Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Sep 14 2007 | 10:50am ET
Fund of funds shop Forsyth Partners is on its way out, going into administration and suspending its funds. Newly-appointed administrator Grant Thornton U.K. hopes to sell the business within the next two days, saying the funds themselves are in no trouble.
“The funds are absolutely fine,” Grant Thornton’s Steve Akers told Bloomberg News. “It’s the investment management business that got itself into trouble.” He said the firm “overstretched itself” by opening offices across the Middle East and Asia. London-based Forsyth, which manages US$1.2 billion, is owned by Dubai-based Forsyth Partners Group Holdings.
Forsyth has lost its licenses in both the U.K. and Dubai, the latter due to failure to meet capital requirements.
Chief Investment Officer Peter Toogood and his staff will continue to manage the firm’s assets.
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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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