Stories

  • An Activist Alternative

    January 21, 2008

    Private equity firms are feeling the credit crunch, but their pain could mean opportunity for activist hedge fund managers.

  • Buy and Hold

    January 21, 2008

    Próxima Alfa Investments has built a business around seeding and supporting promising hedge fund managers.

  • Changing Course

    January 21, 2008

    As traditional merger arbitrage opportunities are drying up, managers are moving into more unusual deals.

  • Class Review: Global Macro

    January 21, 2008

    Hedge fund strategies across the board were hurt by ongoing market volatility in November.

  • Goldman Ambition

    January 21, 2008

    In striking testimony to Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s marketing might and the mystique of its traders, Goldman Sachs Asset Management has raised roughly $7 billion for Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, a new long-short equity hedge fund.

  • InvestorForum

    January 21, 2008

    Despite the summer’s market volatility, institutional investors are entering 2008 with performance expectations for hedge funds similar to those they held at the beginning of 2007, according to the responses to our latest InvestorForum survey.

  • Liberal Returns

    January 21, 2008

    Flexibility and a hefty dose of alternatives have boosted the University of Michigan near the top of its class.

  • Marathon Men

    January 21, 2008

    For Marathon Asset Management founders Louis Hanover and Bruce Richards, investing is a race marked by discipline, endurance — and opportunism.

  • Primary Concerns

    January 21, 2008

    More than a year after closing its doors following $6.5 billion in trading losses, Amaranth Advisors is blaming part of its demise on JPMorgan Chase & Co. and seeking more than $1 billion in restitution.

  • Proactively Active

    January 21, 2008

    The markets rang in the new year with fear, not cheer.

  • Scoreboard

    January 21, 2008

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

  • Standing Tall

    January 21, 2008

    For many hedge fund managers, 2007 was a year they would just as soon forget.

  • The Fallacy of Portable Alpha

    January 21, 2008

    Investors can create portfolio efficiency without splitting alpha from beta.

  • Under Fire

    January 21, 2008

    Michael Ward has much to fear.

  • Update: Mohnish Pabrai

    January 21, 2008

    When Mohnish Pabrai increased his bet on Delta Financial Corp. last summer, taking part in a $70 million bailout of the troubled mortgage lender, he did so thinking that Delta had a floor.

  • Worcester Retirement System

    January 21, 2008

    James DelSignore is proof that persistence pays off.

  • Behind the Scenes

    January 20, 2008

    Picking the right hardware makes all the difference.

  • Career Builder

    January 20, 2008

    Someone should tell alan greenspan that it’s okay to slow down.

  • Inner-city MVP

    January 20, 2008

    Longtime All Stars Project supporter Richard Sokolow helps students realize their dreams.

  • Living on Hostile Ground

    January 20, 2008

    Tokyo-based Asuka Asset Management has learned how to survive in the world’s least hospitable hedge fund market.

  • Rizk Management

    January 20, 2008

    As the head of D.E. Shaw’s real estate unit, George Rizk is leading his firm’s charge into global property investing.


 

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