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Icahn Leads 60-Plus Alts. Honchos On Forbes 400

Sep 29 2014 | 1:21pm ET

Times may be tough for hedge fund managers, but you wouldn’t know if from a glance at Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of the richest Americans.

More than one-sixth of the members of the Forbes 400 have ties to the alternative investments industry. And they are once again led by Carl Icahn, whose fortune grew by another 27% to $25.9 billion over the past year.
 

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Same Strategy, New Venture For Millennium Partners Vet Aksman

Sep 30 2014 | 1:23pm ET

Michael Aksman's New York-based Equities Global Analytics employs a short-term statistical arbitrage strategy he's run for 13 years, but the firm is now running a $5 million pilot trading project designed to reach a new group of quantitative investors.

Einhorn’s Taste For Bagels Proves Profitable

Sep 30 2014 | 12:27pm ET

A decade-long bet on a bagel company has finally paid off for Greenlight Capital.

UBS Hedge Fund Adds Credit Suisse Quant

Sep 30 2014 | 12:26pm ET

UBS’ internal hedge-fund unit has hired a quantitative credit manager.

Chelsea Clinton, Hedge Fund Manager Welcome First Child

Sep 30 2014 | 12:24pm ET

The birth of a hedge fund manager’s first child isn’t usually noteworthy. But Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky isn’t just a hedge-fund manager’s first child—she’s also the first grandchild of a former president and a possible future president.

Patwari Joins TA Associates

Sep 30 2014 | 7:50am ET

Naresh Patwari has joined Boston and Mumbai-based private equity firm TA Associates.

Hedge Funds Outperform S&P 500

Sep 29 2014 | 11:32am ET

Hedge funds outperformed the S&P 500 during the week ending September 24, losing 0.1% to the broader market's 0.16% loss, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hedge Fund Monitor.

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High Time For A Cannabis Hedge Fund?

Sep 30 2014 | 7:07am ET

Launching a hedge fund is always a gamble, but Leslie Bocskor's decision to launch one focused on the legal cannabis space actually began with a trip to the casino.

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Editor's Note

    Must Attend Hedge Fund Charity Events For October

    Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET

    The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…

 

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The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.