Author Archives: Aaron Wormus

About Aaron Wormus

Aaron Wormus works as the Managing Director of Website Creation at HedgeCo Networks and has worked with HedgeCo since the end of 2004. Prior to working with HedgeCo Networks, Aaron managed a private consulting firm based in Frankfurt, Germany. During this time he worked implementing back-end systems for clients ranging from telecommunications companies to mining companies and Silicon Valley software distributors. Aaron Wormus is a published author who has studied Information Technology and Journalism in Finland. His written work has been published in various technology magazines, translated into 5 European languages, as well as published book. Aaron regularly speaks at PHP Programming conferences, and is involved in the organization of his local technology user group.

Know Your Investment Partners — Frederic Bourke, The Pirate of Prague, Omega Advisors and the FCPA

This week we have a guest post by Matthew Reinhard, Member at law firm Miller & Chevalier The tale of hand-bag mogul, turned Azerbaijan oil-speculator, turned felon, Frederic Bourke came to an end in mid-December when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals sustained his conviction on conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other charges.  The next day […]

Live Blogging the GroupOn IPO – Completed!

Groupon Inc, the daily deals company who has shot to fame in the last few years, is looking to raise $700 million in this IPO. The Company is selling 30 million shares, and will open at $20/share. 5 pm November 4th. Seeking Alpha explans why they would Invest In Groupon Over LinkedIn. 4 pm November 4th. GRPN Closes at 26.11 […]

on Hedge Fund Trademarks

I was cruising through our archives today and found this valuable article on hedge fund trademarks, which is worth a read if you haven’t thought about trademarking your hedge fund. Trademarks are invaluable assets. They are the primary means through which most companies identify themselves to the public, and the primary means through which the public identifies and distinguishes one […]

Hedge Fund Manager’s Insider Trading Overview

Bart Mellon at the Hedge Fund Law Blog has been busy blogging about Insider trading. His first article titled “Insider Trading Overview” gives a great summary of what everyone should know about Insider Trading. In light of the recent focus on insider trading, we are publishing the SEC’s discussion on Insider Trading. The information below contains a broad overview of […]

Books & Records to be kept by Hedge Funds

There is a lot of speculation regarding the proposals which are currently on the floor of Congress which would determine the future of hedge fund regulations. SEC Chair, Mary Schapiro, recently pointed out that Reporting and open Books & Records were high on the regulatory priority list: So we really need reporting. We need registration. We need the ability to […]

Hedge Fund Marketing and Marketers

Looking through my aggregator this morning I found this article from the Capital Introduction blog which discusses the issues which surround hiring hedge fund marketers to market your hedge funds. Many in house hedge fund marketers do not believe they have to be licensed. They are right, if they get paid a salary to raise assets. If however, they get […]

Hedge Fund Mini Prime Questions Answered

If you’ve talked to a hedge fund manager for any amount of time, the topic of prime brokers will come up. One of the fundamental issues when setting up a hedge fund is finding a prime broker who will fit your balance of price vs. services rendered. Earlier in the month Alex Thompson wrote an insightful article on Mini Primes […]

Top 5 Hedge Fund Website Rankings: A Quantitative look

There are a lot of factors that come into play when trying to determine what group of websites get the most traffic. Many people have used the “Reach” statistic from Alexa.com to determine how much traffic that a website receives. The inherent problem with Alexa is that it estimates the traffic based on the number of people who use the […]

Capital Raising Methods & Hedge Fund Capital Introduction in Focus on Evan Rapoport’s Blog

Evan Rapoport, Co-Founder of HedgeCo Networks, has been blogging up a storm over at his Capital Introduction Blog. Borrowing from years of experience raising capital for hedge funds and other institutions, Evan takes a very direct and knowledgeable approach to navigating through the often tricky waters surrounding marketing your hedge fund. Hedge Fund Third Party Marketing and Marketers First, the […]

Hedge Fund Lock-Ups in Focus after Cerberus Announcement

There have been many questions about the Hedge Fund Lock-ups which were announced by Cerberus Capital today. Many of the explanations & by the major media outlets have been unclear if not incorrect. Image / CC BY 2.0 One of the main misconceptions with most of the articles presented in the media is that the Lockups will affect existing hedge […]