Stories

  • $800 Million Man

    May 23, 2007

    Vikram Pandit earned a reputation as one of Wall Street's best and brightest bankers during a 20-year career at Morgan Stanley.

  • A Flu Shot for Asia?

    May 23, 2007

    Where there's volatility, there are typically critics who seek to blame it on hedge funds.

  • CLASS REVIEW: Emerging Markets

    May 23, 2007

    Emerging-markets hedge funds haven't lost their lustre.

  • Investor Forum

    May 23, 2007

    So much for the sanctity of absolute returns. Roughly three quarters of the pension funds, endowments and other institutions that responded to a recent InvestorForum survey say that hedge funds should meet or exceed a performance benchmark.

  • Panic Trading

    May 23, 2007

    Many hedge fund managers were licking their wounds after a sell-off in Chinese stocks sparked a worldwide retreat from equity markets on February 27, but Adam Stern and Mark Friedman were celebrating.

  • Retail Appeal

    May 23, 2007

    The hedge fund industry might want to think about shifting its fundraising efforts to the U.K. come January.

  • Scoreboard

    May 23, 2007

  • The Hedge Fund 100

    May 23, 2007

    The firms in our sixth annual ranking of the world's 100 biggest hedge funds manage an altogether staggering $1 trillion.

  • The Hedge Fund 100

    May 23, 2007

    The firms in our sixth annual ranking of the world's 100 biggest hedge funds manage an altogether staggering $1 trillion.

  • The Hedge Fund 100

    May 23, 2007

  • Third Way

    May 23, 2007

    Private investment firms are becoming hot investments these days.

  • UPDATE: William Ackman

    May 23, 2007

    William Ackman, founder of New York­based activist hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management, has accomplished a supersize feat.

  • A Good Year

    May 22, 2007

    FOR JES STALEY, CEO of JPMorgan Asset Management, 1999 was a very good year.

  • Easing into Alpha

    May 22, 2007

    The strong performance of its portable alpha program hasn't changed the Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado's cautious approach to alternatives.

  • Educational Benefits

    May 22, 2007

    Paamco CEO Jane Buchan serves big pension fund clients by providing advice as well as hedge funds.

  • Mandates

    May 22, 2007

  • Not-So-Risky Business

    May 22, 2007

    During the nearly three decades that Michael Steinhardt managed a hedge fund, the legendary investor had a compounded average annual return of 24 percent, more than double the return of the Standard & Poor's 500 index during that time.

  • Risk Management

    May 22, 2007

    New technology makes sophisticated risk management systems affordable to firms of all sizes.

  • Storm Surge

    May 22, 2007

    After Hurricane Katrina, hedge funds helped prop up an ailing reinsurance market, generating impressive returns for their investors. This year could prove riskier, thanks to uncertain storm patterns and a new Florida law.

  • Talent Magnates

    May 22, 2007

    Owen Thomas and a new set of senior hedge fund executives are turning investment bank Morgan Stanley's lifeless asset management division into a hothouse of alternative investment strategies.

  • The Legacy Project

    May 22, 2007

    Not just anyone can pick up where one of the world's most-admired couples left off.

  • Unexpected Behavior

    May 22, 2007

    David Dreman built his career on a contrarian approach to long-only investing. Now he is joining the crowd by making a big push into hedge funds.


 

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