Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Nov 8 2007 | 11:58am ET
Hedge fund AQR Capital Management has dropped its plan to go public as it faces substantial withdrawals.
The Greenwich, Conn.-based firm, which manages about $35 billion, has not participated in the hedge fund resurgence over the past two months. Its flagship Absolute Return Fund lost about 3% last month, and is down 6% year-to-date, according to the New York Post. The poor performance has reportedly led several large investors to file redemption requests.
AQR was one of the firms hit hardest by this summer’s market swoon, and in July announced it was postponing its planned $500 million initial public offering. The firm planned to sell 10% of itself.
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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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