Stories

  • Ambitious Minds

    October 01, 2007

    James Simons, a prizewinning mathematician and former cold war code breaker, is a man of quiet ambition. He is also quite possibly the most talented -- and successful -- hedge fund manager ever to use leverage and short securities.

  • As Alpha Reported

    October 01, 2007

    It's hard to get good help these days, particularly at college and university endowments.

  • CLASS REVIEW: Distressed Securities

    October 01, 2007

    Many hedge fund managers embrace market volatility for the investment opportunities it can create.

  • Digging Deeper

    October 01, 2007

    Hedge fund managers be warned: Investors may be watching you more closely than you think.

  • Frank Assessment

    October 01, 2007

    For Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank, the lesson of the subprime mortgage crisis is simple: Financial markets need more regulation.

  • Fueling Demand

    October 01, 2007

    Rapid economic growth has made China the world's second-largest consumer of fuel -- behind only the U.S. -- a trend that has not gone unnoticed by hedge funds.

  • Further Fallout?

    October 01, 2007

    The massive deleveraging of the financial markets was bound to burn some hedge funds.

  • InvestorForum

    October 01, 2007

    Fees are a major factor in an institutional investor's decision about whether to allocate assets to hedge funds.

  • Keeping the Faith

    October 01, 2007

    As recent market turbulence has some investors questioning the value of using hedge funds, Wake Forest is reaffirming its commitment to alternatives.

  • Scoreboard

    October 01, 2007

    Hedge fund returns by strategy, sorted by investment process, asset class and geographic focus, through June 30, 2007.

  • UPDATE: Securities and Exchange Commission

    October 01, 2007

    Regulators have long been worried about the potential for hedge funds to jolt financial markets, and this summer's subprime mortgage crisis reawakened that fear.

  • A Delicate Balance

    September 30, 2007

    Deutsche Bank co-head of prime brokerage Barry Bausano says that, despite the recent market turbulence, the relationship between hedge funds and their prime brokers has evolved into something of a partnership.

  • Alternative Flight Plan

    September 30, 2007

    The founder of Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s private equity group is dismantling traditional asset classes at Lincoln Vale, his new firm, but are institutional investors ready to open their checkbooks?

  • Banking on Alternatives

    September 30, 2007

    Fortis Group is counting on its acquisition of Cadogan Management to boost its global asset management ambitions.

  • Cruel, Cruel Summer

    September 30, 2007

    The August market meltdown, which started with U.S. subprime mortgages and eventually engulfed credit products and equities around the globe, left many managers with sizable losses -- and their investors wondering whether hedge funds are worth all the work.

  • Desktop Duel

    September 30, 2007

    Hedge funds rely on multiple order and execution management systems for trading. As consolidation begins, service providers are vying for the funds' business.

  • Going Public

    September 30, 2007

    Through Youth, I.N.C., Jeffrey Blumin is investing in the future of inner-city students.

  • Summer Blues

    September 30, 2007

    ON SEPTEMBER 18, Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke gave investors an unexpected gift -- a 50-basis-point cut in the federal funds overnight lending rate.

  • The Taxman Cometh

    September 30, 2007

    Washington legislators have their sights set on the privileged tax status of hedge funds and their managers.

  • Top Equity Trading Firms

    September 30, 2007

    In a world where trading is increasingly electronic, hedge funds are looking for human contact and expertise more than ever -- as shown in our inaugural ranking of the world's top equity trading firms.

  • TOPS in Its Field

    September 30, 2007

    When Paul Marshall and Ian Wace decided to find a way to track and analyze stock picks six years ago, little did they know that the resulting product, called TOPS, would transform their business.


 

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