Holiday Reading for Traders & Investors

By Stephen Hoad, CEO of The Stop Hunter   With summer holiday season fast approaching and the question that you keep asking yourself that just wont go away – no not will England go all the way in this years World Cup, but the more important question – ‘what books should I take with me to […] Read more »

Algo Selection at Quantopian

By Dr. Jess Stauth*, Quantopian’s Managing Director on the Investment Team, transcribed by HFI   Quantopian is a Boston-based company that has created a crowd-sourced hedge fund by facilitating freelance quantitative analysts to develop and test trading algorithms. The firm licenses the best algorithms to buy and sell securities. Quantopian is backed by venture capital firm […] Read more »

Quotation of the Day from Steve Cohen of Point72

“But the markets are different today—you don’t necessarily have to sit in front of the screens as much anymore, because a lot of time during the day markets are just meandering around. Actually I think the most important part of the day is the last hour of the day. But there’s times during the day […] Read more »

Hedge Funds to Private Investment Offices – More than a Tendency, less than a Trend

By Bijesh Amin, Co-founder and managing director, Indus Valley Partners   Recently several high-profile hedge fund managers, Michael Platt of BlueCrest Capital, Scott Bommer of SAB Capital and Steve Cohen of SAC Capital (now Point 72),  have decided to hand back investor capital either due to hassles over regulation and investor over-reach ( i.e. the […] Read more »

America’s Richest Hedge Fund Managers

From Forbes America’s Richest Hedge Fund Managers       Read more »

The Dangers of Mixing the Functions in a Hedge Fund Management Company

In an in-depth due diligence questionnaire of a hedge fund manager there is often a question about the outside business interests of the principals. For an organisation with a broad team of decision makers managing investments this is less of a concern. To the extent that there is a single presiding talent who sets the […] Read more »

Ari Kiev and the Trader Trainers

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of HFI I’m sad to record that Ari Kiev died this week – you can find an obituary in The New York Times. Ari Kiev was a psychiatrist with interests in several areas including depression and suicide. He applied his knowledge and techniques to new fields including working with top tier […] Read more »