By Michelle Celarier
Hedge funds are getting a lot of public attention these
days, in such disparate venues as a panel discussion in
downtown New York City and a televised Democratic presidential
candidates debate. The questions go like this: Are hedge funds
evil? (Answer: no.) Do hedge funds make America a better place?
Hedge funds apper to be reeling from all this unwanted
attention. Consider the fact that Oaktree Capital Management
recently decided to raise money via a private placement,
instead of following the path of Fortress Investment Group,
which offered shares to...