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Jun 12 2013 | 9:39am ET
The hedge fund industry couldn't be more different from baseball—and that's a good thing, according to Julian Robertson.
"Hedge funds are the antithesis of baseball. In baseball, you can hit 40 home runs on a single-A-league team and never get paid a thing," he told Forbes Magazine. "But in a hedge fund, you get paid on your batting average. So you go to the worst league you can find, where there's the least competition."
Robertson said that has been his guiding principle, "buying into forgotten markets."
"I suppose if I were younger, I would be investing in Africa," Robertson said.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.