New York Advised to Invest Pension Money in Minority Owned Hedge Funds

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio suggested that New York City invest a portion of its pension money in hedge funds with the help of emerging managers. These include women and minority owned hedge funds which are new. This is an advantage because these funds tend to manage less money than older ones. Barclays Capital has …

Large Hedge Fund Investor Plans

According to a study from the Preqin Hedge Fund, it seems that within the next year, close to a third of investors are planning to invest up to a combined staggering $195bn.  Out of these, nearly half are looking for ways of investing in “funds of hedge funds,” as reported in Hedgeweek.  As well, more …

Alternative Investments Presentation

Blackrock Alternative Investors: Greater Role for Alternatives A recent presentation delivered by Blackrock Alternative Investors focused on the positive aspects of alternative investments along with the “diversifying role they can play in institutional client portfolios.” There were three speakers: Matthew Botein (MD and company head); Marcus Sperber (head of the company’s international real estate business) …

What are Taft-Hartley Pension Funds?

As our financial crisis continues to become more complex and difficult to fathom, many different types of funds are being discussed in the news. One type of fund that is frequently discussed is the Taft-Hartley Pension Fund. These funds came into existence as a result of an act of congress in 1947 as part of …