Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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Apr 17 2008 | 12:45pm ET
Months after the subprime mortgage collapse wreaked havoc on the hedge fund world, Clinton Group’s Multistrategy Fund is still suffering.
Multistrategy was down 45% in the first quarter due to bad bets on mortgage-backed securities. Total assets are down by almost 80%—just $90 million from $400 million on New Years Eve—as investors have fled the sinking fund. Clinton Group’s hedge fund assets have fallen from $5.5 billion five years ago to just $600 million today. The firm also manages $7 billion in collateralized-debt obligations and $400 million in private equity.
Despite the setbacks, firm founder George Hall is apparently not discouraged, as he hopes to raise $150 million for a new fund, Bloomberg News reports. The new vehicle will invest in stocks and asset-backed bonds, featuring annual, as opposed to Multistrategy’s quarterly, liquidity.
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…
The twin debacles of MF Global and PFG have damaged the reputation of the futures industry demanding an examination of customer protection rules. New rules are being implemented, which will add cost a...