Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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Jul 9 2014 | 6:23am ET
The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to turn its wary eye on so-called alternative mutual funds.
The regulator plans to begin a set of examinations of such funds, known as a sweep, later this summer or in the fall, the head of its investment management division, Norm Champ, said last week. The SEC will focus on leverage, liquidity, compliance, valuation, governance and disclosure, he added.
The sweep will initially include between 15 and 20 fund families, Champ said.
Investors have poured billions into alternative funds in recent years, as investors shut out of traditional hedge and private-equity funds flock to mutual funds promising similar strategies.
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 ...