Posts filed under “Hedge Funds”

Big Hedge Fund Money

Things are tough all over:

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via NYT

Top Hedge Fund Managers Do Well in a Down Year
LOUISE STORY
NYT, March 24, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/business/25hedge.html

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Category: Digital Media, Hedge Funds

Top Hedge Fund Earners

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

Category: Hedge Funds, Markets, Trading

The Biggest A.I.G. Counterparties

> Source: A.I.G.’s Bailout Priorities Are in Critics’ Cross Hairs GRETCHEN MORGENSON NYT March 17, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/business/18aig.html

Category: Bailouts, Derivatives, Digital Media, Hedge Funds

Get Long Torches & Pitchforks

This guy Ritholtz is a firebrand . . . > > Source: Get Long Torches & Pitchforks: Bailouts “Absolutely Asinine,” Ritholtz Says Aaron Task Mar 10, 2009 11:15am EDT http://bit.ly/90lhV

Category: Bailouts, Credit, Derivatives, Hedge Funds

Backdoor Bailouts for Goldman Sachs?

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

Category: Bailouts, Derivatives, Hedge Funds, Markets, Politics

Solvent Insurer / Insolvent Insurer

Forget the good bank/bad bank, I have an even bigger beef with this INSANE absurdity: Why are the taxpayers making good on hedge fund trades gone bad? I cannot figure that one out. When AIG first faltered, there were two companies jammed under one roof. One was a highly regulated, state supervised, life insurance company….Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Credit, Hedge Funds

Barron’s vs. Cramer, Part II

We add another chapter in the ongoing debate between Barron’s, the weekly paper that is sister to the WSJ, and James Cramer, the former hedge fund manager now turned pundit/CNBC star/game show host. The back and forth between CNBC and Barron’s amounts to an absurd debate over what Cramer’s stock picking record on the show…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Hedge Funds, Really, really bad calls, Television

Hedge Fund Stars (Parts 1 & 2)

Roundtable Discussion with Fabio Savoldelli of Optima Fund Management, Ken Windheim of Strategic Fixed Income, and Pierre Villeneuve of Mapleridge Capital (In Focus)

Part 1

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Part 2

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Part 3

Bloomberg, February 04, 2009

Category: Hedge Funds, Trading, Video

Hedge Fund Falloff

via NYT > Source: Hedge Funds, Unhinged LOUISE STORY NYT, January 17, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/business/18hedge.html

Category: Digital Media, Hedge Funds, Trading

No, Madoff Never Turned Down Money

Part of the story about the Madoff Ponzi scheme was that Madoff created this elusive, difficult-to-become-a-member club. The exclusivity and rejections made membership all the more desirable to greedy investors. That actually is turning out to be somewhat of a myth. There is much more to his canny trick of rejecting investors than initially meets…Read More

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing, Legal, Really, really bad calls, Regulation