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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 […]

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 […]

Identifying Hedge Fund Risk is Risky Business

We received an interesting question from one of our members earlier this week: “I was wondering if someone could give me an idea of where hedge funds are on the totem pole as far as risk with intangible investments. My guess is that they rank with growth mutual funds and are less risky than stocks but I would like a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do Hedge Funds Create Jobs?

There has been an ongoing discussion surrounding hedge funds and their ability (or lack thereof) to create jobs. Many financial professionals wonder: do they really have the capacity to help the job market? And if they do, what jobs are hedge funds producing? Mitch Ackles, the President of the Hedge Fund Association and the CEO of Hedge Fund PR, told […]

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.” […]

This Hedge Fund is Cutting 59 Jobs

Stark & Roth LLC has announced that it will reduce its workforce in a “series of staff reductions.” According to The Business Journal, the St. Francis, Wisconsin-based hedge fund will begin by eliminating 28 employees this week. The company will also close three of its hedge funds — Shepherd Investments International, Shepherd Guardian and Stark Investments — as a result […]