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...

Hedge Funds in 2013 – The Year in Review

The year gone by: One of record-breaking index growth, an explosion in the growth of the number of alternative investment firms, strategies that stretched the bounds of human imagination, and the establishment of long-delayed and much-scrutinized regulations. Whether...

An Element of Hypocrisy

SAC Capital Advisers, LLC has been embroiled in legal battles with the SEC for more than a decade, most revolving around the issue of insider trading. When the practice of insider trading among members of the Senate and Congress (including their staffers) received...

No Billboards—Not Yet!

Hedge funds will soon be venturing into uncharted territory—marketing sophisticated investments, once the purview of the über-wealthy and institutional investors, to the broader retail market. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), pursuant to a mandate put...

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

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....
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