Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Jan 7 2009 | 1:02am ET
A brutal December has left Citadel Investment Group’s flagship hedge funds deep in the red for last year.
Through Christmas Eve, the Kensington and Wellington funds lost 9% on the month, leaving them down roughly 53% on the year, Dow Jones Newswires reports. Citadel suspended redemptions from the funds through at least the first quarter of this year after investors sought to yank $1.2 billion of the roughly $10 billion managed by the funds.
The news was not all bad for the Chicago hedge fund giant last year, one of the worst in the history of the hedge fund industry. The firm’s market-making hedge funds, which manage some $3 billion, returned an impressive 43% last year, while most hedge funds were down by double-digits.
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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.