New York, NY, February 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Opalesque, the world's largest subscription-based publisher focusing on alternative investments, has launched a video-based interview series on http://www.Opalesque.TV.
The first of the “Legends and Leaders” interview zooms in on hedge fund titan Julian Robertson who shares his secrets about “How to identify hedge fund talent”. Robertson, now also recognized as the “world's greatest seeder”, has a long history of supporting young talents and upcoming hedge fund managers. The video includes the list of all 38 “Tiger seeds” (confirmed by Tiger Management) – funds set up with the help and financial support of Julian Robertson.
Izzy Englander, who – according to CNN – is “secretive, even by the standards of a hedge fund”, features in the second Opalesque Five Minute interview series. With his Millennium hedge fund, Englander has a stunning 20 year track record, but few know that he has been in the business of trading and running money for almost 40 years now. In this Opalesque FiveIVE Minutes, Englander speaks about how he started his career, how to create longevity in a hedge fund business, about risk management and his approach to investing.
The legendary cocoa trader (“chocolate finger”) Anthony Ward from U.K. based asset manager Armajaro explains to Opalesque's Matthias Knab the many opportunities in the soft commodities market, and how through massive investments into weather data Armajaro obtains a leading edge.
Elena Ambrosiadou, featured in a another Opalesque FIVE Minutes, is one of the world's most successful hedge fund managers. She is the CEO of IKOS which commenced trading in London in 1993 as one of the first hedge funds in Europe.
Global Access on Opalesque.TV, Thomson Reuters and YouTube
The Opalesque Five Minutes – Legends & Leaders series is continually produced and updated by Opalesque founder Matthias Knab, who keeps on traveling the world to meet outstanding hedge fund managers and veterans of the industry.
Further interviews include FrontPoint Partner's CIO and Co-CEO Mike Kelly, Francois Bonnin from systematic trader John Lock Investments, Hermitage Capital founder William Browder (to be published in February), and many more.
All Opalesque Videos can be accessed on http://www.Opalesque.TV, on the Opalesque Channel on the Thomson Reuters platform, and on the OpalesqueTV channel on YouTube.
Most Innovative Media Outlet
Both in 2008 and 2009, Opalesque was honored as the runner-up as the “Most Innovative Media Outlet” at the State Street Institutional Press Award. Opalesque Ltd. started to publish its groundbreaking Alternative Market Briefing in 2003, which at that time was considered a information revolution in the hedge fund media space: "Opalesque changed the world by bringing transparency where there was opacity and by delivering an accurate professional reporting service." (Nigel Blanchard, Culross)
The firm has since then evolved into a global media group. In 2009, Opalesque has added research capabilities through the acquisition of New York based boutique Carbon360° Research (www.carbon360.com) and recently launched the dedicated, Singapore-based technology unit Opalesque Solutions Pvte Ltd (http://www.opalesquesolutions.com).
For more information on Opalesque and all eleven Opalesque publications, please go to http://www.opalesque.com.