Stories

  • Brand Recognition

    October 30, 2006

    Activist hedge fund manager William Ackman frequently makes money by investing in brand-name companies that are ripe for a change.

  • Fund of Funds 50

    October 30, 2006

    With a combined $550 billion in assets, the 50 firms on our list of the world’s biggest multimanagers demonstrate that the fund-of-hedge-funds business is as healthy as ever.

  • Lesson Learned

    October 30, 2006

    Lazard lost nearly $3 billion in hedge fund assets after star manager William von Mueffling left. Now that the firm has recouped that money, it is trying to make sure that the same thing never happens again.

  • Lightning Boldt

    October 30, 2006

    Bob Boldt bolts from Texas; Amaranth undone; Betting on a downturn; Pension Corner; and more.

  • Redefining Women

    October 30, 2006

    Kathleen Kelley co-founded a nonprofit to help hedge fund women like herself support those in need.

  • The Ballad of Gary Bland

    October 30, 2006

    In 2003, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson turned to an outsider to lead his state’s public funds into the modern era. Here’s how his straight-shooting state investment officer helped win the long and hard-fought battle to let New Mexico invest in hedge funds.

  • The Secret of Their Success

    October 30, 2006

    Many of today’s top hedge fund managers have benefited from having suffered big losses early in their investment careers.

  • Up in Arms

    October 30, 2006

    There’s often less than meets the eye among companies that aggressively fight short-sellers.

  • Wizards of Oz

    October 30, 2006

    With the launch of a new brand to unite its broad array of quantitative strategies, Australia’s Macquarie Bank is making a push to rule the rapidly evolving hedge fund landscape in Asia.


 

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