Support the Wall Street Examiner! Choose your level of support to receive a free proprietary report as my thanks. Click the button below to see your options. Become a Patron!

The Value of “Top Talent” – James Kwak- The Baseline Scenario

This is a syndicated repost courtesy of The Baseline Scenario. To view original, click here. Reposted with permission.

By James Kwak

From a Wall Street Journal article about The Children’s Investment Fund:

“[The fund] lost 43% in 2008, among the worst losses by a hedge-fund that year.”

“Both investors and employees defected during the crisis, with top talent leaving to start hedge funds of their own.”

“But with a 30% return in 2012 and a 14% gain this year, TCI has crossed its high-water mark.”

Makes you think.

Wall Street Examiner Disclosure: Lee Adler, The Wall Street Examiner reposts third party content with the permission of the publisher. The opinions expressed in these reposts are not those of the Wall Street Examiner or Lee Adler, unless authored by me, under my byline. I curate posts here on the basis of whether they represent an interesting and logical point of view, that may or may not agree with my own views. Some of the content includes the original publisher's promotional messages. No endorsement of such content is either expressed or implied by posting the content. All items published here are matters of information and opinion, and are neither intended as, nor should you construe it as, individual investment advice. Do your own due diligence when considering the offerings of information providers, or considering any investment.