Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Aug 2 2013 | 10:01am ET
CommEq Asset Management's new institutional asset management business has won a powerful backer.
Man Group fund of hedge funds unit FRM Capital Advisors will seed the new business, which will use what CommEq calls an artificial-intelligence-based prediction engine.
“Following an investment of more than 150 man years in natural language processing technology and predictive systems, CommEq has developed what we view as an innovative systematic platform which we believe goes well beyond known approaches in the field.” Patric de Gentile-Williams, FRM's head of seeding, said, ”We feel this strategy may be attractive for investors looking for highly liquid, systematic, relative value investment strategies.”
As part of the agreement, FRM will provide infrastructural, operational and risk-management support for CommEq.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.