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AlphaMetrix to Engage in Orderly Fund Redemption, Conference Plans Still In Tact

AlphaMetrix released a statement saying the firm would begin orderly redemptions of client assets held on its managed account platform and a spokesperson said the firm will remain a viable entity. The statement reads: “In light of recent redemption requests, [...]

Exclusive: AlphaMetrix Source Expresses Optimism Firm Will Meet NFA Deadline, Pay CTA Fees; January Conference Still On Track

As a public deadline with the National Futures Association (NFA) approaches that could essentially end the firm’s business, a source inside AlphaMetrix expressed optimism the January, 2014 conference in Miami Beach will take place.  Further, this source considered it likely [...]

Enforcement Action Could Hasten the End for AlphaMetrix

A recent Enforcement Action against AlphaMetrix by the National Futures Association (NFA) could hasten the firm’s path to bankruptcy. On October 21, the NFA issued a “Notice of Member  Responsibility Action” to AlphaMetrix which instructed the firm to pay $600,000 in fees [...]

Source: AlphaMetrix in Negotiation for Sale of Firm, But Bankruptcy More Likely Outcome

 By Mark Melin   AlphaMetrix, the investment platform connecting primarily institutional investors with hedge funds and managed futures programs, has suspended paying performance and incentive fees to the funds on its platform and fired its Chief Financial Officer, according to [...]

Beat the Managed Futures Benchmarks?  Not so fast…

Beat the Managed Futures Benchmarks? Not so fast…

The following article is excerpted from the upcoming Opalesque Futures Intelligence By Lorent Meksi When investing in managed futures, how easy is it to beat the benchmark?  Every investment is judged on how well it does not only on an absolute basis, [...]

KPMG’s Chief Economist / Alternative Investments Addresses Fed Exit Strategy, Coming Bond Market Volatility and Challenges to the US as World Reserve Currency

KPMG’s Chief Economist / Alternative Investments Addresses Fed Exit Strategy, Coming Bond Market Volatility and Challenges to the US as World Reserve Currency

Constance Hunter, KPMG’s Chief Economist / Alternative Investments, is known in economic circles for her insight into transitional trends and fundamental market shifts.  We caught up with her to discuss her outlook in regards to some of the significant economic [...]

AlphaMetrix Issues Statement to Quell Rumors

As rumors swirl regarding the potential downfall of a significant player in the alternative investment arena, with concerns regarding customer segregated funds paramount in light of the MF Global and PFG scandals, AlphaMetrix releases a statement  that aims to re-assure [...]

AlphaMetrix Encountering “Significant Cash Flow Issues” According to Firm

Alphametrix, one of the largest independent alternative investment platforms for hedge funds and managed futures, said it has “encountered significant cash flow issues,” according to a letter obtained by Opalesque and confirmed by multiple commodity trading advisors. The letter also announced [...]

Facts That I Think Bloomberg Should Have Covered In Its Managed Futures Story

A recent Bloomberg Markets article by David Evans, “Fleeced by Fees,” raises several valid points but leaves critical “misimpressions,” a word the Evans uses to describe how managed futures is misrepresented to investors. The primary thesis of the article is that [...]