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Getting More Women into Hedge Fund Jobs

September 13, 2010

Go work in a bar. That was the suggestion a friend gave Sara Grillo, after she lost her job at Lehman Brothers in 2008. Two years later, Grillo is co-manager of hedge fund advisor Diamond Oak Capital Advisors LLC, and is campaigning to help more women get into the finance industry. Grillo has set a […]

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Hedge Fund Seeding Creates Opportunities

September 6, 2010

Although money has been flowing back into hedge funds, much of it has gone only to the biggest, most established funds. Investors burned by the financial crisis, lock-ups, and even fraud have opted for the safety and transparency of big funds over the potential returns of a newer, smaller, more aggressive fund. But this has […]

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How to Succeed as a Hedge Fund Manager

August 30, 2010

How does a 33-year-old afford the $12 million home formerly owned by Lloyd Blankfein, head of Goldman Sachs? The Financial Post recently tried to answer that question as it looked at the meteoric rise of Bryce Markus, a senior portfolio manager with BlueMountain Capital Management LLC. BlueMountain is a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, which […]

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Hedge Fund Managers Move On

August 23, 2010

Several high profile hedge fund managers have decide to throw in the towel and leave the industry, citing growing frustration over increased regulations, higher taxes on profits and disappointment with returns. The latest is Stanley Druckenmiller, who managed $12 billion at Duquesne Capital Management, reports Reuters. His decision was reportedly due to “burnout”, after amassing […]

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Boutiques to Spur Hedge Fund Jobs?

August 16, 2010

Money managers unhappy with the direction of their big bank are once again leaving to start their own firms, reports the Financial Times. The reasons vary, from being forced to alter cherished and time-tested strategies that have worked for them, to being told to cut back on analyst resources to simply having to dance to […]

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Will Pensions Drive Hedge Fund Investment and Jobs?

August 9, 2010

The gap between what many U.S. public and private pension funds have in assets and what they’ll need to cover their pension obligations is like a “heart attack waiting to happen.” That’s the news according to a recent article in Finalternatives. U.S. public pension funds are $500 billion to $3 trillion short in the amount […]

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Hedge Fund High-Frequency Programmers Demand Better Pay

August 2, 2010

The code monkeys who create the algorithms for Wall Street’s high-frequency trading shops are demanding a bigger slice of the pie, reports Forbes. And while some are getting hefty raises, others are deciding to go out on their own in order to get a share of profits. The article cites one programmer, Jeffrey Gomberg, 32, […]

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