Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Jun 17 2013 | 2:20pm ET
Lyxor Asset Management and TIG Advisors will launch a UCITS-complaint merger-arbitrage hedge fund.
The two firms plan to roll the vehicle out on Lyxor's UCITS platform, Citywire reports. The Lyxor/Tiedemann Arbitrage Strategy will employ TIG's research to seek out arbitrage opportunities from around the world, with a focus on wide spreads and complex deals. The fund will be managed by TIG's Drew Figdor; Lyxor will provide risk management.
"We look for complex mergers where our research can add value and are anticipating an uptick in mega-cap deals driven by the increased availability of funding, both for strategic buyers and private equity," Figdor told Citywire.
The strategy will be available euro-, dollar- and pound Sterling-denominated share classes, and will feature weekly liquidity.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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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