The factual accuracy of parts of this article (those related to the current name of the merged magazine; the publisher has created a new online portal around 2012 named Institutional Investor's Alpha; website www.absolutereturn-alpha.com redirects to www.institutionalinvestorsalpha.com) may be compromised due to out-of-date information. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information.(January 2014)
Absolute Return + Alpha (AR) was launched in September 2009, as a subsidiary of financial publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor. AR was formed when two magazines, Alpha and Absolute Return were combined. The magazine publishes both online and print content. Its main focus is the hedge fund industry and its 3,500 fund managers, but the magazine also covers significant financial events and global research. The magazine features hedge fund rankings according to assets under management rankings, an annual ranking of the 25 highest paid hedge fund managers, and monthly tables of U.S. hedge fund performance data.