Stories

  • Alfred Winslow Jones

    June 30, 2008

    "There are many illusions about short-selling. One is that the practice is immoral or antisocial. Another is that it's dangerous."

  • Louis Bacon

    June 30, 2008

    "I started my career in futures, and the rallying cry was always free markets for free men, so I've tried to create a open architecture."

  • Paul Tudor Jones II

    June 30, 2008

    "I selfishly do not want to be regulated, but I understand the necessity of it."

  • Jack Nash

    June 26, 2008

    "Interviewing prospective hires, I'd ask, 'Who are your heroes? Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?'"

  • Leon Levy

    June 26, 2008

  • Steven Cohen

    June 26, 2008

    "I don't think any of us got into this business thinking we would make the money we've ended up making. But that's the American way."

  • David Swensen

    June 25, 2008

    "The most important shift in vetting hedge fund managers has been an increasing focus on the character and quality of people."

  • Kenneth Griffin

    June 25, 2008

    "Citadel really is at the center of the world's markets. On a busy day we'll trade over half a billion shares of stock."

  • Seth Klarman

    June 25, 2008

    "We're not the stereotypical hedge fund in terms of an idea a minute. We come in with a view that a security is trading for less than it’s worth, and we buy it."

  • George Soros

    June 24, 2008

    "I'm more interested in whether I have some ideas that can survive me than in preserving my wealth beyond my lifetime."

  • Introducing Alpha’s Hedge Fund Hall of Fame

    June 24, 2008

    Marking its fifth anniversary, Alpha unveils the Alpha Hedge Fund Hall of Fame. Today, concluding a five-part series, exclusive interviews with three of the 14 inductees: Louis Bacon, Alfred Winslow Jones and Paul Tudor Jones (left).

  • Julian Robertson Jr.

    June 24, 2008

    "I have a pretty good feel of risk versus reward. That's the basic ingredient for successful investing."

  • Michael Steinhardt

    June 24, 2008

    "Today managers are more interested in relative performance. When I was investing, I measured it one way — raw performance."

  • Bruce Kovner

    June 20, 2008

    “The crowded nature of the hedge fund community has changed the character of trading, so that you can see waves of risk-taking and derisking.”

  • James Simons

    June 20, 2008

    “The great thing about science is, your bad ideas don’t count against you. Trading is a little bit different. Your bad ideas can lose you money.”

  • The Hedge Fund Hall of Fame

    June 20, 2008

    Fourteen men whose power and influence have helped to create a $2 trillion industry.

  • Assessing the Turmoil: An Exclusive Alpha Survey*

    May 30, 2008

  • Shoot the Messenger

    May 30, 2008

    David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital recounts his SEC showdown.

  • Back from the Dead

    May 22, 2008

  • Big Apple Bite

    May 22, 2008

  • Billionaire Backlash

    May 22, 2008

  • Fixed-Income Pain

    May 22, 2008

  • Group Think

    May 22, 2008

    CalPERS’s departing CIO Russell Read: Know thy hedge fund.

  • Morning in Spain

    May 22, 2008

    José Pasqual, a Madrid lawyer, is among those who see promise in Spain’s tiny industry.

  • Not Your Father's Activist

    May 22, 2008

    Unlike the corporate raiders of the 1980s, today’s generation of activist investors is taking actions that benefit all shareholders.

  • Outside the Box

    May 22, 2008

    Gotham Capital partners promote cancer research with a $1 million prize.

  • Over and Out

    May 22, 2008

    Greg Coffey, perhaps GLG Partners’ single most valuable asset, is leaving the firm to start his own company.

  • Philadelphia Public Employees Retirement System

    May 22, 2008

  • Regime Change

    May 22, 2008

    Stuart Culverhouse, chief economist at Exotix, says Cuba may yet see a turnaround.

  • Send in the Clones

    May 22, 2008

    Swedish pension fund AP7 is turning to hedge fund replication strategies to stay out of the headlines. "When underlying hedge funds run into trouble, the media risk is quite high," says Richard Grottheim, CIO of AP7, which has Skr1.6 billion invested in funds of hedge funds. "Even if you have a diverse fund-of-funds portfolio, it can be tough to deal with that issue."

  • Small Fry

    May 22, 2008

  • Taking Credit

    May 22, 2008

    Distressed debt investors see opportunities in companies that avoid bankruptcy.

  • The Tipping Point

    May 22, 2008

    Deutsche Bank's Boaz Weinstein sees opportunities on long side of the credit market.

  • VaR Enough?

    May 22, 2008

    Risk analysts and managers are criticizing overdependence on Value at Risk models.

  • Watching the Watchdogs

    May 22, 2008

    Blunders by rating agencies bring calls for regulation.

  • Welcome to Oz

    May 21, 2008

    Och-Ziff's IPO last fall was just a first step for CEO Daniel Och.


 

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