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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.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…