Stories

  • Class Review: A Market for Activists

    October 24, 2008

    August was a hard month for hedge funds, but the volatile markets looked good to some event-driven managers — namely, activists.

  • Steel Away

    October 24, 2008

    Warren Lichtenstein goes east to find investments.

  • It’s Official: Hug It Out

    October 24, 2008

    Public companies urged to work with activist hedge funds.

  • Sun Down

    October 24, 2008

    Conservative daily folds after six and a half years.

  • Chemical Warfare

    October 24, 2008

    Jon Huntsman’s legal victory over Apollo Group’s merger deal gets a closer look.

  • Buying E*Trade (Ouch)

    October 24, 2008

    Hedge fund bails out ailing online brokerage.

  • Personnel Is Swamped

    October 24, 2008

    As money flows out of hedge funds lately, résumés pour in.

  • Giving Is Shriveling

    October 24, 2008

    Charities that rely on the benevolence of hedge funds are feeling the pinch.

  • Credit Default Swaps

    October 24, 2008

    The biggest force behind the leverage of Wall Street.

  • Swap Frenzy

    October 24, 2008

    Sprawling credit-default-swap market fuels interest.

  • InvestorForum

    October 24, 2008

    According to most polls, John McCain lags behind Barack Obama when voters are asked to judge which of them might be the best president for these troubled economic times.

  • Reality Bites

    October 24, 2008

    Graduate students who signed up to run the University of Virginia’s fund didn’t expect to have much of their $6.2 million in assets frozen because of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.

  • Cash Matters

    October 24, 2008

    Things could be worse at Philip Falcone's cash-rich Harbinger Capital Partners.

  • Attention, Hedge Fund Shoppers

    October 24, 2008

    The events of the past several weeks — indeed, of the past 15 months — have only exacerbated retail investors’ growing dissatisfaction with the performance of traditional, actively managed mutual funds.

  • Fast Lessons For Hard Times

    October 24, 2008

    Andre Perold sees a teachable lesson in risk management during credit meltdown.

  • Cult of Personalities

    October 24, 2008

    Permal focuses on finding the best people and funds.

  • Landstinget Västmanland

    October 24, 2008

    The Swedish public health care and pension fund managed by Fredrik Holst was in trouble even before the first rumblings of a global credit crisis.

  • Process of Evolution

    October 24, 2008

    Kansas State University Foundation is marching ever more steadily toward bigger hedge fund allocations.

  • Israel's Champion

    October 24, 2008

    Michael Steinhardt gets back to his roots.

  • A Swift Federal Infusion May Not Work So Swiftly

    October 24, 2008

  • Bottom Fishing

    October 24, 2008

    Some of the biggest players in the U.S. mortgage-backed securities market see previously unheard-of values in this downtrodden sector.

  • New Hedge Fund Economics

    October 24, 2008

    Managers must learn how to make ends meet in a world without performance fees.

  • Caging the Shorts

    October 24, 2008

    Short-sellers didn't cause the banking crisis, but regulators are cracking down on them.

  • Factoring in the Unknown

    October 24, 2008

  • Good-Bye, Easy Money

    October 24, 2008

    The credit crisis is hitting hedge funds on their investments and financing.

  • Industry Under Siege

    October 24, 2008

    Struggling hedge funds feel the heat from regulators.

  • Alpha Awards: Administration

    October 24, 2008

  • Alpha Awards: Accounting

    October 24, 2008

  • Alpha Awards: Prime Brokerage

    October 24, 2008

  • Alpha Awards: Law Firms

    October 24, 2008

  • Eye of the Storm

    October 24, 2008

    Our fourth annual ranking of the top hedge fund service providers.

  • Funneling the Chatter

    October 24, 2008

    New tools to manage the vast flow of market news.


 

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