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It is widely understood that investors pay hedge fund managers to invest money.  A less appreciated, but increasingly common, service provided by hedge fund managers is not investing money.  Is that latter service worth a two percent management fee?  Consider a billion dollar equity long-short hedge fund with a two percent management fee that remained in cash for all of 2008.  The fund would have charged investors $20 million for sitting in cash.  Seems unfair: why should investors pay the manager $20 million when they could leave the same money in the bank more or less for free?  The answer is that a bank is not really a viable ...
open to a limited range of investors that undertakes a wider range of investment and trading activities than traditional long -only investment funds, and that, in general, pays a performance fee to its investment manager . Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of investment it undertakes. Hedge funds, as a class, invest in a broad range of investments including shares , debt and commodities . Some people consider the fund created in 1949 by Alfred Winslow Jones to be the first hedge fund. As the name implies, hedge funds often seek to hedge some of the risks ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Two Proposals and a FAR - The NASPP Blog
With so many proposed, pending, or newly finalized pieces of legislation right now, I feel a little overwhelmed trying to keep up. Fortunately, we have a couple great resources on our site to help me keep it all straight. First, there is the "Cheat Sheet" provided by OnSecurities.com (posted to the Say on Pay portal). There is also this article by Choate, which has a great chart that details the legislation and which parts of corporate governance it impacts. Here are a couple of the latest developments, along with a little newsworthy item that caught my eye. FASB Exposure Draft As I'm sure you are all aware, ... market research, surveys and trends
Do you invest in the fund or in the manager?
Many of our recent posts have touched on various elements of the push and pull between manager and investor.  Certainly, several of our recent comments related to service providers, be they auditors, administrators, or lawyers, have focused on the question of who is the client....Is the client the manager, who hires and fires the service provider, or the investor who pays the bill (or to be technically accurate, 80% of the bill if the fund goes up, with the particular twist of footing 100% of the bill if the fund goes down). We have accumulated a number of observations around this topic over recent weeks and will touch on ... market research, surveys and trends

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Class Action Suit Against Hedge Fund that Invested in Madoff ...
Jul 8, 2009 ... İ2009 The Hedge Fund Law Report. All rights reserved. The definitive source of ... estimated at present to be $184 million, into Madoff-related .... Regardless of the 25 percent test, a hedge fund manager ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
In Turbulent Markets, Hedge Fund Managers Turn to - Hedge Fund
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Report on the Petter's Fraud Scheme - Hed eFund
İ2009 The Hedge Fund Law Report. All rights reserved. The definitive source of actionable intelligence on hedge fund law and regulation. November 12, 2008 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
GAO-08-200 Hedge Funds: Regulators and Market Participants Are ...
Jan 24, 2008 ... highly leveraged hedge fund. The subsequent 1999 report by the .... firm, a hedge fund law firm, trade groups representing hedge funds and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What do you read frequently on the subjects of: hedge funds ...
There are many others, including tons of blogs, but hope this helps you build up your core reading list in private equity and hedge fund land. Best, Peter posted 7 months ago CFA 2, CAIA 2, CMT 1 Candidate see all my answers many options re: hedge funds but the link below is decent, the blog was recently bought out by the CAIA organization... posted 7 months ago It depends upon the position you have within the organization, your experience and the amount of time available. If your primary job is to research then probably tons of blogs, books and articles you can find on PE/ Hedge Funds & Structured Finance. The best way is to ...
Will hedge fund operator John Paulson eventually be named in the ...
If so, what happens to the ongoing deal he has with the government where he and his firm bought failed IndyMac, La Jolla Bank through his One West company? Would he still be able to reap profits if he is convicted for a criminal role in the Morgan Stanley contrivance? 3 months ago Member since: February 02, 2010 Total points: 20970 (Level 6) Badge Image: He won't get convicted on anything, but there will be a huge fine. Paulson Tuesday suggests that some of his clients may have been unnerved by the high-profile case against Goldman, which has raised fears that related charges could be brought against other Wall Street ...