The Blog!

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The Blog! is HEDGEAnswer’s weekly column that provides color and commentary on the hedge fund industry, the economy, politics, and other topics of interest.

Daniel Strachman riffs on all the subjects ranging from how money is managed and due diligence to the nerve of restaurants charging for refills of iced tea and corporate America’s attempt to fee its customers to death.

 

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The Sessions aim to educate investors, advisors, brokers and enthusiasts about how money is managed (Strategy) and offer advice on new regulation, guidance on marketing and compliance and answer your questions about how to launch, build and grow a successful hedge fund business (Launch). Both are virtual teleconferences that offer real-time participation and podcast download.

It must be the Kavorka

July 19, 2017

Well, it’s happened again: I’ve been refused entrance to an industry cocktail party. I just got a random email notifying me that I was “declined to attend” a welcome party for a conference in Newport later this month. I do know who the hosts of the party are and I guess they are concerned that I will…

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Hedge funds are not dead yet

June 4, 2017

The news last week that legendary trader Steve Cohen is working on launching a massive new fund is not only welcome but long expected. Cohen is clearly one of the sharpest tools in the shed when it comes to managing money. He’s able to provide investors with exactly what they are looking for — true…

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More then a bit salty

May 22, 2017

Last week’s ninth annual SALT Conference in Las Vegas was quite a show. Once again the folks at Skybridge showed the world how to put together a star-filled program of substance and entertainment. SALT is unique, as it gathers managers, investors, politicians, service providers and entertainers from across the globe to discuss relevant issues and…

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Who is abandoning ship?

May 13, 2017

The world was shocked, shocked, I write, that according to Bloomberg, hedge fund investors are abandoning fund managers because of “high fees” and “poor returns.” My question is simple: Isn’t it an investor’s job to get out of poorly performing investments? Why is this news? I really don’t get it. As I wrote last week,…

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Do not believe the hype

May 5, 2017

Loyal readers have read these words before and, unfortunately, I need to write them again: The demise of the hedge fund industry has been greatly overrated.  Mark my words, dear readers, the hedge fund industry is here to stay. No matter how hard the industry is thrashed by the popular press, by the nutty senator…

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