Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Oct 13 2008 | 1:30pm ET
Gartmore has scrapped plans for its European Absolute Return Fund, a long/short hedge fund, because of the U.K. short-selling ban and continuing market volatility.
The fund, which was slated for on Oct. 31 launch, was supposed to use a similar strategy to Gartmore’s flagship European equity long/short hedge fund, the AlphaGen Capella Fund, and take long and short positions in equities and derivatives.
Richard Pursglove, head of U.K. retail at Gartmore, said the decision to postpone the fund was made solely in the interest of our investors," Reuters reports.
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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