The Capitulation of Leon Cooperman

Seven months ago, HFMA published Millions in Defense but Not One Penny for Tribute, an article inspired by Leon Cooperman’s SEC insider trading indictment. Recently, Mr. Cooperman forked over $4.95 million to settle the case. Cooperman was not asked to acknowledge any...

Hedge Funds Brace for the Rough Seas of Regulation

In a recent letter to clients, friends and associates, the prestigious firm of Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP, warned readers of the potential Trump’s Executive Order, signed January 30, 2017, holds for changes to Dodd-Frank. In the days following the firm’s letter,...

Hedge Funds Need to Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Gains

Did anyone roll their eyes, just a little, after reading the headline offered by FINalternatives: “HFR Interim Update: Hedge Funds Steady Through Mid-April”.  Anyone? Is it appropriate to applaud the fact that the hedge fund industry is mired in mediocre returns...

Hedge Funds Face Multiple Uncertainties in 2017

As 2017 unfolds, hedge funds face not only the ever-present reality of uncertain markets, but also the tentative future of the regulations under which they operate. Donald J. Trump’s ascendancy to the Presidency will almost certainly differentiate itself from his...

CalPERS: Why All the Fuss?

Much has been made of California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s (CalPERS) decision to redeem some $4 billion of its assets from hedge fund investments. However, less is made of the fact that CalPERS manages some $300 billion in funds. This means that...

Hedge Fund Jobs—Yes They Are Out There

Employment within the hedge fund industry is the primary goal of many college and university students. It is also a goal to which substantial numbers of people currently employed in the broader financial industry aspire. The appeal of the hedge fund industry is...
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