Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Jun 24 2009 | 2:18am ET
Swedish banking group SEB is jumping back into the alternative investments business with both feet. Its fund management division plans to launch a new credit hedge fund in the fall, while reopening its listed private equity vehicle in August.
The new global credit hedge fund aims to take advantage of the volatility in the debt market, Reuters reports. The fund will take both long and short positions in investment grade and high-yield bonds, seeking mispricing opportunities, SEB global head of investment management Peter Branner told the news agency. It will employ leverage to boost returns, he said.
SEB is targeting institutional investors and private banking clients, it said.
Meanwhile, the firm has doubled its private equity team with a pair of hires, and plans to reopen its fund this summer. The p.e. fund will invest in infrastructure deals as well as picking up p.e. fund stakes on the secondary market.
“Forced sellers are a good starting point,” Branner told Reuters.
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 ...