Thursday, 2 October 2014
Last updated 22 min ago
Dec 11 2006 | 10:31am ET
Yes, Goldman Sachs has hired a slew of Amaranth Advisers traders to help boost its waning hedge fund performance. No, none of them is named Brian Hunter.
In fact, none had anything to do with the disastrous natural gas trades made by Hunter that sent Amaranth into oblivion. Nor did any share Hunter’s Calgary, Alberta, office. Instead, in a year in which its flagship Global Alpha Fund has taken a nasty 12% tumble, Goldman Sachs Asset Management has scooped up Gregg Felton’s 17-member debt investment team to set up a credit trading group.
Fixed-income funds are a growing sector of the nearly $2 trillion hedge fund industry. GSAM plans to seed the New York- and Singapore-based trading team’s new fund with its own capital before opening it to outside investors next 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…
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…
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