Stories

  • Best Stick to Sports

    January 23, 2009

    Just as football dynasties come and go, so too do hedge funds.

  • Medallion Glitters

    January 23, 2009

    James Simons’ Medallion Fund surged 80 percent last year.

  • Little Pig, Little Pig . . .

    January 23, 2009

    Cogo Wolf throws lifeline to struggling hedge fund managers.

  • When Beta Looks Good

    January 23, 2009

    San Diego County Employees Retirement Association reverses "alpha engine" losses.

  • ClassReview: Convertible Backfire

    January 23, 2009

    Convertible arbitrage strategies fell 35.83 percent in the first 11 months of last year, twice the decline of the average hedge fund and barely better than the Standard & Poor’s 500 index’s 38.08 percent drop.

  • UPDATE: Master of Values

    January 23, 2009

    Value Partners' Cheah Cheng Hye says 2008 was his worst year.

  • Secondary Chances

    January 23, 2009

    Secondary market in hedge funds is getting more attention.

  • The Number 29

    January 23, 2009

    In 2005, Harry Markopolos detailed why Madoff was a fraud.

  • Shorts on in the U.K.

    January 23, 2009

    End to the U.K. short-selling ban triggers new speculation.

  • Whither the Press?

    January 23, 2009

    When big hedge funds fall, the whole industry feels the backlash.

  • InvestorForum

    January 23, 2009

    As battered hedge funds strive to recover in 2009, they will be picking their way across a landscape littered with defunct investment banks, ailing banks — and skeptics. But our latest InvestorForum suggests mixed feelings among institutional investors. Most of our survey respondents are sympathetic to the tradition of allowing hedge funds to limit withdrawals by imposing gates. The fees associated with hedge funds don’t seem quite as safe, however.

  • Regulators at the Gate

    January 23, 2009

    Hedge funds are on the agenda as Mary Schapiro leads SEC.

  • Bubba & Chris

    January 23, 2009

    The William J. Clinton Foundation is one of the big beneficiaries of Chris Hohn’s largesse.

  • Moving on from Madoff

    January 23, 2009

    Hedge fund investors should insist on independent managed accounts.

  • Return of the Native

    January 23, 2009

    Britt Harris comes back to Texas to revive Teacher Retirement System in Austin.

  • A Sudden Hesitation in Ventura County

    January 23, 2009

    The $2.2 billion Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association delays its foray into hedge funds.

  • Digging Out

    January 23, 2009

    Kentucky retirement fund gap demands a solution that may include hedge funds.

  • Dicey Detroit

    January 23, 2009

    Hedge funds navigate the troubled autos sector.

  • Dashed Dreams

    January 23, 2009

    Duff Capital is looking to start over without firm's well-known founder.

  • A Big Bank’s Smell Test

    January 23, 2009

    In early November, Bank of America Corp. hosted a seminar in New York for rich clients and hedge fund managers, reiterating in acute detail the many hoops that managers must jump through before the bank will invest with them.

  • The Constant Skeptic

    January 23, 2009

    David Bailin, president of Bank of America’s alternative investments, sees a new demand for due diligence that will sooner or later help fuel a recovery.

  • Dark Days in Greenwich

    January 23, 2009

    The unofficial hedge fund capital of the world counts its losses and braces for the worst.

  • A Call to Mentor

    January 23, 2009

    Berna Barshay is deeply involved in helping at-risk kids in Harlem.

  • Redemption?

    January 23, 2009

    Investors have been especially critical of funds that have restricted their ability to withdraw their money.

  • The Quest for Cover

    January 23, 2009

    Software providers plug the holes that the Madoff blowup exposed in funds-of-funds.

  • True Stories from the Commodities Files

    January 23, 2009

    Some investors espy opportunity in an imminent recovery in commodities prices.

  • Ten Reasons GLG Will Triumph

    January 23, 2009

    Snapshots of the ten GLG Partners investment managers.

  • The Undaunted

    January 23, 2009

    At a time when most hedge funds are hunkering down, the partners at GLG are looking to grow.

  • Madoff Payback

    January 22, 2009

    Forcing investors who profited with Madoff to return the money.

  • What Were They Thinking?

    January 22, 2009

    Conventional wisdom helped drive supposedly sophisticated investors to bet on Madoff.


 

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