Preserving capital at Carlson
Thu Oct 30, 2008
While many hedge funds are flailing, Clint Carlson’s conservative approach has left his firm relatively unscathed.
While many hedge funds are flailing, Clint Carlson's
conservative approach has left his firm relatively unscathed By
Britt Erica Tunick The 16th-floor glass-walled corner office of
Carlson Capital's Dallas headquarters provides simultaneous
views of the cifty's serene skyline and the firm's hectic
trading floor. The room houses all the industry plaques, family
photos and towering bookshelves expected in the office of the
president, chief investment officer and namesake of a
multibillion-dollar hedge fund firm. What it doesn't house is
Clint Carlson, who on the day of the firm's 15th anniversary
was sitting roughly 10 feet away in front of a multimonitor
computer on the trading floor - just as he has every day since
he started the firm.
With Carlson Capital's anniversary coming on October 1, 2008,
when the markets continued to mimic a runaway roller coaster,
that's exactly where he needed to be. "I've been asked for 15
years what keeps...
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