James Chanos, the founder and president of the hedge fund Kynikos Associates, is a noted short-seller. He was one of the early doubters of Enron and more recently questioned the sustainability of the housing boom. In these videos, Chanos discusses a series of issues critical to hedge funds and short-sellers. Chanos also presented a Leaders Forum lecture at Yale SOM on October 26, 2009.
Keith McCullough YC ’99, founder and CEO of Research Edge, left the hedge fund industry in 2007 to try something different. He is assembling a team of research analysts who will bring the day-to-day informational edge of a hedge fund not just to institutional or extremely wealthy clients but to retail investors as well. But is the idea of an open hedge fund an oxymoron?