Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Last updated 17 min ago
Sep 8 2006 | 12:00am ET
QuantInvest has launched its first hedge fund, a long/short and statistical arbitrage vehicle. The New Jersey-based fund, which is being managed by Pierre Vaysse, will invest in 20-40 mega-cap stocks and employ pattern recognition programs more commonly associated with high-end scientific research, according to an investor in the fund.
“The principles, datasets and algorithms built thereon, are designed to be timeless and dynamic. The fund is not dependent on mean reverting pairs or similar overexploited statistical strategies,” the investor wrote in an email to FINalternatives, adding that the fund provides monthly liquidity.
The size of the fund could not be determined, but thus far investors consist of high-net-worth individuals. VanthedgePoint Group is serving as a prime broker to the fund.
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…
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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