Alpha Magazine Introduces the Alpha Hedge Fund Hall of Fame

The First Inductees Are 14 Titans of Finance Who Built the Hedge Fund Industry; George Soros, Julian Robertson Jr. and Steven Cohen Are Among Those Honored

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Alpha magazine, as part of its fifth-year anniversary celebration, announces the creation of the Alpha Hedge Fund Hall of Fame to recognize those individuals who have had a major impact on the evolution, growth and success of the now $2 trillion hedge fund industry. The inaugural group of 14 inductees is a who's who of some of the world's greatest investors, including living legends like Julian Robertson Jr., George Soros and Michael Steinhardt, as well as several of today's most influential power brokers -- Steven Cohen, Kenneth Griffin and Paul Tudor Jones II.

"Choosing among the hundreds of people who have contributed to the hedge fund industry took months of deliberation," says Alpha editor Michael Peltz. "Each of the inductees is a pioneer in his own right."

The 14 members of the Alpha Hedge Fund Hall of Fame will be honored in a 30-page feature in the June 2008 fifth-anniversary issue of Alpha. Readers should enjoy seeing what these titans of finance have to say about their greatest triumphs and failures, the current financial crisis and the prospects for making money in the years ahead. On September 24, 2008, Alpha will host a dinner at the St. Regis New York to induct the inaugural members into the Alpha Hedge Fund Hall of Fame.

The first inductees to the Alpha Hedge Fund Hall of Fame are:

Louis Bacon, Moore Capital Management
Steven Cohen, SAC Capital Advisors
Kenneth Griffin, Citadel Investment Group
Alfred Winslow Jones, A.W. Jones & Co.
Paul Tudor Jones II, Tudor Investment Corp.
Seth Klarman, Baupost Group
Bruce Kovner, Caxton Associates
Leon Levy, Odyssey Partners
Jack Nash, Odyssey Partners
Julian Robertson Jr., Tiger Management Corp.
James Simons, Renaissance Technologies Corp.
George Soros, Soros Fund Management
Michael Steinhardt, Steinhardt Partners
David Swensen, Yale University

Institutional Investor magazine launched Alpha five years ago to bring to the world of hedge funds the same brand of independent, unbiased reporting and probing analysis for which II has long been known. For more information about Alpha magazine and the Alpha Hedge Fund Hall of Fame, please visit

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