Thursday, 2 October 2014
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May 9 2012 | 12:39pm ET
Last night was all smiles and champagne as participants of the SALT Conference gathered in Las Vegas to kick off the must-attend hedge fund event of the year. The mood however, was decidedly different this morning as the first panel got underway to discuss the future of the global economy.
Everyone’s favorite predictor of doom and gloom—renowned economist Nouriel Roubini—was in top form. He described Europe as “a slow motion train wreck,” said the U.S. was in “fiscal drag” and that “emerging markets were slowing down.” And if that wasn’t bad enough, he predicted that, within a year, the United States and Israel would embark on a military conflict against Iran. These factors, he said, will “lead to a perfect storm” for the global economy. Well, we all know what happened to the Andrea Gail.
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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