Posts filed under “Hedge Funds”
This video is utterly hysterical (and perhaps in ways more than the way its writers intended):
Toxic assets get the full Broadway musical treatment. Gee, I wonder if by the time the hedge funds that made money betting against subprime mortgages become the subject of a Broadway showtunes (even if its only NPR) if its okay to lean the other way?
Or do we have to wait for the full Broadway Musical to declare this a new contrary indicator?
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Hat tip Barbara
Here are the top 10 managers for 2009 in terms of net compensation. The majority of this comp is based on performance fees, plus investment returns on their own money. The top 25 earners were paid a collective $25.3 billion. The lowest earner on the list earned a puny $350 million — a shanda! —…Read More
I met Richard Bookstaber at an event recently — very nice guy — and we briefly discussed A Demon of Our Own Design (excerpted here). This week, he discussed The 7 Habits of Highly Suspicious Hedge Funds (The Journal of Investment Management), which he posted on his own blog as a preview. Here’s the overview: 1. No…Read More
Arthur Samberg, among the best-known hedge-fund managers, is closing down his firm amid an ongoing investigation into possible insider trading WSJ: “Public disclosures about the continuing investigation have cast a cloud over the firm and have become a source of personal distraction,” Mr. Samberg wrote in a letter that was sent to investors of his…Read More
From Alpha Magazine via the NYT, comes the latest list of earners, in order of 2008 take home pay. Unlike the weasels who ran Merrill, Morgan, Bear & Lehman into the ground, then grabbed the cash and ran, these boys actually made their money the old fashioned way: They earned it, via outperformance. Read ‘em…Read More
My recent tirade against bailing out the hedge fund half of AIG makes much more sense when you consider who is actually getting all of the taxpayer largesse: Counter-parties of AIG, especially one Goldman Sachs. Some estimates have been in excess of $25 billion to GS. As AIG ran into the arms of the Fed…Read More