August 20, 2019

Education May Be a Worse Bet Than You Thought

Harvard Law School

Hedge fund managers are known as overseers of investors’ alternative investments. One unusual area where some hedge funds are exploring is student loans. There has been debate in the past few years over whether the cost and benefit received from higher education is worth it. And from a report by Matt Wirz in The Wall […]

For Women Hedge Fund Managers, Luck Be a Lady

Lady Liberty on a 20th century gold coin

According to James Brown, it’s a man’s man’s man’s world. He certainly was right regarding the management of hedge funds. Much like the financial industry in general, it can feel like an all-boys club. Lisa Du at businessinsider.com sheds some light on women who are making waves – and doing better than their male competition. […]

Convicted Hedge Fund Manager of Galleon Group Sounds Off

Sri Lanka, home of the Colombo World Trade Center, and former hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam's origins

The convicted hedge fund manager of Galleon Group sounds off on his insider trading charges, his background, and indiscretions during his arrest. Raj Rajaratnam, the central character in the largest insider trading case, was extremely successful in his career as the hedge fund manager of one of the most-respected funds on Wall Street, becoming a […]

SAC Capital Insider Trading Rumors Sticking Around

SAC Capital Insider Trading Rumors are Sticking Around

SAC Capital insider trading rumors sticking around, write Jenny Strasburg and Jean Eaglesham in The Wall Street Journal. The hedge fund has been subpoenaed regarding insider trading of former employees and connections over the past year. Wall Street regulators expressed mounting concern about SAC Capital Advisors’ trading over a nine-year period, detailing in dozens of […]

Gold Helps Hedge Funds During August Turmoil In Equities

Gold helps hedge funds during global turmoil in equities

Bloomberg reports that record gold prices propped up hedge funds during August’s rout in global equities. Hedge funds run by Orix Investment Corp., Superfund and Four Elements Capital Management Pte benefited from the surge in gold last month, weathering the U.S. sovereign downgrade and Europe‚Äôs deepening debt crisis. The Orix Commodities Fund, which uses computer […]