Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

PERSONNEL Profiles/Developments

Collette Chilton, Williams College CIO, to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran chief investment officer Collette Chilton quietly built and runs one of the country’s best institutional portfolios at Williams College, earning her the allocator Lifetime Achievement Award at Institutional Investor’s 2019 Hedge Fund Industry Awards.

In 2006, Chilton arrived at Williams as a breakout star of both the public and corporate pension worlds. She had no experience investing in hedge funds — and yet, over little more than a decade, she became nearly unbeatable. Her ongoing work, and that of her team, has already secured educations for generations of students to come.

Obama fundraiser and former hedge fund executive Eric Mindich plans to help Joe Biden in 2020 campaign

Eric Mindich, a former hedge fund executive who helped raise money for former President Barack Obama’s White House campaigns, has told friends he plans to help former Vice President Joe Biden raise cash for the 2020 presidential election, according to people familiar with the matter...

Financier With Ties to an Oligarch Starts Crypto Derivative Hedge Fund

Gerald Banks, who has structured derivatives for Merrill Lynch & Co. and managed part of a Russian oligarch’s sprawling empire, is now turning his hand to cryptocurrencies.

Banks, who previously changed his name from Guerman Aliev, is the chief investment officer of a new hedge fund based in Greenwich, Connecticut, that’s focused on digital assets such as Bitcoin. Cipher Technologies Management...

Insolvent Millionaire Says Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Doesn’t Have $175 Million

James Dondero and his hedge fund Highland Capital Management have a lot of experience when it comes to the legal system, enough to earn an honorary law degree or at least election as president of the United States. (Although it should be noted that the current litigious occupant of that office hates Dondero so much he actually sided with his wife in the divorce.) Alas, as any such veteran of courtrooms and arbitration hearings knows, you can’t win’em all, and in this case it’s looking very much like Highland has lost its fight with...

Steve Cohen Declares a Winner in the Hedge Fund Poaching Game

Tree people make good company at hedge fund parties, but maybe only for their looks.

“They’re so tall,” said Steve Cohen, founder of Point72 Asset Management, as a woman on stilts, covered head to toe in leaves and flowers, loomed above him. “It’s hard to have a conversation.”