Stories

  • Algo vs. Algo

    February 27, 2007

    More than 90 percent of hedge funds now use electronic trading algorithims -- turning the battle for algorithmic trading into a full-scale arms race.

  • An Unlikely Cure

    February 27, 2007

    Abandoned by venture capitalists and investment bankers, biotech companies are turning to hedge funds for the capital and advice they need to get their drugs to market.

  • Betting the Spread

    February 27, 2007

    Pity the hedge fund managers who focus on fixed-income securities.

  • Brawl in the family

    February 27, 2007

    As Société Générale Asset Management seeks to boost profit margins by selling more hedge funds, it must fend off competition from rival SocGen unit Lyxor Asset Management.

  • Changing Climate

    February 27, 2007

    When Balance Asset Management launched in January 2006, the firm's founders had solid credentials, state-of-the-art back-office capabilities and a unique investment strategy.

  • CLASS REVIEW: Merger Arbitrage

    February 27, 2007

    It was a long time coming, but merger arbitrageurs finally had a good year.

  • Clear and Present Danger

    February 27, 2007

    Calls for increased scrutiny of hedge funds are rising. Managers should think twice before ignoring them.

  • Cracking the Code

    February 27, 2007

    The new leaders at renowned quant shop D.E. Shaw hope to ensure the legacy of the firm's founder by applying the innovations he developed for hedge funds to traditional asset management.

  • Fund of Females

    February 27, 2007

    Pomegranate Capital Management is making a bet that the behavioral differences between men and women really are as varied as Mars and Venus -- particularly when it comes to managing money.

  • Intuitional Investor

    February 27, 2007

    The Synchronicity Foundation's Adam Sweidan looks for causes that might otherwise be ignored.

  • InvestorForum

    February 27, 2007

    Institutional investors believe lockups are a valuable tool for preventing mass redemptions but do not think investors should be held to them when hedge fund managers drift too far from their stated strategies, according to the responses to our latest InvestorForum survey.

  • Portable Pensions

    February 27, 2007

    North Dakota has one of the most successful pension plans in the U.S. -- thanks partly to portable alpha.

  • Public Reluctance

    February 27, 2007

    Like any good idea, successful initial public offerings almost always spur copycat deals.

  • Science Lesson

    February 27, 2007

    THE OLD ADAGE that investing is both an art and a science is especially true when it comes to hedge funds.

  • Scoreboard

    February 27, 2007

  • Separate Needs

    February 27, 2007

    As technology makes it easier to handle separately managed accounts, a greater number of investors are pushing hedge funds to offer them.

  • UPDATE: Phillip Goldstein

    February 27, 2007

    The tables have turned on Phillip Goldstein.

  • Winning Hand

    February 27, 2007

    A master poker player, Greenlight Capital president and co-founder David Einhorn knows when he's holding a strong hand.


 

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