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HIgh fee, illiquid funds have paid off for their managers, but not for pension funds? I'm shocked. Shocked. -> You know you needed this: Metal bands per 100,000 people around the world – -> Refuting the Samuelson conjecture: Why China’s growth is good news for western countries – -> World-record single storm [...]
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Public Pension Managers Rethink Hedge Fund Ties

Business & Finance : DealBook (6 years ago)

From New York to California, public pension funds staked billions in good times on the highest of Wall Street high rollers: hedge fund managers and corporate buyout specialists. But for many of these pension funds - and the millions... Read Post

Meet A.W. Jones: The Anti-Nazi Spy And Journalist Who Started The First Hedge Fund In The World

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (2 years ago)

Back in 1949 Alfred Winslow Jones dubbed his new $100,000 investment venture a "hedged fund." At the time, there was no such thing as a performance fee or a net asset value. Jones' key insight was that a fund manager could balance h... Read Post

Carried Interest Tax Break Costs The Government Billions, Is A Gift To Financiers: The New Yorker

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (5 years ago)

In a typical private-equity fund, the managers get paid two per cent of assets as a regular fee, plus twenty per cent of the fund's... Read Post

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