Monday, 1 September 2014
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Aug 25 2008 | 1:00am ET
New Jersey will be able to invest some pension money in alternative investments, after a court rejected a union bid to keep the money out of them.
A state court gave the Garden State’s Treasury Dept. permission to move forward with a plan to put about $9 billion, or 11.5%, of the state’s $78 billion in pension assets into hedge funds and other alternatives. The ruling comes as a new report shows the state pension systems is even farther from being able to meet its commitments than previously thought.
A new study shows that more police and firefighters than expected are retiring with disabilities, leaving a gap of some $550 million.
The Communications Workers of America and the New Jersey Education Association had sought to block the move, arguing that hedge funds are too risky and prone to political abuses.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...