Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Last updated 23 min ago
Oct 29 2008 | 1:57am ET
Threadneedle Investments is losing the manager of its European Crescendo hedge fund at the end of the year.
Darrel O’Dea, who has managed the European long/short equities fund since its inception in 2000, is reportedly taking a break from money management. The fund, which has enjoyed a 6.6% annualized return, is, like many of its peers, suffering through a difficult year. It is down 11.4% in 2008 after shedding 4.3% in the third quarter.
O’Dea will assist new manager Paul Doyle through the end of the year, with Doyle formally assuming command in November. Like O’Dea, Doyle has worked on the fund since its launch. William Davies, head of European equities at Threadneedle, will serve as deputy fund manager.
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…
There are two things currency analysts agree on: Currencies have never gone through such a period of low volatility and the dollar must lead the sector out of the current malaise.