Stories

  • Top U.S. Equity Research Analysts - Hedge Funds

    December 16, 2008

  • Top Tech Providers

    November 24, 2008

    Backstop Solutions rates first in this year's Alpha Awards.

  • Walking Tall

    November 24, 2008

    A few overlooked funds will post substantial gains in 2008.

  • Frontier Fade

    November 24, 2008

    With frontier markets down this year, there have been few safe harbors.

  • 2 (and 20)

    November 24, 2008

    A.W. Jones famously invented the hedge fund in 1949 by combining the potent one-two punch of short-selling and leverage.

  • InvestorForum

    November 24, 2008

    Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 157, which requires mark-to-market pricing for assets and liabilities, is more popular in some sectors of the finance industry than in others.

  • TCI Says Sayonara

    November 24, 2008

    Flagship fund is stymied by Japan’s corporate protectionism.

  • Give, Take, Give More

    November 24, 2008

    T. Boone Pickens exemplifies university donors whose pledges come with strings attached.

  • Battered in Sydney

    November 24, 2008

    Hedge funds struggle on the Australian Securities Exchange.

  • People Gotta Eat

    November 24, 2008

    Bernanke's shift in U.S. monetary policy makes commodities trading more appealing.

  • CLASSREVIEW: Violation of Neutrality

    November 24, 2008

    Market-neutral strategies are supposed to enable a hedge fund to deliver positive returns in any market, but many managers — and investors — have found that this implicit promise has been broken.

  • The Great Unknown

    November 24, 2008

    The Obama administration is expected to tighten regulations on hedge funds.

  • A Badge to Prove It

    November 24, 2008

    Self-study course certifies your knowledge of hedge funds.

  • Minister of Wealth

    November 24, 2008

    Talking investing with Norway's Martin Skancke.

  • Learning from the Wreckage

    November 24, 2008

    Financial regulators should follow aviation industry's lead.

  • The Call of Shari'a

    November 24, 2008

    The vast wealth of the Muslim world is beckoning to entrepreneurial bankers, who are creating alternative offerings—hedge funds included—that comply with Islam's stringent rules on investing.

  • The Early Birds Are Awake

    November 24, 2008

    Known for being among the first to find talent in down markets, hedge fund seeder firms are striking deals now.

  • Brockton Fund Reconsiders

    November 24, 2008

    Fund-of-funds search begins in earnest.

  • Risk Rewarded

    November 24, 2008

    At the Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System, a 2006 move into hedge funds looks smart in retrospect.

  • In the Here and Now

    November 24, 2008

    Seth Klarman, co-founder of Boston-based Baupost Group, a $12 billion hedge fund firm, puts a lot of time (and part of his wealth) into avidly supporting an educational group called Facing History.

  • Fund of Funds 50

    November 24, 2008

    Alpha’s seventh annual ranking of the world’s biggest multi-manager hedge fund firms.

  • The Agony of Dan Zwirn

    November 24, 2008

    The hedge fund wunderkind battles to keep his once-$6 billion hedge fund empire alive.

  • Sweet Home Chicago

    November 24, 2008

    From the cradle of American funds of hedge funds comes an infatuation with diversification.

  • Centralize the Books

    November 24, 2008

    Tracking trades and accounting data on spreadsheets is passé.


 

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