Saturday, June 19, 2010

A short guide to the history Hedge Funds

The Wall Street Journal recently published a great article on the history of the hedge fund industry. This is a must read for hedge fund enthusiasts, industry job seekers and hedge fund investors. Enjoy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Global Macro Hedge Funds

I find Global Macro hedge funds to be very fascinating, as they tend to make large bets on macro economic themes. When hedge funds most commonly only invest in equity and debt securities, macro funds invest in a wide array of securities across all asset classes. Amazingly, a number of macro funds never invest in equities.

Here is a recent article about some major macro investors. My favorite is Brevan Howard. Its pretty incredible how they are able to achieve high returns with such a large asset base ($20bn+):

For a list of top global macro hedge funds, including George Soros, as well as a definition on how they invest, check out:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hedge Fund Hires

Lot's of big name hedge funds keep hiring top talent. Here is an article that highlights recent hires made by Shumway Capital, Southpaw Asset Management, BlueCrest (which seems to be on a hiring binge), Highland Capital, and GAM.