Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Jul 2 2008 | 2:00am ET
The New Jersey State Investment Council is committing $175 million to a pair of private equity and hedge funds.
The $80 billion pension fund is committing $75 to Ironbound Partners, a $1 billion global value oriented long/short equity hedge fund. Princeton, N.J.-based Ironbound was founded by ex-Merrill Lynch portfolio manager Stephen Silverman and, since inception in August 2004, the fund has generated annualized returns of 18.77% with volatility of 10.96% through May 2008.
New Jersey is also committing $100 million to Fairview Capstone II, which is being organized as a separate account to make commitments in small and/or emerging buyout and venture capital funds. The investment is a re-up for the division after committing an initial allocation of $100 million to Fairview Capstone in 2007.
Fairview Capstone Fund II intends to invest 50% to 60% in venture capital funds, 30% to 40% in buyout funds and up to 15% in special situations.
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.