Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Dec 12 2008 | 12:19pm ET
Commodity trading advisors have outperformed their hedge fund counterparts through the financial crisis and investors have taken notice. In fact, more than one-third say they intend to add to macro and trend-following CTAs, according to a new survey.
Distressed strategies are also getting more interest with more than 23% of investors increasing their allocations to that strategy, according to a report from the Greenwich Roundtable and Quinnipiac University.
On the flip side, investors soured on their hedge fund investments, with more than 22% indicating that they were lowering their allocations to the troubled asset class. The survey also revealed that cash was king in the vast majority of investors’ portfolios with two-thirds increasing their cash positions.
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.