Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Aug 2 2013 | 11:15am ET
Grosvenor Capital Management has clinched a deal for Credit Suisse's third-party private equity business.
The Swiss bank will sell its Customized Fund Investment Group to the fund of hedge funds, the two firms said yesterday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the price is thought to be in excess of $200 million.
CFIG has some $20 billion in assets invested with outside private-equity managers and another $10 billion in commitments. The deal thus nearly doubles Grosvenor's assets under management, currently about $23 billion.
Earlier this year, Credit Suisse agreed to sell its private-equity secondaries platform, CS Strategic, to the Blackstone Group. The bank is also winding down its Asset Management Finance unit, which invests in hedge fund managers, to come into compliance with the new U.S. Volcker rule and to meet higher capital requirements.
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.