Hedge Funds Shine, Though Not As Brightly As Predicted

June 11, 2018

Hedge funds remain in positive-gain territory through May, as reported by HFR. Aggregate net gains for the year are unimpressive, standing at 0.39 percent, just one basis point above April’s 0.38 percent gain. This fact highlights the quagmire the hedge fund industry is locked into at this point in time. Changes Are Afoot Market volatility […]

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Investors Look to the Stars

May 28, 2018

Billions of investment dollars are pouring into the hedge fund industry and, unsurprisingly, investors are supporting well-known industry figures that are striking out on their own. Stephen Cohen, for example, recently opened his family office to outside investment and raked in more than $3 billion. According to a recent article in the Financial Times, the […]

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Hedge Funds Rise to the Challenge

May 14, 2018

Although a small number of investors view hedge funds as too great a risk of pension fund investment, the majority understands that hedge funds are the only option for reducing risk while at the same time providing uncorrelated returns. For example, Raphael Arndt, the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of an Australian sovereign wealth fund has […]

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First Quarter Results Mean an Uphill Battle for Hedge Funds

April 30, 2018

Hedge funds were dealt a harsh hand in the first quarter of 2018, down 0.13 percent. However, to put things in perspective, the Dow was down 2.49 percent in its first quarter, ending at 24,719 the closing number for 2017, and falling more than 600 points to 24,103 on March 29, 2018, the last trading […]

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Why You Need to Make Quantamental and Ownit Part of Your Vocabulary

April 16, 2018

Fundamental hedge fund managers are, in growing numbers, being won-over to the concepts of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data. How much of this is genuine interest as opposed to the fear of missing out is unclear. What Is Clear Data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have attracted significant attention in recent years, […]

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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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