Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Feb 13 2014 | 1:19pm ET
The Blackstone Group has raised $1.4 billion to invest in hedge fund managers, it said yesterday.
The alternative investments giant launched the effort a year ago, hiring former Barclays alternative asset management chief Anthony Maniscalco to lead it. Blackstone is seeking between $3 billion and $4 billion for the effort, which will take minority stakes in hedge-fund firms.
"You have an opportunity not only to benefit from their growth but also to look down the road at creating a public vehicle for that," Blackstone Vice Chairman J. Tomlinson Hill told a Credit Suisse forum in Florida. "We will, in our mind, dominate that space the way we have dominated the seeding space."
Blackstone follows the likes of Goldman Sachs, Neuberger Berman Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in seeking a piece of the hedge fund business through minority stakes.
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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