Stories

  • D.E. Shaw: The Power of Six: Slideshow

    February 26, 2009

    Slideshow explains how the D.E. Shaw culture attracted six talented managing directors.

  • Mail Call

    February 24, 2009

    Many hedge funds' end-of-year letters could have used some editing.

  • Dogged Dragon

    February 24, 2009

    Some skeptics maintain that China's economy contracted in the last quarter of 2008.

  • Here Come the Feds

    February 24, 2009

    A Senate bill called the Hedge Fund Transparency Act has bipartisan support.

  • Sixth Sense

    February 24, 2009

    New York lawyer Marc Dreier stands accused of duping prominent hedge funds.

  • Class Review: Fund of Funds Faltering

    February 24, 2009

    Funds of hedge funds in 2008 didn’t fulfill their promise of strong performance in exchange for the fees they charge to access a stable of top-quality hedge funds, which, of course, charge their own fees.

  • Talking Points

    February 24, 2009

    Historian Niall Ferguson on hedge funds' failure to heed his prediction of hard times.

  • Mutiny? Good Luck

    February 24, 2009

    Fine print in hedge fund charters makes it hard to oust poorly performing directors.

  • The Number 500

    February 24, 2009

    How many hedge fund board appointments would you accept?

  • A Drop in Faith

    February 24, 2009

    Investors lose confidence in advisers who whisper about whether to invest in hedge funds.

  • Mistakes Were Made

    February 24, 2009

    Marathon Asset Management concedes mistake in betting on credit default swaps.

  • InvestorForum

    February 24, 2009

    Like it or not, a new sheriff is in town — the town being Washington, the sheriff being the Obama administration — and in all likelihood the federal government this year will begin requiring hedge funds to register, though it’s not clear what that means (see "Here Come the Feds").

  • Paper Tigers

    February 24, 2009

    Marc Lasry's Avenue Capital now owns a chunk of the National Enquirer.

  • The Gatekeeper

    February 24, 2009

    To preserve its capital, Warren Lichtenstein wants to take his hedge fund public.

  • Emerging Values

    February 24, 2009

    Emerging-markets equities offer investors potentially sizable positive returns.

  • They're Supposed to Be Better Than This

    February 24, 2009

    If long-short equity managers can’t beat the market, what purpose do they serve?

  • The Rise of Hedge Fund Replication

    February 24, 2009

    Replication is catching on as investors try to mimic the best hedge fund managers.

  • Synthetic Funds

    February 24, 2009

    Harry Kat seems to delight in denigrating hedge fund replication products.

  • Insult to Injury at a California Fund

    February 24, 2009

    Add the Tulare County Employees’ Retirement Association to Madoff's victims list.

  • A Change of Heart

    February 24, 2009

    Maryland pension fund CIO Mansco Perry III is rethinking his doubts about hedge funds.

  • Stuck on Chocolate and Addicted to Coke

    February 24, 2009

    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation isn't the only charitable organization addicted to one stock.

  • Some Diversification with That Cereal

    February 24, 2009

    To balance a portfolio skewed heavily toward Frosted Flakes and Rise Krispies, Kellogg Foundation CIO Paul Lawler has taken 35 percent of assets and put them in a portfolio filled with hedge funds and other alternatives. Lawler has seen the value of the foundation's assets decline under his care. At the end of January, it had $6.4 billion, almost 24 percent below its high-water mark.

  • Fear Factor

    February 24, 2009

    The swearing-in of a new president offers an opening for volatility arbitrage traders.

  • Realism Prevails

    February 24, 2009

    Street Kids International turns to a hedge fund manager to help shape its mission.

  • The Next Earthquake

    February 24, 2009

    Asset-backed securities experts Alistair Lumsden and Steven Swallow see the worst coming.

  • David Shaw's War On Cancer

    February 24, 2009

    D.E. Shaw Research has the potential to revolutionize drug development.

  • Brain Drain

    February 24, 2009

    David Axelrod warns against a Wall Street “brain drain.” Where are all the brains going to drain to?

  • D.E. Shaw: The Power of Six

    February 24, 2009

    Few hedge fund firms have a more well-deserved reputation for secrecy than D.E. Shaw & Co.

  • A New Game of Risk

    February 24, 2009

    The ground has shifted. Investors want reassurance.



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