Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

November 29, 2016

The Clash hit of the same name topped the charts in 1982. More recently, it has become the de facto theme song of many an institutional investor. Of course, Clash did not have pension fund managers in mind when the group penned this tune, but it is descriptive of the dilemma these investors face. Should […]

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I Got the Offer – Now What?

November 14, 2016

Everyone that breaks into the hedge fund industry asks themselves that question. The education, the experience, the network of contacts, the untold hours spent writing and re-writing resumes/CVs and cover letters, interviews – it ultimately ends with the negotiation of a compensation package. Prior to the finalization of this key hiring element all one has […]

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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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