Hedge Fund Founder Takes ‘Columbia Journalism Review’ Post

Dec 22 2010 | 11:01pm ET

Forced to shutter his hedge fund in the face of mounting redemptions last year, Alson Capital Partners founder Neil Barsky is returning to his first love.

Barsky has been named chairman of the board of overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review. Barsky managed Alson from 2000 through last year, by which time the fund had shrunk from $3.5 billion to $800 million. At the time, he said he would probably “never again manage another hedge fund.”

Instead, the former Wall Street Journal real-estate reporter will help look after the CJR, which hired its first full-time publisher this year and plans to hire a director of development. CJR editor Mike Hoyt noted, “journalism reviews are not the most lucrative enterprises around.”

Barsky is a 1984 graduate of the Columbia University’s prestigious Graduate School of Journalism.


In Depth

Why Ponzi Schemes Work: An In-Depth Look At The Allen Stanford Fraud

Dec 21 2014 | 10:30am ET

Texan Allen Stanford first appeared on the radars of financial regulators in 1997...

Lifestyle

Expert Says Scale Of Baillon Classic Car Find Rare

Dec 29 2014 | 3:40am ET

Forget about hedge funds, buying rare, classic cars could be called the ultimate...

Guest Contributor

EidoSearch’s Top Three Market Projections For 2015

Dec 23 2014 | 4:03am ET

It is that time of year again when prognosticators make their big market calls for...

 

Sponsored Content

Editor's Note

    Guidelines for Guest Articles

    Oct 22 2014 | 9:46am ET

    We are always looking for guest articles from hedge fund managers and buy-side firms.

    If you are interested in submitting a contributed piece for possible publication on FINalternatives, please take a look at the specs. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

December 2014 Cover

Futures 2014 person of the year

Jeff Sprecher was simply looking for a platform to trade energies when launching ICE 14 years ago but it has grown to reach the pinnacle of both the listed futures and equities world.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

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.