Journal Reporter Leaves For Hedge Fund Job

Aug 13 2008 | 1:00am ET

The hedge fund industry pays better than journalism, and so another veteran reporter has fled for greener pastures.

Karen Richardson, erstwhile reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, has taken a job as a research analyst for Greenwich, Conn.-based Plainfield Asset Management, Hedge Fund Net reports.

Richardson’s move comes just after that of Dane Hamilton, the former hedge fund reporter for Reuters, who went to work for Carl Icahn. Unlike Richardson, Hamilton will remain a reporter, contributing pieces to Icahn’s blog.

Plainfield manages some $4.8 billion.


In Depth

Debunking Conventional Investment Wisdom

Feb 8 2017 | 3:22pm ET

Due diligence in the hedge fund world has long involved some combination of the...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

iCapital Network: The Trump Effect On Direct Lending

Feb 23 2017 | 4:21pm ET

The arrival of the Trump Administration has raised questions among private debt...

 

From the current issue of