'Journal' Editor Joins New Hedge Fund

Oct 28 2013 | 9:47am ET

Jim Oberman has gone from reporting the news to becoming it.

The Wall Street Journal news editor has left the newspaper to join Aravt Global, a new hedge fund expected to debut next year. Oberman will serve as a research analyst at the hedge fund.

New York-based Aravt is the brainchild of Yen Liow, a former portfolio manager at Ziff Brothers Investments. The new firm will employ a long/short equity strategy.

"I have tremendously enjoyed working with such a great group of reporters and editors. This is not an easy place for me to leave," Oberman wrote in an announcement to colleagues on Friday, his last day. "When the next big breaking news story happens I'm sure I will have withdrawal symptoms; no more adrenal rush of getting to the key players before any other news organization!"

Oberman spent four-and-a-half years at the Journal, including the past four months as news editor for research and data. But his long career in journalism has included stops at The New York Times, Time magazine, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.


In Depth

GSAM's Papagiannis: Liquid Alternatives For The Long Run

Apr 21 2017 | 8:44pm ET

Interest in liquid alternatives cooled a bit last year amid a broad shift in investor...

Lifestyle

Aston Martin Returns To Debt Market As DB11 Drives Turnaround

Mar 31 2017 | 5:21pm ET

James Bond’s preferred carmaker is returning to the public debt markets for the...

Guest Contributor

Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom (Part II)

Apr 17 2017 | 5:56pm ET

The alternative investment industry is currently replete with buzzwords around data...

 

From the current issue of