Unstructured Finance

UF Weekend Reads

April 14, 2012

A beautiful spring day in the NYC metro area. Let’s Go Mets! Here’s this weekend’s stories courtesy of Sam Forgione.

UF Weekend Reads

March 31, 2012

Don’t get pranked tomorrow. Remember, it’s April Fool’s Day. Here are the latest Weekend Reads as selected by Sam Forgione.

UF’s Weekend Reads

March 24, 2012

Here is the latest edition of Weekend Reads courtesy of Sam Forgione. Enjoy.

 

From Barron’s:

The managers of hedge fund Cassiopeia are teaching a lesson or two on trading volatility.

UF’s Weekend Reads

March 17, 2012

Here is Sam Forgione’s suggested weekend reads. Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone. The calendar says March but it feels like mid-May in NYC.

At Hedge Fund Gala, Hedge Funds MIA

March 3, 2012

By Katya Wachtel

The classic Wall Street haunt Cipriani, where Hedge Fund Cares held its annual children charity gala on Thursday night, was noticeably devoid of any people who work for hedge funds.

Gordon Gekko’s Perfect Hedge

February 29, 2012

By Matthew Goldstein and Jennifer Ablan

It’s not every day a public service announcement, much less one for the FBI, makes national headlines. Then again, it’s not every day that Michael Douglas reprises his Gordon Gekko role to make a pitch for informants to come forward and help law enforcement smoke out insider traders.

Hedge funds try to hook up with pension funds

January 24, 2012

by Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Katya Wachtel

In investing, as in life,  it is critical to find the right partner.

On Tuesday in Boca Raton, big hedge funds including Tudor Investment Corp., Marathon Asset Management and York Capital, as well as smaller rivals like Voltan Capital Management and Titan Capital Group crowded into a large conference room for the hedge fund industry’s version of speed dating.

Hedge fund faithful descend on Boca Raton

January 23, 2012

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Katya Wachtel

Balmy temperatures and sunny skies greeted hedge fund industry managers, investors and lawyers as they gathered in Boca Raton, Florida, for 2012′s first prominent industry conference.

For one Level Global founder, the party is over

January 19, 2012

By Katya Wachtel

For the two founders of FBI-raided and since-shuttered hedge fund firm Level Global, life could not be more different.

The new guy sitting at Steve Cohen’s side

January 5, 2012

By Matthew Goldstein

SAC Capital industrials trader Charles Simonian is getting a new job–one that’s very close to Steve Cohen.