Investors React to SAC’s Battle with Regulators

June 7, 2013

Just days after SAC Capital Advisers announced a claw-back policy designed to monetarily punish those in the firm found complicit in insider trading, Cohen announced to clients he would no longer offer unconditional cooperation with government investigators. Some have speculated that Mr. Cohen instituted his claw-back policy expecting the government to ease its relentless insider trading investigation. Others, [...]

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Is SAC Capital’s Claw-Back Policy Just a PR Move?

May 17, 2013

The term hedged fund was coined by Alfred Winslow Jones in 1949 and gained traction in the financial community largely because Jones was a financial journalist. Although Jones founded a private investment company, he was hardly the father of the hedge fund industry. It is more accurate to say he named the baby. Private investment [...]

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Are Hedge Funds Becoming Irrelevant

April 6, 2013

As the quinquennial of the financial crisis approaches, the intrinsic value of the hedge fund industry is being questioned by growing numbers of institutional investors. After nearly a decade of underperformance as compared to major equity indices, this should come as no shock. The real question is how this shifting paradigm threatens the hedge fund [...]

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Hedge Funds and Private Equity Segue to Real Estate

March 28, 2013

In the never-ending quest for alpha, hedge fund managers and private equity firms are turning once again to real estate. Bank REO Is the Target According to a recent article in Reuters, Blackstone Group LP has embarked on an innovative strategy which involves the purchase of bank-owned properties in targeted U.S. markets.  Currently active in [...]

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Hedge Fund Jobs for Angels

March 19, 2013

In an industry routinely associated with unsavory headlines as exemplified by this recent headline in Forbes: “A Spider Web of Hedge Fund and Forex Ponzi Fraud,” it is important to remember that no barrel lacks the occasional rotten apple. The hedge fund industry is no more defined by these unsavory characters than law enforcement professionals [...]

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Will Record Assets Translate to Hedge Fund and Private Equity Jobs

February 23, 2013

Recent reports show that hedge fund assets have risen to an estimated $2.25 trillion in 2012. Add to this unprecedented growth in the demand for compliance and support staff created by Dodd-Frank, and the elimination of the general solicitation ban mandated by the JOBS Act, and you have a very promising outlook for job opportunities in [...]

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Dodd-Frank Act Results in Employment Opportunities for Lawyers

January 24, 2013

Private equity firms and hedge funds with assets under management greater than or equal to $150 million are required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the terms of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law July 11, 2010. Scope The Dodd-Frank Act is enormous [...]

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Domiciling a New Hedge Fund – Key Considerations

January 17, 2013

When starting a hedge fund, determining in which country to launch the new fund is among the highest priorities of a manager. The decision of where to domicile the new fund can have a huge impact on the type of investors that will be attracted, associated costs, regulatory governance, speed of the launch, strategies that can [...]

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2013 Hedge Fund Compensation Report

January 3, 2013

2013 Hedge Fund Compensation Report finds that smaller funds outperformed their larger counterparts in 2012. According to HedgeFundCompensationReport.com, industry professionals expected increases in both base salary and year-end bonuses. The average reported cash compensation for 2012 was $314,000 and, again this year, bonuses played a big role in the paychecks of these professionals. In 2012, [...]

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More Hedge Fund Jobs if the General Solicitation Ban is Lifted

December 21, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted in late August to abolish the general solicitation ban for hedge funds, private equity firms, and venture capitalists. This ban, in force since the 1930’s, while intended to protect investors, had the unintended consequence of keeping many potential investors in the dark with regard to available investment opportunities. That [...]

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