Tag Archives: Goldman Sachs

Why One Man Left UBS for a Better Life in Florida

For now and the foreseeable future, New York will continue to be the leader of the financial sector. But as we have learned, you don’t have to be on Wall Street to succeed in this industry. Evan Rapoport, CEO of HedgeCo Networks, recently lured Brett Langbert away from New York City. With more than 17 years of experience (he spent […]

Do Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Other Banks Hire More Than They Fire?

It’s no secret that Citigroup has a workforce problem this holiday season. The company may not be planning to layoff as many people as Morgan Stanley did last year, but if the reports are accurate, the firm is not in hiring mode either. Or is it? In North America alone, Citigroup is looking to fill 2,164 positions. Worldwide the company […]

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 […]

Are Physicists Poised to Take Over Goldman Sachs and Other Wall Street Banks?

Are Physicists Poised to Take Over Goldman Sachs and Other Wall Street Banks? Wall Street is not shy about its desire to hire talented quantitative analysts. But as it turns out, quants are not the only unusual profession to infiltrate the financial sector. “There are now over 2,000 physicists working on Wall Street and thousands of other math quants to […]

Week in Review: NYSE Comp. in Defined Downtrend, Credit Market Troubles Continue as Europe Leads the Decline, NFP Data Disappoints

The news moving markets today centers around fears about renewed economic weakness and continued credit market deterioration. I have included a number of stories below offering a good cross-section of the situation. Meanwhile, traditional technical analysis helps tone down the noise and offers a pure indication of who is in control: the buyers or the sellers.  To that end, the […]

Understanding Recent Equity Market Mayhem: A Tidal Wave of Liquidity Creation Meets a Cavernous Trench of Debt

Over the last couple of weeks we have witnessed a series of conflicting reports from all over the media complex as to why equity markets are under pressure. Predictably, as soon as the markets recover a bit these same pundits come up with all sorts of reasons to cheer.  Needless to say these hysterical reports, bullish or bearish, are entirely […]

Is Quantitative Easing Alive and Well? Evidence Mounts Suggesting the Answer Is Yes

Today, I’d like to address a curious phenomenon developing in the Treasury market. March 31st supposedly marked the end of the Fed’s quantitative easing (Q.E.) phase. We were told the Fed would no longer print money and buy mortgage backed securities. There was, of course, no discussion about the Fed printing money and buying other assets. However, ‘ending Q.E.’ carries […]

GDP Less Than Expected, Inventory Build Coming to an End, Goldman/Paulson Issue Heating Up

I expressed my belief last week via twitter that this GDP number could be interesting. I suggested the number may be less than expected as the inventory build is coming to an end. Now real intrinsic growth will need to surge in order to satiate the appetite of the GDP prognosticators and I believed that would be a tall order.  Well […]

RCM Investment Strategy, Earning GS/JPM/INTC/GOOG, Industrial Production Surges, Michigan Sentiment Misses, 60% Of Borrowers Underwater, Fed’s Fisher

Tea Leaves; in the last couple of days there have been a lot of them, so let’s start reading:The tangible parts of GS’s earnings were suspect (Investment Banking -38%, Asset Management -6%, Trading and Principal Investments -7%) while the FICC unit (Fixed Income, Currency, Commodities) showed all the gain. “Net revenues in FICC were $5.99 billion, significantly higher than the […]

Differences Between Capital Introduction and Third Party Marketing

If you ask ten different hedge fund professionals to explain the difference between third party marketing and capital introduction, you are bound to get ten different answers.  Though often confused, each practice serves a vital role in attracting capital to the industry.  Recently in his Hedge Fund Capital Introduction Blog, Evan Rapoport, Co-founder of HedgeCo Networks, spent some time dissecting […]