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 Jeff Joseph, a seasoned alternative investment industry veteran.
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. He was also a member of the founding team that developed HedgeWorld.com, which was sold to Reuters in 2005.
Joseph was 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.
"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."
Jeff Joseph is co-founder and CEO of The Alpha Pages, LLC. He also is the Investment Committee Chairman of the iSelect Venture Capital Fund and 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 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.