Stories

  • Credit Suisse No. 1 in Alpha Trading Survey

    September 30, 2008


    JPMorgan is second, Morgan Stanley third.

  • A Chill in the Air in Brazil

    September 23, 2008

    Latin America–based hedge funds aren’t the irresistible lure they were just a few months ago.

  • About that Wedding in Asia...

    September 23, 2008

    Sparx Group CEO Shuhei Abe is legendary for his skills at the negotiating table — and for his appetite for growth.

  • Alpha Females

    September 23, 2008

    In the male-dominated world of hedge funds, some savvy women are so good at running their funds that they are outperforming their male counterparts. One is Andrea Feingold (left), whose Feingold O'Keeffe Capital has grown in seven years from $10 million to $1.3 billion. "When we started in 2001, there weren’t many women managers," Feingold says. "That’s really changed. There are more women actually doing the investing and managing."

  • Art of Investment

    September 23, 2008

    Looking to swap that Renoir for a Chagall and hedge your bet with a piece by Picasso?

  • Bull Market for Risk Managers

    September 23, 2008

  • Cohen, Simons, 12 Others Enter Hedge Fund Hall

    September 23, 2008

    Alpha magazine inaugurates its Hedge Fund Hall of Fame with a gala dinner honoring legendary investors including Steven Cohen, Kenneth Griffin and James Simons. In remarks, Griffin and Simons celebrate the funds' positive contributions.

  • Culling the Herd

    September 23, 2008

    Amy Falls lowers the ax on hedge fund managers.

  • Ending the Cycle

    September 23, 2008

    Brian Olson’s mission to untangle poverty and failure.

  • Essex Regional Retirement Fund

    September 23, 2008

    There’s a fund-of-funds contest unfolding in Danvers, Massachusetts.

  • Fair Value

    September 23, 2008

    Funds look ahead to the valuation requirements of FAS 157.

  • Frontier Markets

    September 23, 2008

    Investors seek alpha in undervalued and overlooked places.

  • Hero's Return

    September 23, 2008

    Florida embraces prodigal hedge fund son Ash Williams.

  • India Inches Forward

    September 23, 2008

    Investing in India is becoming less complicated.

  • InvestorForum

    September 23, 2008

    Who’s to blame for this year’s run-up in commodities and oil is a hotly debated question lately, though prices had moved back down sharply by early September, shortly after this survey was conducted.

  • Mantra: Stay Calm

    September 23, 2008

    Learning how to bring humor to tense situations.

  • Not-So-Dire Diagnosis

    September 23, 2008

    Warren Buffett once famously stated that "Berkshire [Hathaway] buys when the lemmings are headed the other way," conjuring up visions of rodents blindly following one another off a cliff.

  • Ospraie's Hatchling

    September 23, 2008

    Closing of its flagship fund isn't Ospraie's only problem.

  • Press Credentials

    September 23, 2008

    Joel Press, the hedge fund accountants' accountant.

  • Renting Rooms

    September 23, 2008

    Fully equipped “hotel” facilities beckon start-ups.

  • Shaw Moves

    September 23, 2008

    D.E. Shaw hires Sandelman Partners’ Christopher Zaback as CFO.

  • Tails, You Lose

    September 23, 2008

    Risk managers face the uncertainty of tail events that can have an outsize impact on returns.

  • The End of the Affair

    September 23, 2008

    When Paul Tudor Jones II hired James Pallotta to create a global equity investing business for Tudor Investment Corp. in the early 1990s, the company trumpeted Pallotta’s bona fides: "What stands out is his risk control."

  • Top Firms in Equity Trading

    September 23, 2008

    Credit Suisse is first in Alpha survey.

  • Valuation Matters

    September 23, 2008

    Policies are needed on asset valuations.

  • When Bears Earn Their Keep

    September 23, 2008

    It has been a difficult year for hedge funds, and July only added to the misery.

  • Christopher Hohn Rethinks Activism

    September 19, 2008

    After years of stellar returns, hedge fund activist Chris Hohn's flagship fund lost 12 percent through June this year. Now Hohn, who sparked the sale of ABN Amro and recently battled CSX, tells Alpha that he'll be less activist going forward.

  • The Activist's Quiet Cause

    September 19, 2008


 

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