Sat, Mar 28, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Social Alpha launches as a new group for hedge fund managers in South Florida

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Social Alpha aims to be a different kind of hedge fund networking group. Forget the panels, drink tickets, and service providers - instead Social Alpha will function more like a meet up for managers to connect and chat without a program. The group is founded by Dr. Rainford M. Knight of the Florida Institute of Finance, who will be backing the venture on his own.

"I really just wanted to set up a professional networking opportunity that wasn't all about invitations or speakers or getting sold something. All are welcome and we just want to facilitate conversations," Knight says in an interview with Opalesque.

Social Alpha is the latest entrant into a growing hedge fund scene in Florida. The Florida Alternative Investments Association (FLAIA) and the Hedge Fund Association (HFA) are also on the ground. Knight is already a member of FLAIA and plans to work across both organizations to forge partnerships.

He says the growth of the hedge fund industry in Florida is partly driven by tax laws which are beneficial to hedge funds managers along with quality of life. "I think its taxes sure, but I think people get tired of the New York scene, things are a little more normal here."

The first event will be at the Seagate Hotel in Delray Beach, on March 6. Knight says he plans to hold events approximately every eight weeks at locations throughout the South Florida region.

......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: Does the hedge fund industry benefit society?[more]

    This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a la

  2. Private credit comes into focus for investors[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As investors look for a way out of the low yield/no yield environment, private credit is becoming an increasingly attractive asset class, according to a white paper from Bayshore Capital Advisors. Private credit has grown steadily since the financial crisis as

  3. Other Voices: The role of diversification in CTA portfolios[more]

    2014 brought a resurgence of managed futures strategies, or CTAs, which performed very well as a whole, outperforming all other hedge fund strategies. However, a closer look reveals that there was a wide range of performance, or return dispersion, across managers. The bottom line? Not all CTAs

  4. Neuberger Berman unit buys 20% stake in activist hedge fund Jana Partners for $2bn[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Neuberger Berman’s unit Dyal Capital Partners bought a 20% stake in activist hedge fund firm Jana Partners worth $2bn, WSJ.com reports. The deal comes as activi

  5. Hedge fund launches fall again, $1bn funds found to outperform even smaller hedge funds[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of new hedge fund launches fell again in 2014, the third consecutive year of decline, while fund liquidations saw their first drop since 2010, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report released by industry data provider HFR. Acc

 

banner