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Jul 16 2013 | 4:53am ET
A former portfolio manager at Weintraub Capital Management has set up his own shop and plans to launch a healthcare focused hedge fund on Oct. 1.
John Rende, who managed Weintraub’s portfolio for 13 years, founded Copernicus Capital Management earlier this year. According to Hedgetracker, the new firm—which is based in San Francisco—hopes to launch with $50 million.
Rende spent 16 years at Weintraub Capital. Before that, he served as vice president in Wells Fargo’s asset management group.
Last year Weintraub Capital—which at one time managed over $2 billion—wound down its operations and returned outside money to investors in order to become a family office to manage founder Jerry Weintraub's millions. During its 20 years in existence, Weintraub Capital posted only two losing years.
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.