Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Feb 17 2009 | 1:25am ET
Global hedge fund assets will fall by another $200 billion this quarter, a top UBS executive said today.
“We are going to see a reduction in hedge fund assets, we are going to see a decline in the number of hedge funds, we are going to see some strategies that will not work in this environment,” Timothy Bell, global head of hedge funds advisory at UBS Wealth Management, said.
Hedge fund assets will sink to $1.2 trillion by the end of the first quarter, a nearly 40% decline since peaking in the middle of 2008. Bell said the continued asset evaporation will be caused in part by hedge fund liquidations and a decline in the use of leverage.
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 ...