Absolute Return staff picks its favorite 10 stories of 2013
By Josh Friedlander
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Prison planning, flack finding, and credit crunching were just some of the topics explored this year.
Tiger short star Goshen crushed in rising
Sudden losses show MBS no longer a free
Chris Burn's persistently gloomy view of the global economy
extracted a heavy toll.
Some of the hedge fund industry's most lauded recent success
stories met with starkly different results earlier this year.
Sard Verbinnen tops PR Ranking as more hedge funds
The JOBS Act has not (or not yet) radically altered fundraising
methods, as many had predicted, but an increasing number of the
largest hedge funds are employing external communications
agencies, this exclusive research shows.
Absent mega launches, new funds fall short in first
Just six months after the best year of fundraising since before
the financial crisis, the new launch environment in the
Ten Years of Absolute Return (2003-2013)
In celebrating our anniversary, Absolute Return
considered major changes to the leadership of the industry,
including a look back on the
10 biggest firms in 2003 and how
today's 10 largest firms climbed to the top.
Helping hedge funders cope with
A Q&A with the director of Greenwich-based Progressive
Prison Project; "a rich beautiful experience in a very stark
and barren place."
The pastoral, the avalanche, and the
Written for Absolute Return by Whitebox's Andrew
Redleaf, this pithy analysis remains a vital guide for
conceptualizing the risks associated with the failure of bonds
to fulfill their central function: stability.
2013 Investor Outlook
Hedge fund picks from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Creek, PineBridge,
SkyBridge, Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan and others.
Billion Dollar Club: Adage, AQR, J.P. Morgan excel at
asset arms race
The largest group of firms in the history of the survey, and
they are close to overcoming the industry's peak assets.
And for fun:
You'll never get married working for a hedge
Hedge funders on the search for alpha may be ignoring eros.
See also: Our favorite 10 stories of 2012