Sunday, 21 September 2014
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May 8 2014 | 11:57am ET
City Financial has launched a new hedge fund, which the firm called the largest of its kind over the past year.
The British firm said it had garnered US$120 million for the Counterpoint Asian Macro Fund. The vehicle is led by fund manager Geoffrey Barker, during which he hopes to achieve double-digit annualized returns.
“Volatility in Asian markets has presented lots of opportunities for a fund like ours,” Barker said. “Investors can still capitalize on the region’s growth and seek double-digit returns through the fund.”
“Most other Asian macro funds with a long-standing track record and team are closed to new capital, so capital-raising success in part represents investor demand for an uncorrelated strategy with relatively few available managers.”
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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