Little Rhode Island Delivers Devastating Blow to Hedge Funds

October 31, 2016

According to a recent article published in FINtech, the Rhode Island State Investment Commission has announced its decision to redeem $534 billion invested in seven hedge funds. This enormous sum does not include the $51 billion it plans to redeem from Viking Global. This reduces Rhode Island’s exposure in Viking Global by 50 percent and […]

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Who Will Make the Hedge Fund Industry Great Again?

October 17, 2016

Trump’s theme, “Make America Great Again,” has drawn its fair share of criticism. On the one hand, the slogan is interpreted as a slight by those who believe America is already great. On the other hand, many voters believe that America’s greatness is diminished and needs restoration. Parallels exist in the hedge fund industry. A […]

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Hedge Funds See a Looming Obstacle in the Gains Battle

October 3, 2016

Having struggled with an indecisive and opaque Federal Open Market Committee, chaired by the enigmatic Janet Yellen since February 2014, hedge funds and the broader investment community must now consider the possibility that the Fed’s purchasing options may one day expand beyond U.S. Treasuries and agency securities. The Interest Rate Debacle Equity markets have plundered […]

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Clinton vs. Trump on the Subject of Carried Interest

September 19, 2016

If any common ground exists between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it is on the subject of carried interest taxation. Both regard the favorable tax treatment received by private and hedge fund general partners on carried interest to be grossly unfair. The politicians and many mainstream media pseudo-journalists make an uncomplicated argument—carried interest is taxed […]

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Have Hedge Funds Arrived at a Crossroads?

September 5, 2016

When Paul Tudor Jones says adieu to roughly 60 employees, Pershing Square Capital Management shaves its staff by 10 percent and Citadel trims its headcount by more than a dozen souls, this is a fair question to ask. After all, these are some of the largest and, most successful, names in the industry. What’s Driving […]

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Hedge Funds Suffer 3 Consecutive Quarters of Net Outflows

August 8, 2016

If the subject were recession, defined by the media as two or more consecutive quarters of decline, then one would correctly view the past three quarters of declining hedge fund assets under management as akin to a recession in the hedge fund industry. However, economists can find no common ground for defining a recession. Obviously, […]

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Are Hedge Funds Truly Failing to Attract Graduating MBAs?

July 25, 2016

While it may be true that fewer MBA holders are entering the hedge fund industry, it is certainly true that recent headlines suggesting that these students “scorn” hedge funds or that fewer MBAs “want to work” for a hedge fund border on fiction. Here Are the Facts The articles referenced above are inspired by Training […]

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