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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 […]

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 […]




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