If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I have had the pleasure of meeting Tim Ferriss, author of the NYT best seller The 4 Hour Work Week, on a number of occaisons. Each time I came away impressed. Not only is Tim an approachable, humble guy, but […]
May 13, 2008 | 3 Comments
An interesting article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal pointed out that some hedge fund managers who start up and fail have an easier time raising capital than those who never attract such attention. In particular, the article highlights the rise and fall of Jeff Larson and his Sowood Capital Management firm.
So, let me get this straight … […]
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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 […]
This is the last tip in our five part series on effectively evaluating hedge fund marketers.
What other business interests are they engaged in?
Ask for a description of the range of business activities in which the firm, and all affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies are involved. The answers could be very telling and alert you to possible conflicts […]
My mind is still reeling! On the surface it might seem kind of strange that a hedge fund guy attended one of the largest, most well known blogger conferences in the world this weekend: Gnomedex which is run by Chris Pirillo and his lovely wife Ponzi. The reason a hedge fund guy would attend a […]
This is the fourth part of our series of five questions every hedge fund manager should ask third party marketers/sales agents.
Registrations - does the sales agent have any? Find out what registrations the firm and its officers may hold. Are any of the officers a registered investment advisor, commodity trading advisor, is the firm a broker-dealer, etc? […]
This next installment in our series about how to evaluate a third party marketing firm before signing on with them has been mentioned before, but sometimes the simplest of questions can be the most enlightening:
Staff employees - who are they? Find out how long they have worked for the firm, and if possible, go back […]
Here is the second question in our series of questions every hedge fund manager should ask a third party marketer before signing on with them. This is a simple one and possibly one that is overlooked because it is just that …
Request a list of any officers, directors, or management personnel who have left in the past two […]