Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Last updated 41 min ago
Jul 3 2014 | 12:03pm ET
Private-equity giant TPG Capital has invested in Asian hedge-fund seeder HS Group, its first hedge fund investment specific to the region.
TPG has taken a stake in and set up a strategic relationship with the Hong Kong-based company, HS said today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although TPG Asia co-head Tim Dattels will join HS’s advisory board.
HS was founded by Michael Garrow and Johannes Kaps, formerly of the Blackstone Group and Goldman Sachs, respectively. The firm recently announced a seeding arrangement with Pleiad Investment Advisors, a new Asia-focused hedge fund founded by two veterans of Soros Fund Management, Tiger Asia Management and TPG.
“Pleiad’s founders illustrated the caliber of HS Group’s investment pipeline, having succeeded at TPG in Asia, as well as Tiger and Soros,” Dattels, himself a Goldman vet, said.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitich, CIO of Petty Endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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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