Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Last updated 2 hours ago
Sep 2 2010 | 10:48am ET
Hedge fund administrator JD Clark & Co. and its parent, UMB Fund Services, have a lot to crow about. The firm said it enjoyed a “surge” in new clients in the first half, and has added more than 50 new employees to help serve them.
The Milwaukee-based firm, which acquired JD Clark last year, said it added 19 new clients in the first half, among them hedge funds Alpha Beta Capital Partners, Pacificor and Persimmon Capital Management. UMBFS and JD Clark have also hired 40 new associates, as well as 11 more in a newly-acquired managed accounts business.
“I am proud of the growth that UMBFS is experiencing in this difficult economy," said John Zader, CEO of UMBFS. "We have focused on continuing to offer clients the strength, stability, and service culture they need in an environment of provider downsizing and service lapses. That focus resonates well with prospective clients and enables us to maintain a strong base of highly satisfied existing clients.”
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...