| June 24, 2015
| June 22, 2015
The cornerstone of hedge fund investing is due-diligence. Over the years investors have missed blatant red flags that are obvious to experienced hedge fund investors. Apply these 8 tips to your due-diligence process to help sort through the weeds and avoid potentially fatal losses:
| May 19, 2015
#9. Neglecting PR Opportunities — Despite the JOBs Act and the loosening of ‘mass solicitation’ rules, most hedge funds are still so terrified of the SEC that they will do anything in their power to ignore perfectly legal PR opps. Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, was recently featured on the cover of Absolute-Return Magazine, giving an exclusive interview. If done correctly (ie: legally), TV appearances, magazine articles, and speeches can be a great boost to credibility.
| July 15, 2014
Investors likely get 75+ hedge fund investor letters per month. How do you get your letter to the top of the stack?
Fortunately, it’s not as hard as you might think. Your competition is severely deficient in 2 key areas:
Years ago I had the pleasure of sitting in the shortest meeting of my life between a hedge fund manager and an investor. The manager represented a well-known algorithmic trading firm. After the standard awkward quant-manager introduction and shmoozing effort, the investor began asking questions about the investment process. The manager gave several vague answers, much to the frustration of the investor.