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....

Are Hedge Funds Becoming Irrelevant

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...

Hedge Funds and Private Equity Segue to Real Estate

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...

Hybrid Concentration Risk Challenges Hedge Fund Managers

The trend in recent years of institutional investors bypassing fund of funds and opting for direct investment into hedge funds based upon investment consultant recommendations is certainly no secret within the hedge fund industry. While the FoHF industry has...
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