Monday, 20 October 2014
Last updated 4 min ago
Feb 8 2008 | 11:06am ET
Hedge fund GSO Capital Partners has nabbed a team of asset-backed traders from Brevan Howard Asset Management.
Najib Canaan—formerly head of asset-backed securities at London-based Brevan Howard—joined New York-based GSO this week. He and his team will focus on mortgages and bonds burned by the credit crunch.
Canaan is no stranger to his new bosses: He worked alongside them at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette. Prior to joining Brevan Howard last year, Canaan also worked at Nomura Holdings, where he was head of U.S. fixed-income trading.
GSO manages some $10 billion. Private equity giant The Blackstone Group agreed to buy the firm last month for almost $1 billion.
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…
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 ...