Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Dec 18 2008 | 3:09am ET
Paul Austin, the former chief investment officer of Slimfast founder Daniel Abraham’s family office, has launched a global macro hedge fund to focus on global equities and currencies, FINalternatives has learned.
Analytix Capital’s eponymous hedge fund debuted in October with good results. The fund is up 9.45 % in its first two months of trading.
The fund is a quantitative fund that employs proprietary algorithms coupled with an automated trading platform designed specifically for high frequency trading strategies, according to the firm’s Web site. It currently sports a portfolio of five to 10 macro themes, which will expand to 20 to 30 over time.
Prior to founding Analytix Capital, Austin managed over $1 billion of Abraham’s personal fortune in a diversified portfolio that included global equities, bank loans, corporate bonds, currencies and alternative assets for more than six years. Austin also served as an analyst Goldman Sachs.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...