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Hedge Fund Community Albourne Village Rejects Blame

October 8, 2008

The Albourne Village is a UK-based interest community for the alternative investment industries.  Membership is free.  This letter was published last week in the Village’s hedge fund news area under the title, “Hedge Pride – An open Letter to the Financial Times From Simon Ruddick, Managing Director of Albourne.” Albourne is not a hedge fund, […]

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Data Analyst Hedge Fund Jobs in Chicago

October 7, 2008

A Chicago-based hedge fund that utilizes automated trading strategies is looking for a data analyst to streamline and support its operations. This role is a combination of data analysis and process management. Requirements: 2+ years exposure to hedge funds / trading firms / investment banks.  B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in a hard science.  2+ years […]

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Special Report on World’s Top Recruiters

October 3, 2008

Business Week has released a Special Report on the “World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” and the time is certainly ripe.  Those with secure jobs will find the Report worth skimming at least, and those who are out of work will want to read with care.  The leader notes that the “world’s top headhunters control access to […]

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Inflation Trader Hedge Fund Jobs in Europe

October 2, 2008

This job is offered by a European bank and is geographically based in mainland Europe. The Role: Actively managing a trading book in inflation derivatives.  Correctly and rapidly establish the pricing of client orders.  Participating in the technical development of the desk.  Monitoring the derivatives markets and new products linked to the inflation indices in […]

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Lawrence Summers on Economic Crisis at the Global Alpha Forum

September 30, 2008

Before he was a managing director at the D. E. Shaw Group, and before he was president of Harvard University, Lawrence Summers was Secretary of the Treasury when Long Term Capital Management collapsed. In mid-September, he spoke at the Global Alpha Forum in Greenwich, CT, firmly stating that, at that time, there was no consideration […]

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New Hedge Funds to September 26

September 26, 2008

Amid ongoing liquidations in the face of poor performance and difficult fund-raising, there has been quite a lot of hedge fund launch activity in the past few weeks. Astra Investimentos (Sao Paulo, Brazil) has launched the Astra Credit Fund. The Vallea Fund is a joint venture of Laven Partners (UK) and Vallea Capital. The Venus […]

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Hedge Fund Performance Fees Disappearing, and Bonuses With Them

September 24, 2008

Deal Journal reports a few sobering industry statistics generated by Eurekahedge.  15% more funds have closed during the first half of this year, than during the same time in 2007, and launches have slowed as well.  Industry growth, in terms of number of funds, is nearly flat. More seriously, data that is already almost two […]

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