Is R2-D2 Destined to Be the Next Hedge Fund Titan?

While Star Wars and hedge funds are rarely mentioned in the same sentence, artificial intelligence (AI), algorithms and robot investors have experienced no small amount of play in the financial media. In the broader media, headlines tout the proximity of automated...

How Will Hedge Funds Perform in the Wake of Trump’s Election?

Markets worldwide experienced significant losses as President Elect Donald J. Trump cruised to victory in the wee hours of Wednesday morning; a reaction that, for many, lent considerable credibility to Trump’s rhetoric regarding Hillary Clinton’s close ties to Wall...

SEC Boasts a Banner Year but Hedge Funds – Not So Much

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), having closed-out its fiscal year on September 30, has taken a moment from its pressing schedule to publish the results of its 2016 enforcement efforts. To summarize, SEC enforcement actions achieved the...

Millions in Defense but Not One Penny for Tribute

The hedge fund industry receives a tremendous amount of negative coverage in the mainstream media. This is further exacerbated by political candidates, on both sides of the aisle, who have characterized the federal tax paid by hedge fund professionals to be lower than...

Hedge Funds Stumble after Six Years of Steady Growth

Anyone scanning the financial headlines might reasonably conclude that the hedge fund industry is hemorrhaging assets like a gut-shot hemophiliac. While true that net asset flows are in the negative for the first time in the years following the financial crisis, these...

Can Time Heal the Hedge Fund Industry’s Wounds?

History is replete with examples of politicians, nations, industries, athletes and professionals of all stripes who have shot themselves in the foot. Gary Johnson, the current Libertarian presidential candidate, is a recent example from the political camp. The hedge...
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