Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Jan 3 2007 | 12:49pm ET
Barclays Global Investors’ new fund of hedge funds unit is aiming to raise about $1 billion for its first offering, according to a Thompson Financial report.
New York- and London-based BGI Alpha Management Group launched AlpEx, its first external global fund of hedge funds, late last year. According to a Thompson source, the firm hopes to gather the $1 billion over the next 18 months.
The new BGI business, which is exclusively targeting institutional investors, was launched last year. Stan Beckers, formerly of Barra International, heads the group, with former Julius Baer alternatives chief investment officer Jonathan Morgan leading the U.S. fund-of-funds division.
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…
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