Tag Archives: Investing


Take Advantage of the Future by Investing Now

              Investors at all levels have been tempted to stash their savings away in what they view as safe places: federally-insured banks, gold, their mattresses. But, as retirement creeps closer, or for some of you, continues on, it is difficult to protect the value of what you have. It is even more difficult to take what you have and get […]

Proceed with Caution

            It is now evident that this recession has uncovered a number of substantial flaws in our country’s financial industry. The now-exposed wounds became so complex that it took a meltdown of this size to identify them and it will take a long, sluggish recovery for them to heal. The majority of the flaws in our financial system hit individual […]

Capital Raising Methods & Hedge Fund Capital Introduction in Focus on Evan Rapoport’s Blog

Evan Rapoport, Co-Founder of HedgeCo Networks, has been blogging up a storm over at his Capital Introduction Blog. Borrowing from years of experience raising capital for hedge funds and other institutions, Evan takes a very direct and knowledgeable approach to navigating through the often tricky waters surrounding marketing your hedge fund. Hedge Fund Third Party Marketing and Marketers First, the […]

Thomas J. Powell – Reasonable Regulation: That’s Allstate’s Stand

Reasonable Regulation: That’s Allstate’s Stand             Many companies involved in financial services cower when an official of any stature mentions the threat of national regulation, but Allstate has decided to embrace it. Since late April, Allstate has been pushing an advertising campaign that is rooted in support for creating a national regulation agency for all players in the financial industry, […]

Fund of Hedge Funds: Top 50

Philippa Aylmer, contributing editor to The Hedge Fund Journal, writes, “If the last decade could be described as the biggest credit party ever, then the end of 2008 brought the mother of all hangovers. The hedge fund industry took a beating along with much else in the financial services sector and funds of hedge funds felt their share of the […]

Hedge Fund Regulation: It’s Back!

Reposted from “Hedge Fund Regulation: It’s Back” on the Intralinks.com Blog. And this time it’s taking private equity and venture capital with it. First, let’s quickly rewind to 2006, when hedge funds throughout the U.S. were completing their ADV and implementing technology to retain their e-mails and documents. At the time, they were anticipating having to register with the SEC […]

Short Interest Days Into Dilution Solution

The SEC has come out with permanent rules to solve the problem caused by naked short selling.  The pivotal problem is the exploitative danger of manipulation of volatility and resulting down spiral. The problem with regulatory approaches is a preference to add patches onto a bad system instead of re-engineering the whole system (for instance, The Federal Reserve System).  The […]

What is the difference between hedge fund capital introduction and third party marketing?

This is a re-post of the original article from Evan Rapoport’s Capital Introduction Blog I often hear the terms Capital Introduction and Third Party Marketing used interchangeably. They actually however, represent two different services within the hedge fund asset gathering space. Capital Introduction is a service usually provided by hedge fund prime brokers. The biggest teams coming from the largest […]

Colony Capital (owners of Michael Jackson’s Neverland) to IPO

Market Watch, with the help of regulatory filings has released an article which indicates that Colony Capital is raising money for an upcoming IPO: Colony Financial Inc. will be a real estate investment trust managed by a subsidiary of Colony Capital. The new REIT plans to mainly buy, originate and manage commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt […]