Tag Archives: Investors


Villazzo: A Luxurious Miami Villa for the Entertainment of Hedge Funds, Investors, and the Rich and Famous

  by David Drake As an avid traveler, on a quest for the ultimate destinations for the ultra-rich, I have visited several countries and stayed at countless hotels. Traveling almost always gives me the satisfying feeling of being able to experience a city or a country just by staying in its famed hotel for a few days. Recently I got […]

6 Startup Exit Strategies for Investors

  By David Drake Exit strategies take on different forms, but it is important that your startup should put one in place for your investors. While they are rooting and supporting your business, they are also looking for a return on their investment. As an angel investor and venture capitalist, I have invested in several dozen companies over the last […]

SEC Sweep on Alternative Mutual Funds Imminent

Dear Friends, The SEC will begin its sweep exams of alternative mutual funds  “this summer or fall,” said Norm Champ, Director of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, focusing on the following areas: Liquidity: Ability to satisfy investor redemption requests in a timely manner and compliance with liquidity thresholds – no more than 15% of net assets in illiquid securities […]

*Edit: Revised Madoff Feeder Fund Letter to Investors

A letter dated December 22, 2008 and sent from Fairfield Sentry Limited to its investors recently surfaced here.  The fund, part of Fairfield Greenwich Group, had invested in excess of $7 billion in Bernard Madoff Securities, making it Madoff’s largest feeder fund investor.  In wake of the surrounding facts which have surfaced in the case, we have received a rough […]

Current Trends Affecting Hedge Fund Fee Structures

In the wake of one of the most severe liquidity crises in recent memory, the vast majority of hedge fund managers have seen their assets under management shrink considerably over the past twelve months.  Whether in the name of paring back on risk, exiting losing positions, reducing portfolio volatility, or simply rebalancing portfolios, investors have used a litany of reasons […]