The end of summer has been déjà vu for many
quantitative hedge funds. After last summer's subprime meltdown
decimated the returns of quant funds across the board, most
rebounded during the past year. Once again, however, July and
August proved less than pleasant for many quants, this time
because of the unwinding of what has been dubbed the "Fed
For much of the past year, many quant funds have...