• Banks, Fed, Hedge Funds, History, LTCM

    September: Good For LD Fans, Bad For 99% of the People Who Read This Site

    As all of you know—or should know, and if you don’t: educated yourselves—September has a reputation for being the worst month of the year. (Do you like when I write “Dear Reader” statements such as that last one, wherein I pretend that I’m using my 20+ years of experience to teach you people, who work […]

    / Sep 4, 2007 at 10:55 AM
  • Hedge Funds, LTCM

    LTCM II: Rise of the Machines

    Three old LTCM employees, including co-founder Eric Rosenfeld, are opening Quantitative Alternatives LLC. Rosenfeld left Paloma Partners and teamed up with Robert Shustak of Strategic Value Partners and Bruce Wilson of Quantitative Financial Strategies to start the new Rye Brook, NY based fund. The three united in a giant quantgasm and devised a simple strategy […]

    / May 10, 2007 at 12:01 PM
  • Amaranth, Companies, Hedge Funds, LTCM, Microsoft, Warren Buffett

    How Bill Gates Made Long Term Capital Management’s Meltdown Worse

    We can’t believe that this is the first time we’ve ever heard this story. The basics are known to everyone. Long Term Capital Management, the now infamous hedge fund started by the real-life characters from Michael Lewis’s Liar’s Poker, collapsed dramatically in a very short period of time when bond spreads moved in an unlikely […]

    / Apr 4, 2007 at 2:15 PM

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