I believe it was the American writer HL Menken who once said you will never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. A statement that is probably a bit harsh on the Yanks but one that can definitely be applied to those who invest in hedge funds. 2013 was another great year for…Details
They forgot to mention – a massive wealth transference device where the proprietors of the fund get rich whilst the fund stakeholders get a return less than they could have got by simply buying an index fund. Did I miss anything out? What is a Hedge Fund Infographic from HedgeFundFundamentalsDetails
Forbes has just releases its list of top earners for last year. I have snipped out the top 10 below and the full list can be found here.
I subscribe to an online newsletter All About Alpha that looks at alternative investment and like most of these online newsletters they seem to be cheerleaders for the hedge fund sector. So it was with some interest that I scanned the article 10 Top Hedge Fund Industry Trends for 2014 – interestingly not one of the…Details
Following on from yesterdays piece on the remarkable underperformance of the hedge fund sector I thought it would be interesting to compare the compensation hedge fund managers pay themselves compared to a few other highly paid industries. To put my little league table into context I thought it would be nifty to graph them to…Details
Weasel word excuse – “It has been difficult for hedge funds on the short side,” said Nick Markola, head of research at Fieldpoint Private, a $3.5 billion Greenwich, Connecticut-based private bank and wealth-advisory firm. “Funds were defensively positioned. Central bank action did bode well for equities and made for a more challenging environment for hedge funds.” Drunkenmiller…Details
I came across this wonderfully sycophantic piece the other day and would have posted it earlier but I was looking for some figures from Simon Lacks – The Hedge Fund Mirage The figures I was looking for are From 1998 – 2010 the hedge fund industry took $379 billion in fees whereas investors…Details