Hedge Funds Performance

Preserving capital at Carlson

by

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