Stories

  • Back to the Future

    July 01, 2008

    Six top investors previously featured on the cover of Alpha offer their insights into what the next five years could be like for hedge funds.

  • Directors Wanted

    July 01, 2008

    Hedge fund directors are in heavy demand.

  • Distressed Investors, Don’t Stress

    July 01, 2008

    We are at a pivotal point in the credit cycle, and I believe that the next several years will offer tremendous opportunities for distressed-debt investors worldwide.

  • Europe Hedge Fund 50

    July 01, 2008

    The noise is largely from London, home to seven of the world’s 25 biggest hedge fund firms.

  • Feeling the Heat

    July 01, 2008

    Collusion. Manipulation. Deceit.

  • Good-bye, Rainmaker

    July 01, 2008

    June is Todd Deutsch’s last month at the Galleon Group, the $7.2 billion New York–based hedge fund firm he joined in 2001 as a portfolio manager after a four-year stint as a market maker for Goldman, Sachs & Co.

  • Hong Kong Rules

    July 01, 2008

    Unregistered hedge funds flock to the Asian center, where relatively few are licensed.

  • InvestorForum

    July 01, 2008

    Ask institutional investors how they feel about hedge funds’ barring withdrawals during certain lockup periods and you get answers all over the map.

  • Let the Sunshine In

    July 01, 2008

    In April 2006 a blue-ribbon advisory panel to the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed doing away with the federal ban on general solicitation and advertising for securities that are offered only to qualified investors.

  • Losses, Liquidity and Liability

    July 01, 2008

    Although it is always dangerous to write a review in the middle of the second act, this is, nevertheless, an interesting moment to reflect on the current credit crisis and how it has affected the hedge fund industry.

  • Meet the New World Order

    July 01, 2008

    Pension funds are on the brink of a new world order.

  • Milking Oil

    July 01, 2008

    Consumers strapped by high fuel prices got some good news in April: Demand was down, driving oil stockpiles higher.

  • Nervous Little Guys

    July 01, 2008

    Maybe the days of starting a hedge fund with two guys and a Bloomberg terminal really are over.

  • Not Quite Out of the Woods

    July 01, 2008

    If the trade of the year in 2007 was to short the ABX, the subprime mortgage index, along with subprime lenders and subprime mortgages themselves, then the question hedge fund managers and their investors are now asking is: What happens next?

  • Pay Dirt in Iron Ore

    July 01, 2008

    A mining play made Andrew Forrest Australia's richest man.

  • Professor Sacrilege

    July 01, 2008

    From the corridors of academia comes a paper surely considered blasphemous — or at least bad PR — by hedge fund managers: It raises questions about whether hedge funds are worth their fees.

  • The Alpha Generator Generation

    July 01, 2008

    You want to know what I think the next five years will be like?

  • The Long and the Short of It

    July 01, 2008

    As I look out to the future of the asset management industry, I see a paradox developing: At the same time that there is a greater separation of products into alpha and beta bits, there is also a convergence between the demands of retail and institutional investors.

  • UPDATE: Fixed-Income Updraft

    July 01, 2008

    To many battered fixed--income funds, April was kind.

  • UPDATE: The Ratings Game

    July 01, 2008

    In a wide-ranging set of proposed reforms, the Securities and Exchange Commission is following through on its promise to clamp down on the credit rating agencies.

  • Warehouse Shopping for Hedgies

    July 01, 2008

    It seems clear that the institutionalization of the hedge fund business is quickly advancing.


 

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