Quantcast
The MFWire
Manage Email Alerts | Sponsorships | About MFWire | Who We Are

Subscribe to MFWire.com's News Alerts [click]

Rating:Former Vice Fund Manager Rolls Out New Fund Not Rated 0.0 Email Routing List Email & Route  Print Print
Friday, March 17, 2006

Former Vice Fund Manager Rolls Out New Fund

Reported by Armie Margaret Lee

The man who used to run the Vice Fund is now zeroing in on just one vice for his new firm's first fund offering.

Ahrens Advisors, headed by Dan Ahrens, on Thursday launched the Gaming and Casino Fund, a no-load, multicap mutual fund that will invest 88 percent of its assets into casinos and gaming manufacturers, as well as pari-mutuel companies, lottery support systems, electronic game developers, manufacturers and distributors.

Ahrens, who will manage the new fund, was formerly president of Mutuals.com Funds and portoflio manager of the Vice Fund, which invests in the gambling, arms, alcohol and tobacco industries. He left the company in September last year, and shortly after set up his own firm.

In an interview, Ahrens said there is a great demand for a fund that focuses on gaming and related industries. "I'm surprised one didn't exist yet prior to this," he said.

The industry, he noted, is booming, with the growth expected to continue in the coming years. "Years ago, gaming was confined to Altantic City and Las Vegas and now it's growing nationwide and worldwide as well," he said.

Ahrens, who authored the book "Investing in Vice, The Recession-Proof Portoflio of Booze, Bets, Bombs and Butts," pointed to the growth of gaming in the Midwest and Gulf Coast, and cited emerging opportunities in the Far East and Europe.

The fund has an expense ratio of 1.7 percent. 

Stay ahead of the news ... Sign up for our email alerts now
CLICK HERE

0.0
 Do You Recommend This Story?



GO TO: MFWire
Return to Top
 News Archives
2023: Q1
2022: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2021: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2020: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2019: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2018: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2017: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2016: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2015: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2014: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2013: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2012: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2011: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2010: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2009: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2008: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2007: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2006: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2005: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2004: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2003: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2002: Q4Q3Q2Q1
 Subscribe via RSS:
Raw XML
Add to My Yahoo!
follow us in feedly


  1. MFDF webinar - The SEC's Swing Pricing and Liquidity Proposal: What You Should Know, February 1
  2. Exchange: an ETF Experience, Feb 5-8
  3. WE US - Breakfast at Nobu Hotel, February 6
  4. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (Stuart, FL), February 7
  5. 8th Annual Expect Miracles in Manhattan, February 16
  6. MMI Next Chapter: Rockin' Retirement, February 21
  7. Expect Miracles Boston YPEM Battle of the Bartenders, February 28
  8. MFDF webinar - Fund Industry Claims Trends: An Insurer's Perspective, March 1
  9. Nicsa Strategic Leadership Forum 2023, Mar 1-3
  10. IMEA Data Council Summit, Mar 7-8
  11. MFDF 2023 Fund Governance & Regulatory Insights Conference, Mar 9-10
  12. Irish Funds Boston Breakfast Seminar, March 15
  13. Irish Funds New York Seminar, March 16
  14. 2023 ICI Investment Management Conference, Mar 19-22
  15. FRA's Mastering Client Services and RFPs for Institutional Investors, Mar 20-21
  16. Crane Data's Bond Fund Symposium, Mar 23-24
  17. 2023 MMI Summit, Mar 29-30
  18. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum via Zoom, March 29
  19. 34th Sub-Advised Funds Forum, Apr 3-4
  20. MFDF webinar - Impact of Market Performance on 2022 Annual Investment Firm Profitability and Economies of Scale, April 5
  21. MFDF Regulatory Impacts on Fund Boards, April 20
  22. Morningstar Investment Conference 2023, Apr 25-27
  23. MFDF In Focus: Board Oversight Lessons from Former Fund Directors, May 9
  24. 2023 MMI Emerging Asset Managers Forum, May 11-12
  25. WE US - breakfast at InsideETFs, May 22
  26. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (Columbus, OH), June 1




©All rights reserved to InvestmentWires, Inc. 1997-2023
14 Wall Street | 20th Floor | New York, NY 10005 | P: 212-331-8968 | F: 212-331-8998
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use