|Ray Dalio and Bob Prince|
(Photograph by Michael Edwards)
Ray Dalio's radical truth
Bridgewater’s rapid expansion led founder Ray Dalio to institute a bizarre culture of criticism. Can the world’s largest hedge fund—which just had two of its best years ever—handle its own success?
Occupy Wall Street’s hedge fund fans
Some traders give the protesters more than just advice.
Are hedge funds good for you?
Scandals aside, there are many positive attributes to an industry that gets beaten up by just about everyone.
U.S. senators beat hedge funds at investing
Sanford Bragg, president and CEO of Integrity Research Associates, brought up the issue of congressional insider trading long before 60 Minutes.
The fall of FrontPoint
An insider trading debacle has brought the firm to its knees, but its highly touted model showed flaws from the start.
From metaphysics to mortgages
Former philosophy professor Donald Brownstein crafts investment strategies as eclectic as his thinking at hedge fund firm SPM.
The global economy might soon topple over. Will the pessimists in the hedge fund world finally be vindicated?
Decoding BlackRock’s Black Box
After a string of acquisitions created a $113 billion alternatives powerhouse, the intensely secretive firm is emerging from the shadows.
A little macro is a dangerous thing
Andrew Barber, director of strategic investments at market research and asset management company Waverly Advisors, called a bubble in macro investing in May and was vindicated by the strategy's mediocre returns during the rest of the year.
Tiger Management launches co-seeding fund
The Tiger Accelerator Fund, which quickly raised $450 million, gave outsiders the opportunity to invest alongside Julian Robertson.