You Want a Mid Level Job in the Hedge Fund Industry

August 6, 2018

This may not be the time. While it is true that hedge fund starts are outpacing closures, the fact is, new hedge fund firms are not likely to be in the market for hedge fund professionals in the middle stages of their careers. Why? Because the majority of startups are firms seeded by established funds, […]

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Will Stock Pickers Survive this Brave New World?

July 23, 2018

Several events, which occurred just this month, should have stock pickers quaking in their Salvatore Ferragamo’s. According to the July 11, 2018, edition of the Financial Times, Facebook faces its first ever fine, which is a result of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Regulators in the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) accused Zuckerberg’s company […]

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Great Results Depend Upon Superior Hedge Fund Talent

July 9, 2018

Ten days into the second half of 2018, what are the prospects for a banner year in the hedge fund industry? After all, unemployment is at record lows, optimism for the manufacturing sector is at an all time high, and market volatility has increased, which traditionally provides an edge to hedge funds, yet HFR reports […]

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Is this the First Hedge Fund “Man Bites Dog” Story?

June 25, 2018

Hedge Funds, long the whipping boy for the financial ills of the country, are witnessing one of their own grow a spine. Last Wednesday, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, politely informed Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) to withdraw the $68 million it has invested with the firm. Why? According to the statement given to the Lexington […]

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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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