Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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May 21 2013 | 8:23am ET
Morgan Creek Capital Management will acquire the $700 million alternative funds business of Signet Capital Management, a Europe-based institutional fixed-income investment firm. The value of the deal was not made public.
Under the agreement, Signet will contribute its funds and senior investment management team—including founder Robert Marquardt and CEO Serge Umansky—to Morgan Creek's platform. Signet’s offices in London, and Lausanne, Switzerland, will become part of Morgan Creek’s global network.
“We are excited to have Bob, Serge and the entire Signet team join Morgan Creek, a union that will benefit both our present and future clients,” said Mark W. Yusko, the chief investment officer of Morgan Creek. “This agreement represents a major achievement in our overall strategy to expand our global footprint and bring on talented investment professionals to help address the increasingly complex global investment environment.”
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter.
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 ...