Hedge Fund Blogs From HedgeCo.Net


You say Taco Bell I say Chipotle

Executives at Chipotle are no doubt scratching their heads today, wondering what they did to cause $730 Million get sliced off of their market cap at 11:14 in Thursday morning trading. As the Wall Street Journal put it “You’ve been Einhorned.” Hedge Fund Manager, David Einhorn was speaking to Value Investing Congress, when he panned Chipotle stock suggesting that “Less […]

Before Starting a Hedge Fund, Build Up Your Track Record

Earlier this month, Daniel Strachman, a financial expert who serves as the Director of Research and Strategy for the GAIM Conference Series, told StreetID that if hedge funds want to attract more capital, they need to tell a good story. “[Make] sure that they’re succinct in their message about what they’re doing with the capital they’re investing,” he said. Hedge […]

How to Ace a Hedge Fund Interview

First and foremost: do not ever lie. “Then you don’t have anything to remember,” said Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO of Hedge Fund PR. “Make sure that everything is truthful and above board. Be completely clear if you’ve ever had any black marks on your record, if you’ve ever had any disciplinary actions from a […]

Where Are The Biggest Hedge Fund Communities Around the World?

New York is number-one. Where are the rest? “If we’re talking U.S., the next one is Connecticut, either Greenwich or Stamford,” said Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO of Hedge Fund PR. “Then you probably go to San Francisco and Dallas.” From there, job seekers will find a number of hedge funds in Atlanta, Denver, Los […]

To Attract More Capital, Hedge Funds Need to “Tell a Good Story”

Hedge funds can do a lot of things to raise more capital, but the best strategy might have more to do with communication than anything else. “The way they can attract more capital is by telling a good story and making sure that they’re succinct in their message about what they’re doing with the capital they’re investing,” Daniel Strachman, a […]

Reliability of Hedge Funds Voluntary Disclosure

This morning a paper from researchers Andrew J. Patton, Tarun Ramadorai, and Michael Streat…eld found it’s way to my desk. The paper takes over 14,000 hedge funds and analyses their results over the years. Their findings are pretty interesting. Tracking changes to statements of historical performance recorded at different points in time between 2007 and 2011, we …nd that historical […]

From Boutique Startups to Conglomerates like JPMorgan Chase, What Does it Take to Launch a Financial Enterprise?

“I think the basic advice, even though most people ignore it — plan [for it] to take twice as long and cost twice as much,” Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director of FX Strategy at BK Asset Management, told StreetID. “I would even say three times as long and three times as much because everything in the financial industry right now is […]

How Much Money Does it Take to Start a Hedge Fund?

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a billion dollars to get a hedge fund up and running. According to Daniel Strachman, a financial expert who serves as the Director of Research and Strategy for the GAIM Conference Series, you can start with a relatively small amount of money. “It’s reasonable to think that a group of people could get […]

Hedge Fund Advertising is right around the corner… FINALLY!

Hedge Fund capital raisers rejoice! The SEC has finally proposed rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings in accordance with the JOBS Act. The SEC release states “Under the proposed rules, which are mandated by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, companies would be permitted to use general solicitation and general advertising […]

Will the JOBS Act Lead Employees from Goldman, Merrill, and Morgan to Launch Funds?

Many Wall Street experts think that the JOBS Act will change the hedge fund industry. According to Daniel Strachman, a financial expert who serves as the Director of Research and Strategy for the GAIM Conference Series, it could also lead to the consolidation of existing funds — and the creation of others. “It would not surprise me if you saw […]

Will the JOBS Act Transform the Hedge Fund Industry?

There has been a lot of chatter surrounding the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act and its inevitable impact on the job market. But what impact, if any, will it have on the hedge fund industry? “For more than 60 years, hedge funds have never been allowed to advertise,” said Mitch Ackles, President of the Hedge Fund Association and CEO […]

How to Start a New Hedge Fund

Starting a hedge fund is much different from launching other kinds of companies. Most significantly, there is almost no chance that you will be able to start this business out of a garage. No — to get a hedge fund up and running, you need buckets and buckets of cash. “If you really wanna succeed, and you wanna manage a […]

What is a Fund of Funds? (part 1)

Fund of Funds are individual investment partnerships that are made up of investments into multiple different underlying hedge fund partnerships. A majority of the assets under management in the alternatives industry is under the management of fund of funds. Hedge Funds have traditionally been structured as private investment partnerships, where the underlying general partner or investment advisor implements a single […]

How Can Hedge Funds Raise More Capital?

“Like anything else in life, when you are raising money for your fund, it’s very much about you as a person,” said Leigh Drogen, the co-founder and CEO of Estimize. “People give money to people they trust. They don’t give money to statistics or returns or strategies — they give money to people, so personal connections and trust are everything.” […]

2012 “Dirty Dozen Worst Financial Advisors in America” Announced in Beta Launch of BrokerCop.com

BrokerCop.com, a website for investors only, announced its beta launch with its 2012 List of “Dirty Dozen Worst Financial Advisors in America.” These bad brokers were not only murder on their clients’ portfolios, but these brokers also commit murder on their clients, literally, say the site’s creators. Even sick children are not immune from these crooks! BrokerCop.com’s member forums are […]