If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Attached/linked please find And That’s The Week That Was…the Brounes & Associates market/economic commentary for the week ended September 28, 2007.
Has the world turned upside down (or right-side up)? Suddenly what’s bad seems to be good. What’s positive seems […]
12:15 pm: Clint Carlson opens the conference with some thoughts … Take aways from this conference should be that the term “hedge fund” is a misnomer. It is non-descriptive and includes a variety of operations – not all of them hedged. Although the media likes to use the term, it does not really serve the industry well.
Also, Clint does not believe […]
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Criticism of the hedge fund industry is nothing new. We’ve seen it plenty before … remember LTCM, the Asian crisis, the Flowers Fund, the Manhattan fund to name a few? Yet, this time around, the criticism is more nasty and hyperbolic. The industry needs a voice to counter the ridiculous and inflamatory claims made by […]
Hedge Fund Launch readers, please feel free to send us information on any questionable investment ‘opportunities’ that come across your desk and we will be happy to review them and discuss them on our blog.
This post is the first in a new ongoing series that will highlight what we perceive as potential fraudulent situations in the […]
Cliché alert! The only certain things in life are death and taxes. I have to disagree to some extent with the taxes part until we get a verdict on how my carried interest is getting taxed. The death part on the other hand seems more certain these days within the hedge fund ranks. Without naming […]
Attached/linked please find And That’s The Week That Was…the Brounes & Associates market/economic commentary for the week ended September 21, 2007. Circle October 31 on your calendars. That’s the day we next find out whether Bernanke and friends with provide a “trick” or a “treat” when it comes to future monetary policy. The ink was […]
Although the New York Post refers to Timothy (”Timmay”) Sykes as a “hedge king,” I would hardly describe him that way. In fact, aside from the humous value to this episode (which I am about to describe) there is an object lesson here - but let me set the stage first.
Timothy Sykes is a “self styled” hedge […]
Gotta Love the Marketing Guys.
It seems 130/30 funds are all the rage these days. The concept is pretty straight forward - a long short equity fund with 130% long exposure and 30% short exposure. It’s really tailor made for institutions in that the 130/30 part is a guideline that plan sponsors and their consultants can […]
Stuart Sugarman, alleged hedge fund manager and investment banker with Sunrise Financial Group, is now out of the Lenox Hill hospital — and he’s not happy (despite his photo where he is brandishing flowers). His alleged assailant, Christopher Carter, a broker with Maxim Investment Group has only been charged with a misdemeanor.
Fuming, Sugarman is quoted as […]
I reported back after my attendance at Gnomedex in August that the social media phenomenon is already changing the way people do business. This announcement reported by Reuters today is evidence that it is, in fact, happening:
Facebook and Accel (their primary VC firm) announced that they will launch a new fund, investing in companies that build applications on the Facebook technology. It seems that Facebook is moving beyond being simply […]