Hedge Funder Ken Griffin Gives $20 Million To Norton Museum

Hedge Funder Ken Griffin Gives $20 Million To Norton Museum

By Jan Sjostrom – Daily News Arts Editor

Read Original: Palm Beach Daily News

 

The Norton Museum, which has been edging toward its $100 million capital campaign goal, rocketed past it last week with a $16 million donation from hedge fund billionaire and seasonal Palm Beach resident Ken Griffin.

The gift from the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund — the largest cash donation in the West Palm Beach museum’s 77-year history — brings the total raised for the Norton’s Norman Foster-designed expansion to $107 million.

And that’s not all. Griffin also plans to donate an additional $4 million to endow the director’s position.

“It raises the bar that someone like Ken, […] Read more

Palm Beach Real Estate Market Is On Fire

Palm Beach Real Estate Market Is On Fire

Worries of the Trump Effect turning negative for our beloved island have been proven unfounded as the real estate market has taken off to the upside.

The Palm Beach Daily News Darrell Hoffheinz aptly documents and

 

Palm Beach real estate: What were the season’s biggest sales?

REAL-ESTATE

 

The season that just ended saw Palm Beach homebuyers and sellers inking contracts at a dizzying pace, a sea change from the same eight-month period last year.

And real estate watchers whose eyes were trained on the top of the market likely found their heads swimming as they tried to keep track […] Read more

April 26th–Ultra Luxury Deal Making Soiree: SOLD OUT!!!!

 

SOLD OUT!!!   AT CAPACITY!

 

Together with media partner SuperyachtOne, The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association is thrilled to announce our April Deal Making, Networking Soiree!!!

Sponsored by Arbitrage Search with automobiles provided by Lamborghini—–  PBHFA’s  April deal making meet & greet social promises to be one of friendship, education, and luxury,

Mingle with the PBHFA at an exclusive high tech, waterfront luxury villa on April 26th.

MEMBERS ONLY—  RSVP’s SOON !!  CAPACITY CONSTRAINED

Drinks from Oak & Cane and Hor d’oueves will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Hedge Fundee Donates $125 Million to University of Chicago

Palm Beach Hedge Fundee Donates $125 Million to University of Chicago

Way to go, Ken !!

 

BY Sharon Donnelly– Palm Beach Daily News

 

In academia, there are the guys who teach economics, theorize economics, write economics and win Nobel Prizes in economics, and then there’s the guy who strides in, slaps a horse gagger on the table and shows what real money is.

That guy is Ken Griffin.

The University of Chicago has announced that the seasonal Palm Beach resident is the donor of $125 million, earmarked for the Department of Economics. It brings Griffin’s total support of the department to $150 million and is the second-largest gift in the school’s history.

That’s right, second-largest. The first is $300 million […] Read more

The Top 100 Hedge Funds

The Top 100 Hedge Funds

Read original here: Barron’s

By

LAWRENCE C. STRAUSS AND ERIC UHLFELDER

The winner of Barron’s Penta’s 2017 ranking of the Top 100 Hedge Funds doesn’t tick a lot of the boxes for the typical big investor. There’s one mark, however, that would catch any investor’s eye: performance.

Amid wildly erratic hedge fund results, our victor, Madrid-based Alantra Asset Management’s $390 million EQMC Europe Development Capital fund (Class A), posted a 26% annualized return net of expenses from 2014 through 2016. In contrast, the average hedge fund’s annualized three-year return didn’t quite reach 3% in that time, according to BarclayHedge’s return database. EQMC’s gains were nearly […] Read more

Ken Griffin’s House Hits 60,000 Square Feet

Ken Griffin’s House Hits 60,000 Square Feet

 

Read original From The Shiny Sheet

Palm Beach resident Ken Griffin today got the official green light to expand slightly the long-and-lean seaside house he wants to build on Billionaires Row, where the hedge-fund billionaire already had earned town approval for a residence stretching more than a football field in length.

The house’s main level increased by almost 4,500 square feet of interior space to just under 38,000 square feet in the revisions unanimously approved by the Architectural Commission. The service basement adds another 22,300 square feet, creating a 60,000-square-foot building.

The house at 1265 S. Ocean Blvd. now measures 476 feet in length — 10½ feet longer […] Read more

PBHFA’s Sponsor Castle Ridge Featured In The Economist

PBHFA’s Sponsor Castle Ridge Featured In The Economist

May 25th, 2017– The Economist

MACHINE-LEARNING is beginning to shake up finance. A subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that excels at finding patterns and making predictions, it used to be the preserve of technology firms. The financial industry has jumped on the bandwagon. To cite just a few examples, “heads of machine-learning” can be found at PwC, a consultancy and auditing firm, at JP Morgan Chase, a large bank, and at Man GLG, a hedge-fund manager. From 2019, anyone seeking to become a “chartered financial analyst”, a sought-after distinction in the industry, will need AI expertise to pass his exams.

Despite the […] Read more

An Amazing Evening At Mar A Lago !!

An Amazing Evening At Mar A Lago !!

We had an absolutely incredible evening at Mar A Lago on Thursday.  I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who attended and our sponsor who made it all possible, Castle Ridge Asset Management.

The feedback has been fantastic with the food, location, seminar, and staff all being world class.  A small group headed to the after-glow at the iconic HMF club at the Breakers afterward carrying on the festivities long into the evening.

Here are a few photos of the event.  Looking forward to seeing you at our next soiree’!

 

Palm Beach Hedgefund Association At Mar-a-Lago on Thursday, March […] Read more