Monday, 20 October 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.
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…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...