Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Oct 12 2007 | 5:41am ET
FrontPoint Partners this week launched its first global emerging markets fund, targeted at institutional investors.
The new strategy—FrontPoint’s 32nd—will trade local currencies and interest rates, as well as equity and debt in emerging markets, focusing on macroeconomic variables. It is managed by Adam Weiner, who joined the firm in August from Oppenheimer Funds, where he also worked as an emerging markets portfolio manager.
“Within a strong risk-management framework, Adam and his experienced investment team combine macro views on global, county and local conditions and trends with fundamental, bottom-up analysis to arrive at the optimal asset or product type, whether in local currency, interest rates, debt, equity or frontier investments," Stu Bohart, head of alternative investments at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and Michael Kelly, MSIM chief investment officer of absolute return strategies, wrote in an internal memo.
Morgan Stanley bought Greenwich, Conn.-based FrontPoint, which manages about $5.5 billion, for $400 million last year.
Joining Weiner on the new fund’s investment team are Parisa Golestanch as senior portfolio analyst, Hema Kailasam as senior trader and Kin Lam as senior quantitative analyst.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...