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After VC storm, who will be left?

February 21, 2010

Venture capital today is survival of the pluckiest. About three-quarters of the estimated 1,500 VC firms now in business worldwide aren't expected to be around after they finish investing their current portfolios. And those leaving the VC arena...

Atticus Capital bails out of hedge fund business, will return $3B to investors

August 12, 2009

Atticus Capital LLC, a New York-based hedge fund shop, is returning $3 billion to investors as the company founder opts out of the hedge fund business, according to a letter sent to shareholders yesterday. The firm will continue to manage the...

McCool says solution near on custody of alternatives

June 28, 2009

The Charles Schwab Corp., which promised to spell out details of its plan to help advisers move alternative assets from its platform this month, has nearly met its deadline. The San Francisco-based firm is in the final stages of negotiating...

Business owners invest in their firms, not stocks

June 19, 2009

When the economic recovery finally arrives, many small business owners won't try to rebuild their shrunken stock portfolios. They'll be putting their money in what looks like a better bet: their companies. Owners already have plenty of reasons...

Baird picks CAIS platform for hedge funds

May 17, 2017

Robert W. Baird & Co. has signed on with CAIS' alternatives platform, allowing its 875 advisers to select single-manager hedge funds for the first time. "Many of the advisers we have recruited from wirehouses are experienced in offering hedge...

National Advisors opens doors to alternatives

March 13, 2009

National Advisors Trust Co. said today that it was expanding the alternative-investment-custody services that it provides to advisers. The firm saw a business opportunity because The Charles Schwab Corp. of San Francisco announced plans several...

Institutional investors sticking with alternatives

February 13, 2009

The current market turbulence combined with some spectacular scandals has not yet jarred institutional investors from their investment strategies, according to the results of a survey conducted last month. A survey of 50 institutional investors...

Morningstar licenses hedge fund database

February 9, 2009

Morningstar Inc.’s hedge fund database will become the foundation for a new research platform designed to give qualified investors a closer look at more than 7,500 hedge funds. The platform,, which was launched today, was developed...

September socks hedge fund performance

October 3, 2008

Hedge funds had their worst month in a decade in September because of short selling restrictions, the liquidity crunch and stock volatility, according to Hennessee Group LLC, which tracks the hedge fund industry. “September 2008 will prove...

Pallotta planning to leave Tudor Investments

August 7, 2008

Jim Pallotta, a fund manager at Tudor Investment Corp., will start his own investment firm in 2009, according to a letter to investors that was cited in a Bloomberg report. The $5 billion Raptor Global Fund that he manages will be spun off Jan....

Portfolio construction key, study says

June 13, 2008

Both asset managers and advisers are vying to provide new retirement-income strategies for investors, according to a new report. The analysis, titled “Product Development in an Evolving Portfolio Construction Environment,” was done by Boston-based...

Hedge fund manager plans to leave Citi

May 22, 2008

The portfolio manager of Citigroup Inc.’s struggling Falcon Strategies and ASTA/MAT hedge funds, Reaz Islam, is leaving after 18 years at the company. Falcon Strategies, a fixed-income hedge fund, lost more than 75% of its value, while the...

Morningstar to rate hedge funds

February 14, 2008

Morningstar Inc. has taken another step into the alternative investments space by expanding its star-rating system to hedge funds. In addition to the new rating system, which begins today, Morningstar introduced a Morningstar 1000 Index and...

Gold near $1,900 set to go 'parabolic,' analyst warns

August 22, 2011

Gold's rally to a record near $1,900 an ounce pushed the metal to overbought levels according to technical analysis tools, as economist Dennis Gartman said prices will go “parabolic.” Bullion's relative strength index has topped 70 since...

Pooling resources creates a wealth of alternative assets

July 24, 2011

Alternatives are such an integral part of Matrix Wealth Advisors Inc.’s philosophy that the fee-only firm has a pooled fund devoted to the category. The three-year-old fund, the Matrix Private Opportunities Fund I LLC, comprises 18 underlying...

Genworth to hike alternatives offerings with Altegris buy

October 19, 2010

Genworth Financial Inc. this morning announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire alternative-investments platform Altegris Advisors LLC for approximately $35 million. The deal also includes some performance-based payments. Altegris,...

Stanley Druckenmiller closing up shop

August 18, 2010

Stanley Druckenmiller, the hedge- fund icon who boasts one of the best long-term trading records and the distinction of having made $1 billion for George Soros by forcing a devaluation of the British pound in 1992, is closing his firm after...

An alternative path: Former Morgan Stanley exec returns to Wall Street

October 9, 2009

Nearly two years after her ouster from Morgan Stanley, Zoe Cruz, the firm's former co-president, is now plotting to launch her own alternative investment shop. According to a report today in the Wall Street Journal, Ms. Cruz — once one of...

Report: Tremont to auction off remaining hedge fund assets to pay investors

August 14, 2009

Tremont Group Holdings Inc., which lost more than $3 billion in the Bernard Madoff scam, will auction off its remaining hedge fund assets in an attempt to pay its investors, The Wall Street Journal reported. Rye, N.Y.-based Tremont will sell...

Emerging-market investors want more disclosure

June 22, 2009

Disclosure of specific environmental, social and corporate governance issues was seen as the major challenge facing socially conscious investors in emerging-market companies, according to a survey of institutional investors. The survey of 67...

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