CalPERS Resizes Hedge Fund Program On The Back Of Power Shift

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   CalPERs, the largest defined benefit plan in the United States, has been a thought leader in the use of hedge funds for investing institutions, but no more. Changes to the power structure within the Retirement System have led to a reversal of the attitude towards investing […] Read more »

The Hedge Fund HOT 100 2014

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    By Staff Writers of Hedge Fund Insight, led by Simon Kerr   Welcome to the second edition of The Hedge Fund Hot 100. As last year the aim is to capture what is emerging and trending and growing in the hedge fund industry. The absolute is interesting, and it is covered elsewhere in […] Read more »

Corporate Governance Is More Than A Tool To Today’s Activist Investors

From Activist Insight Traditional activists were essentially value investors, but that profile might be changing. For example,  Carl Icahn has long championed the interests of shareholders. Yet even many who had watched him for years were surprised by the vehemence of his Wall Street Journal Op-ed after withdrawing from the shareholder vote on Dell’s leveraged […] Read more »