Hedge Funds

Former NYPD head opens funds spying facility


A company run by Howard Safir, a former New York City Police Commissioner, is offering hedge funds the kind of research that agents at the Central Intelligence Agency would expect to get on their desks - not portfolio managers.

Howard Safir

Such is the groundbreaking work being done at New York City-based security group Safir Rosetti. Safir, who was the only NYPD commissioner to also have served as head of the nation's largest fire department, is making the rounds of hedge fund managers.

Safir's shop has been around since 2002, providing cutting edge analysis for more traditional