Monday, 22 September 2014
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Jan 23 2014 | 1:43pm ET
Paul Singer feels about derivatives the way most people feel about junk food: He knows they aren't good for anyone, but he still loves them.
"I love trading them," the Elliott Management founder said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. But, he added, "on balance, there's been a net negative to society from this particular type of invention."
The hedge fund manager said that derivatives increase leverage and complexity of balance sheets, dangers which outweigh their hedging benefits. Singer said that the banking industry remains a major threat to global stability.
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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