Stories

  • 2006 Alpha Awards - Top Technology Firms

    September 19, 2006

    Hedge funds live and die by their investment strategies, but they cannot survive without technology.

  • 2006 Alpha Awards - Top Accounting Firms

    September 18, 2006

    The revelation a year ago that Bayou Management — a onetime $450 million Stamford, Connecticut, hedge fund firm — had for years been fabricating independent auditor reports from a fictitious accounting firm shocked many investors.

  • 2006 Alpha Awards - Top Administrators

    September 18, 2006

    Hedge fund administration isn't sexy. Administrators perform the basic but necessary behind-the-scenes services a hedge fund must have to operate.

  • 2006 Alpha Awards - Top Law Firms

    September 15, 2006

    In June a partner with Chicago-based law firm Sidley Austin testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the subject of hedge funds and short selling.

  • 2006 Alpha Awards - Top Prime Brokers

    September 14, 2006

    Last November, Morgan Stanley promoted Richard Portogallo to global head of equity financing services, with joint responsibilities for prime brokerage and U.S. equities.

  • 2006 Alpha Awards - Top Administrators

    September 14, 2006

    Hedge fund administration isn’t sexy. Administrators perform the basic but necessary behind-the-scenes services a hedge fund must have to operate.

  • 2006 Alpha Awards - Compiling the Ranking

    September 13, 2006

    Alpha compiled its 2006 Alpha Awards ranking of the top hedge fund service providers based on voting in the spring and early summer by more than 1,000 hedge fund management firms.

  • 2006 Alpha Awards - Land of Opportunity

    September 12, 2006

    The $1.3 trillion-plus hedge fund industry has been a bonanza for accountants, administrators, lawyers, prime brokers and technology providers. Our second annual Alpha Awards reveal which firms deliver the best service.

  • Digging for Data

    September 12, 2006

    Majestic Research is using technology to mine the Internet for information that can give investors an edge.

  • For Love and Money

    September 12, 2006

    Dinakar Singh is a manager on the edge of innovation. Two years ago the former Goldman, Sachs & Co. proprietary trader teamed up with private equity firm Texas Pacific Group to launch New York–based TPG-Axon Capital, a then-$2.8 billion global macro fund, just as hedge fund and private equity players were starting to talk about convergence.

  • Harvesting Returns

    September 12, 2006

    "Live green, go yellow,” trumpets General Motors’ new advertising campaign, touting the benefits of using corn-based, cleaner-burning ethanol in combination with gasoline.

  • Indiana University Foundation

    September 12, 2006

    Before its 2002 foray into hedge funds, the IUF had a fairly traditional 70/30 investment strategy and was “at the mercy of the equity and bond markets,” according to Stratten, 46, who has been with the fund since 1993.

  • Into the Fray

    September 12, 2006

    Volatility is back with a vengeance. In August, as global financial markets dipped on the news of a sophisticated bomb plot in the U.K., unremitting bloodshed in Iraq and the difficulties of negotiating a cease-fire in Lebanon, Davide Serra and Eric Halet got busy.

  • Pension Windfall Act?

    September 12, 2006

    When President George W. Bush signed the Pension Protection Act of 2006 on August 17, he approved a law intended to provide a number of significant safeguards and incentives for pension plans and the retirees who depend on them.

  • Removing the Shroud of Secrecy

    September 12, 2006

    The SEC could create greater transparency for hedge funds if it allowed those with registered advisers to advertise.

  • Ship of Dreams

    September 12, 2006

    Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam is rebuilding lives in his native Sri Lanka - one house at a time.

  • Short Shift

    September 12, 2006

    Traditional money managers are embracing short-selling as a way to capture alpha - and assets.

  • Strategies

    September 12, 2006

    Jerrold Mitchell has always had a fondness for alternatives. When he retired as a partner of Wellington Management Co. in 1995 after 26 years of managing equity portfolios, he decided to do something entirely different: attend divinity school.

  • The Rocaton Way

    September 12, 2006

    As the FSA's chief hedge fund watchdog, Hector Sants embodies the U.K.'s firm but friendly style of regulation.

  • Warm Reception

    September 12, 2006

    As the FSA's chief hedge fund watchdog, Hector Sants embodies the U.K.'s firm but friendly style of regulation.


 

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