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The Eight Rules of How to Use (and How Not to Use) eMail

April 15, 2014

Email. How did we ever live without it? Quite well for thousands of years, thank you, but few of us in the workplace today can remember a time when it wasn’t our principal means of correspondence. It does seem to have legs. Back in the 1970s and ’80s, government, military and university researchers were able [...]

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Drumming Up Business With a Different Drummer

March 18, 2014

Counting the number of hedge funds in the world is like trying to follow the Major League pitching career of Octavio Dotel. It’s incredibly complicated and subject to sudden change. The former Met-Astro-A-Yank-Royal-Brave-Northsider-Buc-Dodger-Rockie-Jay-Card-Tiger free agent might be running out of teams, though, but the tally of hedge funds just keeps growing. At Hedge Fund Research’s last [...]

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Why List with Hedge Fund Databases?

December 7, 2011

An earlier article on this site explained how you can use databases for marketing your hedge fund to investors who might be interested in your investment strategy. But capital introduction is a two-way street, so it’s just as important that you make it easy for investors to find you. There are two kinds of hedge [...]

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Choosing a Cap Intro Hedge Fund Database

November 30, 2011

As you go about starting a hedge fund, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is how you intend to go about the process of capital introduction, and one of the first things you’ll realize is that there’s no such thing as enough resources to dedicate to it. Marketing a hedge fund to [...]

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Hedge Fund Trading Technology Moving Further into Currencies

October 24, 2011

The Wall Street Journal reports that computerized, high-frequency trading is now making greater inroads into the hedge fund sector of currency derivatives. A growing number of hedge funds, plus large banks such as Credit Suisse Group AG and Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, are automating a process that used to eat up 25% to [...]

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Hedge Fund Rankings – Convertible Arbitrage Funds

September 14, 2010

Gordon Gecko was right about greed: It is good. Or at least it makes for a Wall Street movie sequel. Anxiety, on the other hand, is just boring. When investors are no longer feeling greedy but haven’t yet slipped into panic, things get tedious. The good news about this month’s emerging funds ranking is that [...]

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Institutional Investors Set to Pour More Capital into Hedge Funds

August 31, 2010

The hedge fund industry has been through a time of great change since the market crisis and the institutional sector has become increasingly important to the industry since this time. In August 2010, Preqin released the findings of its latest institutional investor survey. Preqin probed 50 institutional investors on their hedge fund plans for the [...]

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Hedge Fund Manager Due Diligence

July 20, 2010

By all accounts, hedge fund investors – always a skeptical lot – have been more circumspect about their chosen fund managers since the Madoff scandal – and the Stanford, Kerviel, Cioffi and Tannin, Greenwood and Walsh, Cosmo, Petters, Nami, Traynor, Jones, and Randolph scandals — came to light over the past couple years. It’s no [...]

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