Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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Sep 27 2007 | 12:05pm ET
Always on the lookout for new opportunities, hedge fund GLG Partners has reportedly gone to an unorthodox source for new ideas. The London-based firm has hired the Scottish historian Niall Ferguson as a consultant.
Ferguson, a history professor at Harvard University, also teaches at Harvard Business School and specializes in economic and financial history. In addition to his academic duties, Ferguson is a widely-known commentator and columnist, especially for his defense of the Iraq war. A proponent of counterfactual, or “what-if”, history, Ferguson also generated controversy for his alleged defense of British imperialism. Ferguson has also taught at the University of Oxford and New York University.
In a more conventional academic addition, GLG has also hired Duke quantitative finance professor Campbell Harvey to assist wit its Esprit quant fund.
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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