Friday, 29 August 2014
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Dec 4 2008 | 10:47am ET
The bad news for the hedge fund industry continues to snowball, with two of the largest hedge funds in the world imposing redemption restrictions.
New York-based D.E. Shaw Group and San Francisco-based Farallon Capital Management have placed gate limits on withdrawals, Bloomberg News reports. They join dozens of other hedge funds that have restricted how much their investors can pull—or barred redemptions altogether—as the market volatility continues to take the industry on an unpredictable ride.
D.E. Shaw, which manages some $36 billion, saw a gate provision on its Oculus Fund triggered when it received redemption requests totaling more than 8% of the fund’s assets, despite the fact the fund has bucked the industry trend toward double-digit losses this year. In fact, the fund is up about 10%.
Farallon’s Institutional Partners fund has not been so lucky. It imposed the redemption limit—which it said it may lift as soon as next month—after investors tried to yank about a quarter of its assets. The fund is down 23.8% this year.
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 ...