Wednesday, 17 September 2014
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Sep 11 2013 | 10:21am ET
Mariner Investment Group is adding environmental considerations to its investment process, becoming one of the first hedge funds to sign on to the United Nations-backed principles for responsible investment.
New York-based Mariner has subscribed to MSCI's ESG Portfolio Analytics and will incorporate the environmental, social and governance research, ratings and screening tools into its decision-making.
"Our investors are increasingly taking into consideration the environmental, social and governance implications of their investments in portfolio allocation," Bracebridge Young, CEO of the $10 billion firm, said. "While we're still in the early days, we believe that adhering to these principles and incorporating them into our investment decision-making processes will enable us to achieve better risk-adjusted returns for our clients over the longer-term."
"The hedge fund community is a relatively new entrant to the space," MSCI senior sales associate Sarah Greenberg told The Wall Street Journal. "I probably could count the number of hedge funds on one hand three or four years ago."
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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