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May 17 2013 | 2:41pm ET
The Blackstone Group is set to launch a new hedge fund that will invest in other hedge fund managers' top trades.
The planned "super" hedge fund will be something akin to a best ideas fund of hedge funds. Run by former Duquense Capital Management partner Greg Geiling, the vehicle will ask managers of hedge funds Blackstone's funds of funds already invest in to submit their best and more interesting trade ideas for a fee.
"It's a sort of Harlem Globetrotters' fund of the best ideas from across the spectrum," one source told the Financial Times.
While most hedge fund managers carefully guard their trading ideas, Blackstone is betting that both their fee—and growing risk constraints that keep them from investing as much as they'd like on their best ideas—will overcome that resistance.
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…
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