Dec

9

 Hypothetical:

You wake up this morning and have an extra $10 million dollars in your bank account. You call your banker and find out that your broker overcharged you for commissions and that the money is yours without taxes. Throughout the day you proceed to spend as much as you can; a new car… two new cars, an addition to the house that includes an indoor pool and of course gifts for your family.

You check your statement and find you still have $5 million left so you decide to invest in another hedge fund (you've managed to spend much more than $10 million in broker commissions so you've got a lot of investments). You are presented with the following list. Assuming you know nothing of the investment style or past performance of the funds, which fund would you invest in?

Intercept Capital Management

Alexander Hamilton Capital Management

Federalist Capital Management

Trafalgar Capital Management

Barkentine Capital Management

Bearing Capital Management

Royal Sovereign Capital Management

White Knight Capital Management

Rittenhouse Capital Management

VectorPoint Capital Management

Thank you so much! Any input you have is greatly appreciated.

Kim Zussman adds:

Tiger's Wood Decapitation Management

Tom Marks asks:

Is Prof. Sharpe involved with that outfit?


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  1. David Riffer on December 10, 2009 12:33 am

    Intercept; it makes no sense at all, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned after a decade in this industry (and I’m not sure there is); it’s that the most aggressive guy generally wins.

  2. Chopshop on December 14, 2009 10:47 pm

    in terms of idiosyncratic linguistic sex appeal:

    would NEVER consider anything but Trafalgar, Barkentine and Bearing; all else sound like wannabe trash and Rittenhouse (philly) is just too yuppy … like calling yourself Rye / Purchase / Scarsdale Capital, its just ostentatious. they each sound rather british if not outright jingo-ey. what’s with you and picking a name from yuppie ‘xyz sqaures’?

    barkentine is too eh, lame, bark in it, eh … bearing is lame as well, and brings nice leeson n bearings to mind so ixnay on that-ay and finally, trafalgar makes me think of trying to string kudos with a GT II on project gotham (racing, xbox video game), which can only help you with the 21 - 35 demo and will not hurt you in the 35 - 49 demo while the 50 and up demo ought to either not mind if not slightly approve of the name trafalgar. gun to head: i’d go with trafalgar and that’ not a very difficult choice from the list provided.

    hope that steven pinker-y opinion helps.

    FWIW … just stumbled upon this site not eight minutes ago and i am very, VERY impressed.

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