Posts filed under “Hedge Funds”

Hedge Fund Dysfunction Syndrome


Ron Burgundy says: Stay classy, Businessweek!




Why Hedge Funds’ Glory Days May Be Gone for Good
By Sheelah Kolhatkar
BusinessWeek, July 11, 2013

Category: Financial Press, Hedge Funds

How Gold Lost Its Luster, How the All-Weather Fund Got Wet, and Other Just-So Stories John Mauldin July 3, 2013     We have not revisited the topic of gold in Outside the Box recently, mostly due to the fact that nearly everything I read on the subject is derivative of what I have been…Read More

Category: Gold & Precious Metals, Hedge Funds, Think Tank

The Other Zulauf . . .

In 2010, I did an extensive interview with Felix Zulauf. He and his son, Roman, are launching a new hedge fund. Joe Dedona, head trader at our Institutional Desk, sat down with Roman for this interview: ~~~ Roman Zulauf is Co-CIO of Vicenda Asset Management, an alternative asset management company based in Zug, Switzerland.  We…Read More

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing, Markets, Think Tank

Possible versus Probable

Its Friday, and has become my wont, this is the day of the week I like to kick back, wax philosophical about various thoughts kicking about me noggin. One of the things that I have been noticing of late is the way so many people seem to confuse facts with forecasts. Twitter is rife with…Read More

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing, Mathematics, Philosophy, Venture Capital

Bad Chart: Hedge Funds’ Long Term Gains

Click to enlarge Source: Moneybeat   I have been in the midst of a big research project that has led to me looking askance at the claims and long term returns of hedge funds. It began with the research I did for Romancing Alpha, Forsaking Beta, and has led to other interesting places. But as…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Hedge Funds, Investing

Romancing Alpha, Forsaking Beta

Below is my presentation: The High Cost of Neuro-Financial Errors: How Cognitive Bias and Performance Chasing leads to Investing Failures at the Trustee Leadership Forum for Retirement Security conference at the Kennedy School, Harvard University June 10, 2013.     Cambridge is simply lovely . . .

Category: Hedge Funds, Investing, Psychology

How Alternative Investments Are ‘Misperception’

The hype surrounding alternatives, such as hedge funds, comes too heavily from those collecting fees from the asset class–and many institutional investors are being fooled, according to Jay Youngdahl, a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Initiative for Responsible Investment and a health plan trustee.

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February 14, 2013

Category: Hedge Funds, Video

Why Do You Want To Be A Hedge Fund Investor?

A hedge fund for you and me? The best move is to take a pass Barry Ritholtz Washington Post May 24 2013     Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs Asset Management announced that it would launch a new mutual fund that — apparently — will bring the joy of hedge fund investing to the masses….Read More

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

Risk Aversion Puts Hedge Funds Behind S&P 500

Click to enlarge Source: Bloomberg     from David Wilson of Bloomberg via the terminal: Hedge funds are paying a price for being too hesitant to buy stocks in the midst of a four-year bull market, according to Barry Ritholtz, FusionIQ’s chief executive officer. As the CHART OF THE DAY shows, Hedge Fund Research Inc.’s…Read More

Category: Hedge Funds, Psychology

Hedge Funds on Sale: Only $1,000 to Join

On today’s “Chart Attack,” Fusion IQ CEO and Director of Research Barry Ritholtz and Bloomberg’s Adam Johnson look at hedge fund performance on Bloomberg

The Mirage of Hedge Funds

(Source: Bloomberg, May 29, 2013) 4:51


Fusion IQ’s Barry Ritholz and Bloomberg’s Jason Kelly discuss investing in hedge funds with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”

Hedge Funds on Sale: Only $1,000 to Join

(Source: Bloomberg, May 29, 2013) 6:09

Category: Hedge Funds, Media, Video