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Mar 14 2013 | 1:22pm ET
Magnetar Capital has raised $370 million for a mortgage hedge fund.
The Evanston, Ill.-based hedge fund disclosed the figure in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last year. Magnetar launched the Mortgage Securities Fund last year; the vehicle invests in mortgage-backed bonds.
Magnetar, which manages about $9 billion, is one of the larger and more prominent investors in collateralized debt obligations. The firm has never been accused of wrongdoing, but banks involved in its CDOs have been fined hundreds of millions of dollars.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...