Stories

  • Hedge Fund Leaders Versus All-Europe and Emerging EMEA Research Teams

    March 22, 2007

  • A Rescue Effort

    March 21, 2007

    The Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund has turned to portable alpha to help shrink its growing defi cit.

  • Best of Both Worlds

    March 21, 2007

    At the Temujin Fund, manager Marco Battaglia has delivered outstanding returns by combining cutting-edge quantitative analysis with old-fashioned research.

  • Bridging the Gap

    March 21, 2007

    Hedge fund manager Lulu Wang wants to show how much the U.S. and China have in common.

  • Class Review: Convertible Arbitrage

    March 21, 2007

    Convertible-arbitrage hedge funds are back from the abyss.

  • Finance, Fads and Hedge Funds

    March 21, 2007

    Few industries have a greater fondness for fads than Wall Street.

  • Green Means Go

    March 21, 2007

    Fred Kittler, co-founder of Velocity Technology and Communications Fund, a hedge fund focusing on the high-tech sector that in 1999 was up 262 percent, after fees, is testing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s assertion that there are no second acts in American lives.

  • InvestorForum

    March 21, 2007

    Institutional investors believe private equity investments by hedge funds are on the rise. Nearly 79 percent of respondents to our most recent InvestorForum survey expect the percentage of hedge funds investing in private equity to increase.

  • Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System

    March 21, 2007

    When the $8.5 billion Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System decided to venture into hedge funds, it dove right in instead of testing the waters.

  • Making It Public

    March 21, 2007

    Hedge fund IPOs are the latest European export. But along with capital and credibility, a stock-market listing can bring volatile share prices and more pressure to perform.

  • Northern Exposure

    March 21, 2007

    Canadian hedge fund managers have ridden the boom in the energy and metal markets to great heights. Now if they can only convince institutional investors to give them money.

  • Noteworthy Analysis

    March 21, 2007

    Hedge fund managers are all about results. Here are the European research analysts who are best at providing them.

  • Pension Forecast

    March 21, 2007

    In 1963 a mathematician-turned-meteorologist named Edward Lorenz wrote in a paper for the New York Academy of Sciences that the flapping of a single seagull’s wings could seriously alter the weather.

  • Purified Portfolios

    March 21, 2007

    Looking for assets to manage? Billions of dollars are potentially available to hedge fund managers willing to abide by shari’a, the set of Islamic laws that guide Muslims in all aspects of life — from religious practices to politics to the creation of wealth and its distribution.

  • Scoreboard

    March 21, 2007

    Hedge fund returns by strategy, sorted by investment process, asset class and geographic focus, as of January 31, 2007.

  • The Next Wave

    March 21, 2007

    Spurred by new opportunities, both at home and abroad, British pension plans are investing like never before — and pouring billions into alternatives.

  • To Catch a Thief

    March 21, 2007

    In the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock movie To Catch a Thief, it takes reformed cat burglar Cary Grant to capture the thief responsible for a series of jewelry heists across the French Riviera.

  • Touting Thomas

    March 21, 2007

    Gucci, Ford, Tiffany, Trump and . . . Lee?

  • Update: Bob Boldt

    March 21, 2007

    Bob Boldt, former chief investment officer of the $20.4 billion University of Texas Investment Management Co. (Utimco), has found a new home.


 

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