#HedgePapers No. 28 – Hedge Funds and Fossil Fuels

10 Mar 2016
Fossil fuel companies are at the root of the climate crisis. Indeed, according to a recent study in the journal Climatic Change, the climate crisis of the 21st century “has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age.”[1] The vast majority of those 90 companies are in the business of producing oil, gas or coal.... Read More
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#Hedgepapers No. 14: The Gift of Greed – How Hedge Fund Philanthropists Increase Inequality

11 May 2015
The Gift of Greed: How Hedge fund Philanthropists Increase Inequality “Consider this … your Yom Kippur. You’re going to donate a lot of money. Not enough, obviously, to offset all the s- you’ve done, but a lot.” – Jon Stewart at Robin Hood Foundation gala in 2009[1] The governing boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, an anti-poverty charity, are a picture of the extreme and growing concentration of wealth in American society.... Read More
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#HedgePaper No. 12 – Cancerous Cash

3 May 2015
Photo credit: New York Times CANCEROUS CASH: HOW HEDGE FUNDS DESTROY AMERICAN HEALTH If you’re not looking carefully, you would never know that the Sohn Conference is actually a fundraiser for pediatric cancer – the promoters behind the event pretty much describe it as a hedge fund beauty pageant. » read more... Read More
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Open Letter to the Sohn Conference Foundation

2 May 2015
May 1, 2015 The Sohn Conference Foundation c/o EisnerAmper 750 Third Ave, 22nd floor New York, NY 10017 Board of Directors: Douglas Hirsch, Daniel Nir and Evan Sohn RE: Concerns regarding the Sohn Conference Foundation mission and scheduled speakers at the 20th Annual Sohn Investment Conference To the Board: We write to raise our serious concerns regarding the mission of the Sohn Conference Foundation and the scheduled speakers at the 20th Anniversary Sohn Investment Conference.... Read More
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#HedgePapers No.6: Daniel Loeb

19 Mar 2015
Daniel Loeb: BAD BEHAVIOR, BAD POLITICS, BAD KARMA A yoga devotee is calm, spiritual and concerned about the welfare of others—unless the yoga devotee in question is Dan Loeb, who is known for publicly excoriating executives and relentlessly pursuing the accumulation of more wealth than most people could spend in a hundred lifetimes.... Read More
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#HedgePapers No.3: Hedge Funds and the Destruction of the Upstate Economy

2 Mar 2015
Alternative asset managers and the damage they inflict on New York communities: It’s a real life Hunger Games. The financial elite cloister themselves away in gleaming taxpayer-subsidized towers, sitting on riches they earned by devastating economies in upstate New York and beyond. They earn special treatment from Governor Andrew Cuomo and his buddies in the State Senate by splashing their ill-gotten gains into political races.... Read More
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