Bear Wants Manager Of Bad Hedge Funds To Stay

Dec 3 2007 | 1:30pm ET

He has cost Bear Stearns a bucketful of money and a sizeable portion of its reputation, but the firm is still reluctant to let Ralph Cioffi go.

Cioffi, who headed the two Bear hedge funds that collapsed amid bad bets on subprime-mortgage linked securities this summer, has been trying to put together a new credit hedge fund. But Bear is trying to keep Cioffi—now serving as a consultant to the firm—in the fold, the New York Post reports, dangling his large amount of restricted stock to influence him.

According to the Post, Cioffi had been putting together a $150 million to $250 million distressed credit fund. The tabloid reports that several of his former clients had expressed an interest in investing with him, in spite of the near-total losses of the Bear Stearns High-Grade Structured Credit and High-Grade Structured Credit Enhanced Leverage funds.


In Depth

JOBS Act Propels Real-Estate Crowdfunding Platform

Oct 21 2014 | 2:57am ET

If D.J. Paul were a real estate development, he would be described as “multi-use...

Lifestyle

Strippers Accused Of Robbing Hedge-Fund Manager Face Jail

Oct 20 2014 | 9:20am ET

A group of alleged stripper-thieves—whose victims include a hedge-fund manager...

Guest Contributor

PAAMCO: European Equity Exposure - Challenging Year, But All is Not Lost

Oct 16 2014 | 4:12am ET

European equity hedge fund managers have had a tough time so far this year. The...

 

Videos

Editor's Note

    Must Attend Hedge Fund Charity Events For October

    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…

 

Futures Magazine

October 2014 Cover

Deeply flawed risk benchmark

Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...

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.