• Renaissance

    A Serious Issue: RenTec’s Losses

    Bloomberg reports that RenTec’s $18 billion Renaissance Institutional Equities Fund has declined twelve percent since May. A lot of people are all, “It looks bad but it’s actually amazing how small Ren’s worst drawdowns are,” and yeah, if you want to be all clinical about it, it is amazing—amazing that there could be supposedly clear […]

    / Apr 8, 2008 at 11:20 AM
  • Hedge Funds, Renaissance

    James Simons Will Sell Stakes For Cigs

    Market/lady friend/mahjong troubles got you down? Cheer up—you now have the unique opportunity to own a tiny part of Renaissance Technologies (provided, of course, that you’re an institutional and/or sophisticated investor, which we’ve been told by Ad Sales you all are, which would explain how you’re able to spring for those pricey six-packs of Mike’s […]

    / Aug 28, 2007 at 11:54 AM
  • Blackstone, Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Renaissance, Stephen Schwarzman

    You Are Not Special

    Kids today. They all want jobs in hedge funds and private equity, and, what’s more, they don’t just want to work in the aforementioned fields—the little punks want to run them. They all want to be James Simons, they all want to be Steve Schwarzman; they all want wicked cool beards, they all want to […]

    / Jul 5, 2007 at 1:00 PM
  • Hedge Funds, Renaissance

    Math Teacher Continues To Do Okay For Himself

    The new issue of Hedge Fund Alert reports that Renaissance Technologies will launch a managed-futures vehicle in October with a staggering $25 billion of investment capacity, clearly posing a threat, or the threat of a threat, to the field. James Simons, founder of Renaissance said that the trading strategy will be somewhere between the Medallion […]

    / Jul 3, 2007 at 11:58 AM
  • Renaissance

    Simons: book smarts better than Street smarts

    Renaissance founder James Simons, the 69 year old former MIT and Harvard Math professor, likes to keep things in the academy of higher learning, and higher returns. This noble search for veritas has produced a few years of $1bn+ take home pay, which is some tenure track. Does Simons even dip into the Wall Street […]

    / May 24, 2007 at 9:45 AM

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