Ackman Said to Plan Public Hedge Fund in London One of Wall Street’s boldest investors, the billionaire hedge fund manager William A. Ackman, is building an unusual multibillion-dollar war chest. While hedge funds typically raise funds privately, the founder of the $13 billion Pershing Square Capital Management is planning to tap the public stock market. Mr…. Read more »
I recently attended a hedge fund conference. In a sign of the times the format was a half day and presented in an austere, no frills environment…coincidentally the same room where I was married but that is a subject for another day.
How Pension Placement Agent Exploited Political Ties (Update1) – Bloomberg.com. May 18, 2009 Kudos to Bloomberg to an excellent review of where we are with the placement agent model and the use of the politically connected to make introductions. – Apparently the well-connected politically – democrats mostly – have spent their time in… Read more »