Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Sep 8 2006 | 12:00am ET
Its new hedge fund risk ratings service is just getting off the ground, but Moody’s Investor Services said this week that it has already rated a pair of hedge funds. The firm said its goal was to rate another 20 funds by the end of the year.
Only one of the two rated funds, Sorin Capital Management, agreed to have the Moody’s assessment revealed. After four Moody’s professional dug into the firm’s offering memoranda, audited financial statements and service agreements, and paid an on-sight visit to the firm, the ratings agency gave Sorin an operations quality rating of OQ1-minus.
The Moody’s scale runs from excellent (OQ1) to poor (OQ5).
The assessments, which are initiated by hedge funds often hoping to attract big institutional money, reportedly cost $25,000.
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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