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High Profile Wall Street Bankers Head to Hedge Funds

July 2, 2012

The Volcker Rule is a specific section in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that prohibits proprietary trading by United States Banks and restricts these banks from sponsoring or investing in hedge funds. Banks will have to fully comply with the Volcker Rule by July 21, 2014 and this is impacting the […]

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Hedge Fund Career Opportunity Regulatory Compliance

June 11, 2012

Globally, regulators have been working towards a G20 agenda of introducing new registration and reporting rules for hedge fund managers. Both the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in the European Union and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in the United States are seeking to enhance the flow of information from […]

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Hedge Fund Compensation May Be Shifting

October 25, 2010

Another change looms for the hedge fund industry: compensation structures that could make hedge funds more “investor friendly.” Institutional investors are already rewriting the rules, and wealthy investors and family offices are sure to follow. The traditional hedge fund compensation structure has been “2 and 20”. A 2% management fee on assets under management (AUM) […]

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A Hot Hedge Fund Job Niche

October 18, 2010

Bonuses for the IT staff at hedge funds have doubled in the past year, despite the troubles affecting the overall sector, reports Network World. Hedge fund IT staff can expect bonuses in the 50 percent plus range, which is nearly double the 25 to 30 percent bonuses they received last year, according to data compiled […]

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Hedge Fund Manager among the World’s Youngest Billionaires

October 11, 2010

Hedge fund manager John Arnold, 36, made the list of Forbes Magazine’s youngest billionaires, with a net worth of $4 billion. Surprisingly, that only put him at number 212 on a list of 937 billionaires worldwide. Arnold started as an oil trader for Enron in the 1990s. When Enron collapsed, he founded Centaurus Advisors, LLC, […]

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How Hedge Funds Lure Proprietary Traders

October 4, 2010

The passage of the Volcker Rule in July is having its effect on hedge funds. The Volcker Rule limits banks from making risky bets with their own capital and from investing more than 3 percent of assets into hedge funds or private equity firms. There’s already been talk that major banks such as Goldman Sachs […]

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From Farmer’s Daughter to Hedge Fund Manager

September 27, 2010

You may not think being a farmer is a natural starting point for having a hedge fund job or running a hedge fund. But when you consider today’s volatile commodity markets, you may change your mind. Renee Haugerud’s father was a corn farmer in a small Minnesota town. Haurgerud says she got bitten by the […]

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