Saturday, 20 September 2014
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Aug 22 2008 | 12:05pm ET
Bramdean Asset Management’s listed fund of hedge funds is doing away with its less-super investments.
The London firm, run by “Superwoman” Nicola Horlick, pulled its investments in five of the eight hedge funds in its transitional portfolio. Among those canned in the fund’s biggest-ever monthly reshuffle was a fund run by Nobel Prize winner Myron Scholes.
“In response to the continuing market turbulence,” the firm “is increasing the focus on capital preservation,” it said in a statement.
The funds no longer managing money for £131 million (US$243 million) fund of funds are Scholes’ Platinum Grove Contingent Capital Offshore Fund, York Capital Management’s Asian and European funds, the Enso Global Equities Fund and Oak Hill Credit Alpha Fund. Bramdean also switched funds at James Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, moving its money from the Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund to the Renaissance Institutional Funds Fund International.
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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