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

PBHFA Founder Quoted In Real Deal Article

PBHFA Founder Quoted In Real Deal Article

Hedge funds swarm into Palm Beach
Influx of asset management firms is driving up commercial rents

October 05, 2016
By Dan Weil

The City of Palm Beach and neighboring West Palm Beach are becoming ever more attractive to alternative asset managers. Some firms that have long been based in money management strongholds like New York, Boston and Greenwich are picking up stakes and moving to the Sunshine State.

“We definitely could become a little Greenwich, Connecticut,” said Jeff Greene, a billionaire real estate investor and developer living in Palm Beach. He said he’s friendly with several hedge fund chiefs who’ve opened offices in […] Read more

November 10th –Private Hedge Fund Executive Dinner

The PBHFA in conjunction with esentire is hosting an exclusive hedge fund manager/executive gourmet dinner at Shareef Malnik’s iconic The Forge restaurant on Thursday, November 10th.

This first class, gourmet dinner is exclusively for hedge fund managers and executives of established funds.

Contact genevieve@pbhfa.org for invitation qualifications

The evening promises to be one of high level economic, strategic planning, and network security discussions with South Florida’s leading financial minds at Miami’s most exclusive gourmet dining location.

I look forward to joining you there!!

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Hedge Fund Pioneer E. Lee Hennessee-Gradante Found Dead

Hedge Fund Pioneer E. Lee Hennessee-Gradante Found Dead

It is with great sadness that the PBHFA learns of hedge fund pioneer E. Lee Hennessee-Gradante sudden passing at the age of 64.

From the Palm Beach Post

 

She was found in her $1.6 million condo Saturday, but her identity was not immediately released by police.

“Lee touched us all in a way that will have a lasting positive impact on my life and the lives of so many others,” said Charles Gradante, her husband and business partner and fellow media pundit, in a statement.

E. Lee Hennessee-Gradante

She broke ground as a woman on male-dominated Wall Street, creating a hedge fund index and becoming a […] Read more

Hedge Funds Flock To Palm Beach

Hedge Funds Flock To Palm Beach

From The Real Deal   By Dan Weil

Palm Beach County officials are working on bringing hedge funds here from the Northeast, and it’s working, particularly in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, giving a boost to the Class A office market and the luxury home market.

“Three to four years ago we noticed CEOs from out of state buying second homes here, and a lot were affiliated with wealth management in New York City, Boston and Greenwich, Connecticut,” Kelly Smallridge, president of the county’s Business Development Board told The Real Deal. “But they weren’t setting up business operations.”

So she and her […] Read more