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Is Citigroup This Year’s Morgan Stanley?

In 2011, Morgan Stanley had a bit of a workforce problem. The company tried to hold onto its 60,000 employees, but a series of layoffs prevented that from happening. Fast-forward to 2012 and job seekers will notice a different trend. Morgan Stanley is still in the process of reducing its headcount, but the Wall Street job market is much less […]

You Don’t Have to Move to New York to Start a Hedge Fund

When investors think of hedge funds, they picture the bustling streets of New York City. They may also think of London, Chicago, or the growing community in Florida. But while many hedge funds have thrived in those locations, you don’t have to move to one of those cities in order to make it big. “Obviously the vast majority are located […]

How to Break Into Finance Without a Degree

Donald E. Conrad didn’t plan on having a career in finance. As an aspiring percussionist, Conrad found himself working as a salesman for Benjamin Moore & Co. “It was a good job, too,” he told StreetID. “I had an expense account, a company car, a decent salary. I was at the high end of my peer group. But I was […]

Throgmorton Hires Hedge Fund Tax Specialist

Throgmorton, one of the UK’s largest hedge fund accountancy and back office service providers, has announced a major hire in Neil Oliver, formerly a senior director with Ernst & Young and a tax consultant with over 20 years’ experience advising the investment management sector. Neil will facilitate Throgmorton’s efforts to expand its client base in the hedge fund, private equity […]

Hedge Funds Need a Unique Thesis if They Want to Succeed

There are thousands of hedge funds competing in the marketplace. They come in all shapes and sizes, but all too often they approach investors with the same thesis. “The things that everyone sees all the time are long/short and global macro, basically people that are saying, ‘We’re gonna be better than the market’ because we’ve got XYZ experience and we’re […]

Five Tips for Emerging Hedge Fund Managers (And One Thing to Avoid!)

Jed Alpert, Managing Director of Global Marketing at PerTrac, recently provided StreetID with his top five tips for emerging hedge fund managers: “One is focus on performance. It’s going to be the most important thing you can do. Make sure that you are performing as well or better than your peers.” “Make sure you understand what are the criteria that […]

Which Hedge Funds Perform Best in Down Markets?

PerTrac, a provider of analytics, reporting and communications software for investment professionals, released a new report this week detailing the success of hedge funds during years in which the entire sector posted negative performance results. After taking a look at small hedge funds (where assets under management were less than $100M), medium-sized entities (with AUM between $100M and $500M) and […]

Did Bernie Madoff Run a Hedge Fund?

Everyone knows the name Bernie Madoff. But very few people know the true story behind his deceptive Ponzi scheme. “A lot of people don’t know this but Bernie Madoff was not a hedge fund,” Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO of Hedge Fund PR, told StreetID. “Bernie Madoff was a broker-dealer — a regulated entity. He […]

What is a “Fund of Funds” part 2

In the first article in this series, I gave you an overview of Fund of Funds. In this section we discuss the Benefits and Drawbacks. Read Part 1: Types of Funds of Funds Benefits of Fund of Hedge Funds Why should I let someone else choose for me? There are highly touted benefits to investing with fund of hedge fund […]

What Will Happen to Wall Street if Romney Wins?

During the first presidential debate, a Yahoo Finance poll found that 80 percent of voters (33,782) believed Mitt Romney gave a stronger performance than President Obama. Among the praise and critiques of both candidates, one important question has emerged: what will happen to Wall Street if Romney wins in November? “I think they have pretty much more or less settled […]