Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Oct 5 2006 | 2:55pm ET
Woodstock, N.Y.-based boutique Miller/Howard Investments is set to begin a marketing push next year for its new hedge fund targeting the defined-benefit community. The firm hopes to raise $150 million by the end of next year for the currently $6 million Absolute Value Partners fund, according to Executive Vice President Steve Chun.
The firm’s long-time strategy has been to focus on dividend-paying stocks, and that won’t change with the hedge fund, a strategy that may appeal to DB funds.
“That core portfolio is going to be a solid group of conservative, dividend-focused strategies,” Chun says, to which Miller/Howard will add market hedges—with a 100% leverage limit—to add alpha.
The fund launched on March 1 with its initial investors. Chun says that its returns so far are “in line” with other long/short strategies.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.