Does anyone have faith in the hedge fund industry anymore?  Let’s face it, the debacles, blow ups, negligence, arrogance and outright idiocy have been hard to watch – and read about. From a public relations stand point, the industry has completely shattered its credibility.  What amazes us is the complete lack of outrage by the public (and investors) and by the […]

The EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre will be staging the fourth edition of the EDHEC Alternative Investment Days at the ExCeL Centre in London on December 9 and 10 next. The conference aims to present the applied research conducted by the EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre with leading pension fund managers and […]

Wake us up after earnings season. These numbers are simply too hard to interpret.  Bad financial results are actually deemed good these days. Strong reports (from the likes of Apple) aren’t good enough to compensate for future uncertainty.  A weak dollar has proven positive for companies with a lot of international biz.  Some discounters actually […]

Greycourt announced that Margaret M. Towle, Ph.D.  has joined the firm as a managing director based in the Portland office. Ms. Towle, a pioneer in the hedge fund industry, began her career as a managing director at Dakota Partners in the mid-1980s. She has 25 years of experience in the investment management industry, including specialized experience […]

Click here to access latest performance update of the EDHEC Alternative Indexes.  The EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre carries out major research programmes in the areas of asset allocation and risk management in both the traditional and alternative investment universes. As a response to the need by investors for reliable benchmarks for alternative […]

A nice reprieve from the daily surge in oil. A nice rebound for the Dow from the recent “bear” mentality.  In general, the investor mindset simply didn’t seem so dire as in the past few weeks/months.  Bad earnings somehow didn’t seem so bad.  Negative forecasts somehow didn’t seem so negative. Concerning comments by the Fed […]

iiBIG Presents: 2nd Annual Distressed & Turnaround Investment Forum – WEST September 22-23, 2008 The Palazzo/Venetian Congress Center Las Vegas, NV Register By August 15, 2008 and Save $300! To Review the Detailed Agenda and Executive Speaking Faculty and to Register, Visit: http://www.iibig.com/F0803 distressed investment forum, event, iiBIG

Gravitas Technology, the leader in providing technology services to the alternative investment management industry, today announced that it has expanded its colocation offering by securing a dedicated facility at a premier, highly secure data center in the US northeast. Gravitas has completed several large colocation projects for forward-looking asset management firms, and with the acquisition […]

Fulcrum Group, a leading global administrator for the hedge fund and alternative asset management industry, today announced that Jill M.  Considine, Former Chairman & CEO of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) in New York, has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors. Read the Press Release Here fulcrum group, jill considine

Now that the Fourth is behind us, pay attention to your need for both continuing education credits, as well as really excellent strategies and insights to use when you are working with hedge funds.  The Inaugural Opalesque Workshop Series, chaired by Janice M. Johnson, CPA, JD, and sponsored by Crowell & Moring and the newly […]

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