Category Archives: Opinion

Hedge Fund Founder Says Income Inequality “A Big Issue”

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – In his annual State of the Union address, President Obama said that, “inequality has deepened” and “economic mobility has stalled.” Obama also promised to tackle economic inequality “with or without Congress.” “Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits […]

Hedge Fund Trends And Predictions For 2014

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Steve Nadel, partner in the Investment Management practice of law firm Seward & Kissel LLP, has put together some trends and predictions for the hedge fund industry in 2014. Nadel’s 2014 Hedge Fund Industry Predictions: · […]

Hedge Funds Are Testing The Advertising Waters

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge funds seem to be wary of being the first to advertise under the new JOBs Act. Evan Rapoport, founder of industry portal, said yesterday. “While hedge funds are finally allowed to advertise, we believe that funds […]

Is The SAC Indictment The First Shot in a War Against Outsize Hedge Funds?

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Steve Cohen is getting squeezed from both ends. A federal grand jury just handed down a criminal indictment against Cohen’s hedge fund SAC Capital – on counts of wire fraud and securities fraud conspiracy. This follows […]

Hedge Fund CEO Predicts Financial Catastrophe

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The co-founder and chief executive officer of hedge fund DoubleLine Capital LP predicts bleak financial times ahead, according to a Bloomberg article. Jeffrey Gundlach says that the first phase of the coming debacle consisted of a 27-year buildup of […]

Hedge Fund CEO: Obama Is Right — the Rich Are Not Paying Their Fair Share of Taxes

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Vinod Gupta, CEO of hedge fund manager Everest LLC, shares his thoughts on U.S. tax rates: “I agree with President Obama that the rich just aren’t paying their fair share. That is why we have a […]

New Whitepaper: Managed Futures and Hedge Funds: A Match Made in Heaven

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – A newly released white paper featuring hedge funds, Revisiting Kat’s Managed Futures and Hedge Funds: A Match Made in Heaven (pdf), has been released by hedge fund risk management and research firm Sunrise Capital Partners LLC. The whitepaper points out […]

Opinion: JOBS ACT to Revolutionize Hedge Fund Marketing

By Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Member at Agecroft Partners, LLC. – There have been a number of recent articles that have been written about the JOBS ACT and it’s implication on the hedge fund industry. I think this could […]

Jeffrey Sachs on the US economy: ‘It’s been an amazing ride for the rich’

New York (  – Jeffrey Sachs in conversation at the Guardian Open Weekend. Here, he discusses how globalisation has exacerbated income inequalities and the control over politics exerted by the rich, citing the Occupy movement which he describes as a […]

Wall St. attacks Obama for tactic it uses

Washington Post – In 2008, Wall Street backed Barack Obama. Hedge fund operators, private equity investors and mega-bank executives gave his campaign twice the amount they contributed to John McCain. Many of the financial masters of the universe saw in […]

Strategic Hedge Fund Planning

By Attorney Hannah M. Terhune, JD, LLM (Taxation) 2012 – Creating a hedge fund to protect and manage your assets or the assets of others for a fee is a practical way to earn a living. Successful hedge funds continue to […]

Year-End Tax Update: A look at carried interest and fund tax efficiency

New York (J.H. Cohn LLP) – Another year has passed, but President Obama still has not been able to pass his “Carried Interest” bill. Advisers, as year-end approaches, will benefit from reviewing pending legislation and other issues, including business structure, […]