CHICAGO—The Alpha Pages, LLC recently acquired Futures Magazine and its digital properties, including Futuresmag.com, ResourceInvestor.com and all related e-newsletters from Summit Business Media.
The Alpha Pages is a new media firm focused on alternative investments. The firm was founded and is led by Kristin Fox and Jeff Joseph, two seasoned alternative investment industry veterans.
Fox has spent more than 20 years creating print and digital platforms in the alternative investment space, including HedgeWorld.com, which was sold to Reuters in 2005. Joseph was the former managing director of Alternative Investment Strategies at Rydex Investments where he developed and introduced a number of groundbreaking alternative investment products including the first managed futures mutual fund.
Fox and Joseph were attracted to the Futures Magazine print and digital properties because of the quality of the content offering, the loyalty of its subscribers, the engagement metrics of the digital users and the solid 41-year-old brand.
Ginger Szala, a 29-year veteran of the Futures brand, has been promoted to Publisher and Editor-in-Chief and Christopher Casey has been promoted to Vice President of Advertising Sales and Associate Publisher under the new ownership.
"We see tremendous opportunity for growth and expansion of the Futures properties," said Fox. "I have a deep and abiding respect for Ginger Szala and her team and all that they have built and I look forward to working with them and exploring new content avenues and technologies for distribution."
"The Futures purchase is the initial step toward a deeper commitment to the alternative investment space as we are planning to provide subscribers and digital users with broader and more engaging content, via additional acquisitions," said Joseph. "The potential in this market is tremendous and our intent is to develop a richer experience for our readers."
About the founders:
Kristin Fox is co-founder and President of The Alpha Pages, LLC. She also is the founder and principal of FoxInspires LLC, a firm founded in 2009 that specializes in providing unbiased investor education and marketing materials and media relations for alternative investment firms. Previously Kristin was Executive Editor for HedgeWorld.com, which was sold to Reuters in 2005. Her responsibilities included managing the team and all aspects of the daily news and all publications, information products and conferences produced by HedgeWorld. Prior to her tenure at HedgeWorld, Kristin was an editor for Crain’s Pensions & Investments, where her duties included editing and producing P&I Daily. Before her tenure at Crain’s, Kristin was President of Hedge Fund Research, Inc. She has been a journalist for 30 years and her credentials include economics columnist for Associated Press and contributor to the Financial Times. She also is a founding board member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and oversees the Chicago-based activities of that group.
Jeff Joseph is co-founder and CEO of The Alpha Pages, LLC. He also is the co-founder and principal of Prescient Capital Partners, LLC, a venture firm advising early-stage companies on strategic direction, business model execution and venture finance. He has spent more than 25 years in the investment industry, including executive experience as the founder and first managing director of the Alternative Investment Strategies team at Rydex Investments, a $15 billion investment firm, where he launched more than a dozen ground-breaking retail and institutional alternative investment products that accumulated more than $5 billion in assets during his five-year tenure. Prior to Rydex, Jeff worked alongside Kristin as managing director of HedgeWorld Capital Markets. Prior to HedgeWorld, Jeff was managing director of an online hedge fund marketing platform developed by Hedge Fund Research.