What Can Be Learned from 1st Quarter Hedge Fund Results?

April 3, 2018

Practically speaking, 2018’s first quarter hedge fund results are in the rear view mirror, and two trends are becoming clear. First of all, HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index reported modest gains of 19 basis points through mid-March, which does not comprehend the latter half of March’s sharp drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Moreover, […]

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Does an MBA Provide a Fast Track to a Hedge Fund Job?

March 19, 2018

Let’s begin by saying that no one should be discouraged from pursuing an MBA. However, it is important that one is clear on the motive for doing so. If the motive is to fast track employment with a hedge fund, one might be in for disappointment. Some Harsh Facts According to the 2018 Hedge Fund […]

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Disappointing February Returns Do Not Stall Job Opportunities

March 5, 2018

February appears to mark the end of 14 consecutive months of positive gains for the hedge fund industry, with HFRX weighted average returns posting a decline (- 0.35 percent) as the surge in market volatility worked its worst in hedge funds. While the HFRX is much narrower in its scope than the HFRI, which comprises […]

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What Do You Think About the S&P 500 as a Benchmark Now?

February 19, 2018

The January 2018 results for aggregate hedge fund performance have been published. According to HFR, the industry showed a 2.8 percent gain. In contrast, the S&P 500 gained 5.7 percent in January before plummeting in the wake of February’s correction. Year-to-date gains for the S&P 500 as of February 16 stood at 2.19 percent, 61 […]

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The Patriots and the Markets Suffer a Devastating Loss

February 5, 2018

The hedge fund industry is off to a stellar start in 2018, as HFR reports. Average hedge fund gains of 2.45 percent, a January monthly performance record unmatched since 2006, were achieved. While this is, unquestionably, an auspicious beginning, we must remember that past performance is no guarantor of future success. What Happened Next? Post […]

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How Happy Will You Be in Your Hedge Fund Job?

January 22, 2018

One sees the adjective happy, in daily use, in many contexts. It may characterize a feeling, causing a sense of satisfaction, a willingness to perform a task, an unexpected pleasure, a greeting, and even a description of slight intoxication. The connotation most appropriate to describing one’s job in the hedge fund industry encompasses all these, […]

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What Did 2017 Hedge Fund Performance Do for Compensation?

January 8, 2018

Hedge funds begin a new year on the heels of a performance record  not matched since 2013. Gains will undoubtedly reach 8 percent or better, and assets under management stand at an all-time high. While these statistics are inspiring, the question on the lips of the aspiring hedge fund professional is what does this mean […]

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