Josh Rosenberg's hobbies, which include Ashtanga Yoga, skiing and cycling, are a good grounding for the often frenetic and fast-paced world of hedge funds.
He began at Chicago-based Hedge Fund Research (HFR) in January 2002 as managing director in charge of hedge fund research and became president in 2003. Over the past few years he has experienced a lot of change. ?I've seen huge growth in the number of assets in the industry since I've been at HFR,? he says. ?It has been very exciting.? Since he started at HFR, the firm estimates that hedge fund assets globally have grown from about $540 billion to $890 billion at the end of September 2004.
During that time, the estimated number of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds has grown from about 4,500 to 7,200.
Rosenberg's career in hedge funds began in 1997 when he joined hedge fund and research firm Midtown Research Group. ?I was there for about two years to the end of 1999 as a research analyst,? he says. ?I was writing research reports on private companies in the IPO pipeline.?