As 2017 Winds Down, Hedge Funds Are Wound Up

Hedge funds are on track to close out 2017 with a bang. After a three-year drought, hedge funds are finally achieving respectable aggregate gains. Hedge Fund Research reported November’s gains at 0.48 percent, which brings year-to-date gains to 7.56 percent. If the...

Is it Appropriate for Hedge Funds to Celebrate 2017 Results?

As 2017 winds down, hedge funds continue their winning streak, posting aggregate gains of almost one-half percent in November. Pressure mounts for the hedge fund industry to replicate those gains in December and deliver 12 straight months of gains in 2017 for the...

Hedge Funds on Track to Their Four-Year Best

According to Prequin, hedge fund gains stand at 1.15 percent in October, bringing year-to-date gains to 9.30 percent. Most in the media attribute this success to the seemingly unstoppable bull market. However, it is unwise to paint the industry’s success this year...

What Hedge Funds Need to Know About Jerome Powell

In the 103-year history of the Federal Reserve Bank, there have been fifteen Federal Reserve Chairs. Of these fifteen, nine were appointed by Democrat Presidents, and six by Republican Presidents. Eighteen presidents served during the same period. However, Kennedy...

Why Exorbitant Hedge Fund Fees are a Media Myth

Most readers have, no doubt, read or heard Warren Buffet’s tirades against hedge fund fees and the wisdom of investing in index funds, regardless of whether the investment is large or small. Interestingly, the “oracle of Omaha” does not follow his own advice, as...

Are Hedge Funds an Inherently Unsustainable Enterprise?

Financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase were founded generations ago. Alternatively, how many hedge funds can be named that have outlived their founders? Of course, the reason is obvious; hedge funds are a product of their...
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