There are a lot of dark monitors and empty chairs at HedgeWorld this morning. Many people whom I like very much and who have made my life brighter these last years are gone, sacrificed on the cold altar of profit and loss.
Martin de Sa’Pinto
And of course the ringleader, Kristin Fox.
I’m still here, which is very odd for me. I am, as of now, HedgeWorld’s editorial ambassador of sorts. I am charged with carrying the flag into battle. At first glance, there is no longer an army here. And although that’s not entirely trueâ€”Thomson Reuters does have hedge fund coverage, which we will continue to run on the siteâ€”there is no hiding the fact that there is considerably less firepower at HedgeWorld from both institutional memory and analysis standpoints.
I find myself in the conflicted position of grieving the loss of my friends and at the same time fulfilling our commitments to HedgeWorld’s readership, which is to offer the most and highest quality news possible about hedge funds. Proof of the latter will come starting today.
In terms of the former, however, one of the nicest tributes I’ve seen comes courtesy of our friends over at the excellent blog All About Alpha. The Alpha Male has put together a retrospective of HedgeWorld’s home page through the years. It’s so funny to see those old pages, those classic colors, the old HedgeWorld logo, which I always liked.
Thanks, Alpha Male, for the retrospective.
But more importantly thanks to my colleagues for your hard work, your dedication, your friendship and for many years of memories. Regardless of the shape HedgeWorld takes online in the future, the spirit that made it great will live on in all of you.