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...

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...

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...

Hedge Funds Are Killing It in the First Half of 2017

According to this recent article in the Institutional Investor, hedge funds are enjoying their best year since 2009. This statement is based upon data from Preqin, which touts itself as “the alternative asset industry’s leading source of data and intelligence,...

Is the Hedge Fund Industry in a Battle for Its Life?

According to this article in the New York Post, “hedge funds are dancing with the devil”, but the persona of that devil is something of a mystery. Is that devil a hostile press or disgruntled investors? Is it the SEC and other lawyers cruising for a payday or is it...
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