Stories

  • “M” Is for More

    February 25, 2008

    The legend of James Simons grows.

  • A Simple Plan

    February 25, 2008

    John Nicholas is helping cancer survivors cope with the not-so-basic pressures of daily life.

  • Activist Uptick

    February 25, 2008

    Ramius Capital Group is on the attack.

  • Alternative Perspective

    February 25, 2008

    The Cincinnati Retirement System views its foray into hedge funds as merely an addition of shorting to its portfolio.

  • Aussie Boom

    February 25, 2008

    Hedge fund investment is up Down Under.

  • Change Agents

    February 25, 2008

    I’d make a lousy politician.

  • CLASS REVIEW: Emerging Markets

    February 25, 2008

    Emerging-markets managers ended 2007 at the top of the hedge fund class — a position they have held for four of the past five years.

  • Fueling Opportunity

    February 25, 2008

    In their haste to promote biofuels, Europe and the U.S. are driving up crop prices and setting the stage for bountiful profits in commodities.

  • InvestorForum

    February 25, 2008

    When it comes to the consulting firms and advisers they rely on for help with their investment decisions, many institutional investors are taking a one-stop approach.

  • Locked Up

    February 25, 2008

    To avoid the possibility of investors bailing out at awkward times, a handful of hedge fund managers have taken a page from their private equity counterparts and introduced funds with lockup periods of five to 12 years.

  • Manchester Employees’ Contributory Retirement System

    February 25, 2008

    Cautiously liberal — that’s how Gerry Fleury describes the investment approach he is taking for New Hampshire’s $150 million Manchester Employees’ Contributory Retirement System.

  • Master of Values

    February 25, 2008

    Cheah Cheng Hye’s undiscovered China.

  • Mystery Man

    February 25, 2008

    Pop quiz: Who is Jonathan Wood?

  • Odds Are...

    February 25, 2008

    Given the near-daily spasms in the U.S. markets, an ambitious hedge fund manager might well be tempted to explore international investments by, say, trotting off to Central America to look for opportunities there.

  • Rocket Man

    February 25, 2008

    Paul Algreen on custom trading platforms.

  • Scoreboard

    February 25, 2008

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

  • Structured for Success

    February 25, 2008

    Banks, not hedge funds, got caught holding the bag when the CDO market collapsed. Savvy managers can capitalize on their troubles.

  • The Brawl on the Hill

    February 25, 2008

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are vying for first crack at penalizing Amaranth Advisors.

  • Top Hedge Fund Analysts

    February 25, 2008

    The job of a hedge fund analyst isn’t easy, but it can be highly lucrative — for the analyst and the hedge fund.

  • UPDATE: Edward Lampert

    February 25, 2008

    Things have gone from bad to worse for Edward Lampert, chairman of Greenwich, Connecticut–based hedge fund ESL Investments.

  • Way Out West

    February 25, 2008

    As states weigh in on hedge fund registration, California has become the latest battleground.


 

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