Stories

  • Hedge Funds' Top Equity Trading Firms

    September 24, 2007

    Alpha’s Top Trading Firms ranking shows that in a world where trading is increasingly electronic, the human touch still matters.

  • Dog Days of Alpha

    September 13, 2007

    Goldman injects cash to shore up a big fund but faces a major drop in performance fees.

  • Asia 25 - China Bulls

    July 26, 2007

    Driven by high-flying equity markets in countries such as China, the growth of Asian hedge funds is soaring — as evidenced by our second annual ranking of the region’s biggest firms.

  • Scoreboard

    July 26, 2007

  • Top Asian Equity Analysts - Asia Rising

    July 26, 2007

    Hedge fund managers are looking to brokerage analysts to help them keep up with Asia's fast-growing markets. Here are their favorite researchers.

  • A Novel Approach

    July 25, 2007

    The big story for hedge funds at the moment is Asia, and London-based Man Group is taking a novel approach to raising its profile in the region.

  • After the Fall

    July 25, 2007

    The hedge funds rebuilding the convertible arbitrage market bear little resemblance to those that perished in the downturn.

  • Aggressive Ambitions

    July 25, 2007

    Dutch pension fund giant ABP is an activist to be reckoned with on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Asia Hedge Fund 25 - China Bulls

    July 25, 2007

    Driven by high-flying equity markets in countries such as China, the growth of Asian hedge funds is soaring — as evidenced by our second annual ranking of the region’s biggest firms.

  • Back to School

    July 25, 2007

    Wouldn't it be great to trade in your briefcase for a book bag and go back to college?

  • Banker to the Stars

    July 25, 2007

    Alternative asset management fi rms will continue to come to market, says Credit Suisse’s Joseph Hershberger.

  • Class Review: Fixed Income

    July 25, 2007

    The past few months have been a wild ride for fixed-income managers.

  • Crossing the Pond

    July 25, 2007

    Last March, Nicolas Berggruen, founder and president of New York–based family office Berggruen Holdings, approached Noam Gottesman, a founder and co-chairman of London hedge fund firm GLG Partners, with a bold proposal: He suggested that GLG go public on the New York Stock Exchange — through a reverse acquisition. Berggruen recommended that GLG be bought out by Freedom Acquisition Holdings — a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) he co-founded with Martin Franklin, chairman and CEO of Rye, New York–based consumer products company Jarden Corp.

  • Education Link

    July 25, 2007

    Link-SA helps South African students in need.

  • Going Direct

    July 25, 2007

    Ball State University cuts out the middleman.

  • Green Gains

    July 25, 2007

    In recent years global warming has been linked to everything from Hurricane Katrina to abnormally warm winters around the world.

  • Group Thinking

    July 25, 2007

    After months of passivity, British and European hedge fund managers have finally awoken to the threat of political interference.

  • High Hopes

    July 25, 2007

    Highbridge Capital Management is using technology to expand its quantitative investment strategies.

  • InvestorForum

    July 25, 2007

    In February, Fortress Investment Group became the first U.S. hedge fund firm to do an initial public offering.

  • Making the Grade

    July 25, 2007

    U.S. college and university endowments are scrambling to fi nd investment talent to manage their increasingly complex portfolios.

  • Prime Investors

    July 25, 2007

    The prime brokerage industry was born to service the needs of hedge funds, and it has grown into a $10 billion business doing primarily that, according to data from New York–based research firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

  • The Hedge Fund Workout

    July 25, 2007

    For companies seeking to stave off bankruptcy, hedge funds are a tempting source of financing after more conventional borrowing options have been exhausted.

  • The Upper Hand

    July 25, 2007

    Understanding speculative capital may be the key to explaining why some hedge funds lose money.

  • Update: Credit Risk

    July 25, 2007

    The past few months have been good for Stephen Vogt, chief investment officer of Mesirow Advanced Strategies.



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