By Taylor Pearson, with an introduction by Simon Kerr of Enhance Consulting Introduction This essay has been published on HFI (with permission) not because it mentions two familiar names/brands from the hedge fund industry (Ray Dalio and Bridgewater, and Peter Thiel of Clarium Capital). Rather, a number of constructions that are key to successful […] Read more »
Attaining Performance Excellence In Hedge Funds
By Paul Berry What could a portfolio manager, a neurosurgeon and a military fighter-pilot possibly have in common? Well, they all work in high-performance professions where competition to enter is intense, with few enjoying success. The jobs are highly demanding, often encroaching into one’s personal life and the consequences of failure are significant. Yet […] Read more »
Investing With The Chimp In Mind
By James O’Loughlin, CEO of JOL Consulting When Conn’s Inc. reported its Q2 numbers on September 5 this year, its stock took an immediate beating: down 25% from a recent intra-day high of $69.32 to an interim low of $51.85. Over the following two weeks it slipped further to $47.65, for a total collapse of […] Read more »
Are Hedge Fund Managers with More Than Two Screens More Productive?
By Simon Kerr, Principal of Enhance Consulting I worked with a portfolio manager in the Eighties who got a list of prices over the phone each morning – he did not have a price terminal at all. Today everyone in professional money management roles will have a screen with a price feed (Bloomberg, Reuters etc.), […] Read more »