Thursday, 18 September 2014
Last updated 23 min ago
Dec 5 2007 | 8:07am ET
For Superwoman, traditional asset management vehicles just won’t do. Nicola Horlick, the British fund manager given the supermoniker by London’s tabloids due to her ability to balance motherhood and a demanding career in asset management, said her Bramdean Asset Management is going whole hog into alternatives.
Horlick told Thomson Investment Management that Bramdean is now “completely focused” on alternatives, though she’s leaving her multi-manager funds extant—and empty—“just in case we want to use them in the future for something.”
Over the next 20 years, Superwoman expects institutional investors to boost their alternatives allocation to 50%, though for now she’s aiming lower, advising clients to bump it up to 10%. Given that prediction, Bramdean is trying to get a head start on the rush.
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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