Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Oct 1 2010 | 3:38am ET
Among the casualties of D.E. Shaw’s massive round of layoffs this week is the hedge fund’s venture capital group.
The New York-based firm has cut all but three of its VC staffers, Fortune reports. Those that remain—including group head Alex Wong—will manage the venture portfolio. They will also be able to make follow-on investments, if necessary.
Wong and his (much smaller) group aren’t giving up on new investments, and are seeking new funding sources, according to the magazine. But it’s not clear whether D.E. Shaw would participate in such a venture.
The firm decided to do away with new venture capital investments as it struggles to make do with much, much less: D.E. Shaw’s assets under management have declined by almost half in the past three years.
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…
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