Stories

  • Attack of the Clones

    June 21, 2006

    Hedge funds are considered by many investors to be an attractive investment, thanks in large part to their diversification benefits and distinctive risk profiles. The major drawbacks are their high fees and lack of transparency. Research by Jasmina Hasanhodzic and Andrew W. Lo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology raises the possibility of creating passive portfolios that provide similar risk exposures to those of hedge funds at lower costs and with greater transparency. Hasanhodzic and Lo find that for certain hedge fund strategies, these hedge fund “clones” perform well enough to warrant serious consideration.

  • British Invasion

    June 21, 2006

    As the total number of U.S. hedge fund managers opening offices in London keeps rising, one London-based hybrid is racing against the current.

  • Class Review - Convertible-Arbitrage Funds

    June 21, 2006

    The huge sell-off in global equity markets this spring has caused many hedge funds to stumble.

  • Dana Troxell

    June 21, 2006

    The only thing more audacious than alternatives firm Angelo Gordon’s buying a traditional asset manager was its putting a merger banker in charge.

  • Foreign Exchange Come of Age

    June 21, 2006

    In a world of rising volatility, active currency management is an appealing source of alpha — even for pension funds.

  • Guggenheim Exhibit

    June 21, 2006

    The one-of-a-kind fund-of-hedge-funds model devised by Guggenheim Advisors tries to damp risk through separate accounts and massive gathering of data.

  • Land of the Giant

    June 21, 2006

    Our fifth annual ranking of the biggest single-manager hedge fund firms.

  • Match Game

    June 21, 2006

    What do Brian Dennehy, Vanessa Redgrave and Philip Seymour Hoffman have in common with Hedge Connection, an online capital introduction service for hedge funds?

  • One Step at a Time

    June 21, 2006

    A Leg To Stand On co-founder Mead Welles is changing the lives of disabled children.

  • One Wild Cat

    June 21, 2006

    Formerly a trader for Julian Robertson Jr.’s Tiger Management, Touradji, like his onetime boss, has a reputation for taking big bets and being outspoken with his often controversial market views.

  • Out of the Woods

    June 21, 2006

    As International Paper Co. sells off millions of acres of trees to boost its profits, pension chief Robert Hunkeler is turning to hedge funds to help solidify his company’s underfunded retirement plan.

  • Send in the Clones

    June 21, 2006

    FOR MANY PENSION FUND MANAGERS, hedge funds are a conundrum.

  • Strategies – University of Toronto

    June 21, 2006

    Felix Chee had been retired for all of six weeks when the University of Toronto recruited him in October 2001 to be its vice president for business affairs.

  • The Education of Mark Anson

    June 21, 2006

    Mark Anson, CEO of Hermes Pensions Management, which overseas British Telecom's $58 billion pension plan, does'n need a certificate to prove he knows about alternative investing.

  • The Hedge Fund 100 - Rankings

    June 21, 2006

  • The Hedge Fund 100 - Rankings Part II

    June 21, 2006

  • Tool of the Trade

    June 21, 2006

    Hedge funds are all about making money.

  • University of Wisconsin

    June 21, 2006

    A little more than 18 months ago, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation’s $1.5 billion endowment portfolio was as bland as the Dairy State’s mildest cheddar: stocks and bonds but not a single hedge fund for flavor.


 

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