Stories

  • Scoreboard

    October 24, 2007

    Hedge fund returns by strategy, sorted by investment process, asset class and geographic focus, through August 31, 2007.

  • Applied Knowledge

    October 24, 2007

    Lawrence Kochard is using the classroom to help manage Georgetwon University's $1.1 billion endowment.

  • Autism Advocate

    October 24, 2007

    Kevin Murray helps guide other parents through the unique challenges or autism.

  • CLASS REVIEW: Equity Hedge Funds

    October 24, 2007

    August was a cruel month for many hedge funds.

  • Crisis? What Crisis?

    October 24, 2007

    For the past two months, the media have heralded the subprime credit crisis, pointing to actions by central banks around the world -- and losses by some of the firms they regulate -- as proof of the potential spillover into the broader economy.

  • Fund of Funds 50: Proof Positive

    October 24, 2007

  • Futurama

    October 24, 2007

    Futures exchanges are counting on technology to help them win more business from h edge funds.

  • InvestorForum

    October 24, 2007

    Higher returns and diversification are the two biggest attractions for institutional investors considering hedge funds.

  • Ivy League Education

    October 24, 2007

    As the first CIO of Dartmouth College, David Russ is learning to deal with the unique pressures of managing the endowment of a small school with big ambitions.

  • Measuring Up

    October 24, 2007

    SUCCESS CAN BE MEASURED in different ways. As kids, we're taught to do our best in school, where performance is calculated in increasingly absolute terms -- at first gold stars and happy faces, then letter grades and finally grade-point averages.

  • Mortgage Master

    October 24, 2007

    For nearly nine months, Donald Brownstein, founder and CEO of $650 million Stamford, Connecticut­ based hedge fund firm Structured Portfolio Management, has been generating triple-digit returns through SPM Strategies Portfolio I -- a $50 million fund set up to short the subprime mortgage market.

  • Nerves of Steel

    October 24, 2007

    Undersecretary of the Treasury Robert Steel has displayed calm under fire in dealing with the subprime meltdown.

  • Orange County Employees Retirement System

    October 24, 2007

    Orange County, California, is known for its theme parks, wealthy beachfront communities and eponymous orange groves.

  • Passage to India

    October 24, 2007

    With regulators easing restrictions on foreign investment in India, interest among hedge funds is on the rise.

  • Planting the Seeds

    October 24, 2007

    Scott Prince knows a thing or two about starting a hedge fund. In 2004 he helped Eric Mindich, a former Goldman, Sachs & Co. colleague, with the launch of Eton Park Capital Management -- one of the biggest hedge fund start-ups ever.

  • Sparkling Future

    October 24, 2007

    Cut, color, clarity, carat weight and . . . commodity?

  • Tax Benefits

    October 24, 2007

    Congress is currently considering a handful of bills targeting taxation of hedge funds and their investors.

  • The 2007 Alpha Awards: Top Service Providers: Administration

    October 24, 2007

  • The Lampert Touch

    October 24, 2007

    Is Eddie Lampert losing his touch?

  • The Oracle of Irvine

    October 24, 2007

    Can California-based hedge fund manager Mohnish Pabrai live up to his idol, value investor Warren Buffett?

  • Trying Times

    October 24, 2007

    Our 2007 Alpha Awards show what hedge fund managers really think of their providers.

  • UPDATE: Michael Hintze

    October 24, 2007

    Convertible-arbitrage expert Michael Hintze is feeling bullish about energy investing, and nothing -- including the recent turmoil in the credit markets -- has dampened his enthusiasm.



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