Day: 27 July 2018

AlphaPoint Adds Guggenheim’s Boggiano

AlphaPoint, a blockchain company focused on enabling institutions to launch, scale and operate digital asset networks and exchanges, announces the appointment of Kristin Boggiano as its chief legal officer. In this role, Boggiano will oversee the company’s legal, regulatory and government relations functions, as well as contribute as a member of the executive team.

Boggiano brings more than two decades of experience in the financial industry to AlphaPoint. Most recently, she served as a managing director and senior regulatory counsel at Guggenheim, where she advised on asset management, broker-dealer and insurance issues. As special counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel, Boggiano was a senior regulatory, structured products and investment management counsel.

Are Active FX Funds About to Turn a Corner?

Despite a decline of investment into actively managed FX funds in recent years, speakers at the Profit & Loss Forex Network New York conference expressed optimism for these funds.

Chris Solarz, a managing director at Cliffwater, a firm that provides investment advisory services, explained that hedge fund strategies in general have struggled to outperform indices since the financial crisis, both on an absolute and relative basis.

“Someone mentioned on an earlier panel that it’s not fair to compare hedge fund strategies, hedge fund indices, to the S&P – but in the industry 10 years ago, that’s not at all how we were selling it.