Saturday, 1 November 2014
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Feb 27 2008 | 8:04am ET
When it comes to the presidential race, hedge funds are doing what they do best: hedging. Last year, the industry clearly favored then-Democratic frontrunner Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) over Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), giving the former $681,250 to the latter’s $552,374.
But in January, in the wake of Obama’s primary victories in Iowa and South Carolina, hedge fund money took a big turn, with $50,450 donated to Obama, and just $18,800 to Clinton.
Even Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, bested her among hedge funds, raising $26,400 in January after accruing just $116,550 in hedge fund cash all of last year.
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…
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