Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Nov 30 2007 | 10:22am ET
One month after issuing a request for information on direct private equity investing, the board of the $710 million Worcester (Mass.) Retirement System is further expanding its foray into alternatives. This time around, the system has issued a proposal for portable alpha strategies that employ diversified funds of hedge funds as the “alpha engine.”
The system intends to fund the portable alpha strategy with approximately $5 million to $15 million. The deadline for the request for proposals, which will be available after Dec. 6 at Meketa Investment Group’s Web site, is Jan. 11.
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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