Tag: Investments

How to Drive a Hedge Fund: Performance

In the hedge fund space, everything hinges on your numbers. Are you up or down this month? What’s your YTD? MTD? Those are always the first questions to be asked. Sure the low beta and low volatility are important factors in attracting investors. Some are looking for diversity, others are looking for a specific sector…

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Babson Professor Joel Shulman Earns Top Wall Street Journal Ranking with Entrepreneur Fund

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently ranked Babson Professor Joel Shulman’s EntrepreneurShares Large Cap Growth Fund No. 5 among 698 similar funds on a YTD basis. The December 2 WSJ’s Category Kings shows that EntrepreneurShares’ Large Cap Growth Fund generated 8.13 percent net performance (after fees) compared to 1.34 percent for the category average. This accomplishment follows…

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Responsibility

I’ve had the chance to engage in all aspects of deal flow this summer. From calls to financial modeling to saying, “sorry, we’re going to pass.” And as summer has progressed, I’ve been fortunate enough to interact with both associates and managing directors and voice my opinion on projects. I’ve gained a greater sense of…

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Staying Positive After Rejection

About midway through my internship, I have realized that private equity firms encounter quite a bit of rejection, whether it’s a big or small firm. But I feel that many times the rejections is harder to take with a smaller company such as the one I am working with this summer. As deal flow had…

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Starting to see deal flow

One of the things that I’ve looked forward to all summer has been coming to talks with a prospective company that we could acquire. Even better would be personally facilitating those talks. After looking into countless industries and sending out what has seemed like a million emails, I have been able to bring a company…

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