Is Steven Cohen on a Path to Be the Comeback Kid?

January 8, 2018 marked the end of Steven Cohen’s ban from handling outside money. As most will recall, after almost a decade of investigation, his firm, SAC Capital Management, was found guilty of insider trading and a fine of $1.8 billion was extracted by the...

Trump Can’t Always Get What He Wants

It’s true – Trump can’t always get what he wants. However, if you look closely, you just might find, he gets what he needs. While carried interest did survive, technically speaking, a deeper dive into the particulars reveals a significant change that...

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...
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