Liz’s Weekly Poetry Series: Clinton Group Philosophy Statement
Brian Schweitzer won a seat on the board of the Stillwater Mining Co. I certainly don’t have any special insight into what that means for Montana’s open senate seat, but that of course won’t stop me from speculating.
Brian’s stance on “clean” coal, Keystone, and guns has already received some scrutiny from the left, as evidenced by a Daily Kos piece titled Brian Schweitzer: bold progressive or just another fossil fueled politician?
It would be a mistake to define Schweitzer’s populism as progressive. It would also be a mistake to expect a popular Montana governor to be everything a lefty like myself would want.
Instead of getting into all the pros and cons of a Schweitzer run for senate right now, I thought I would take a different approach.
Language fascinates me, and this week’s poem is a found poem featuring language taken straight from the Clinton Group’s philosophy statement. This group is a New York based, globally diversified hedge fund that, along with Brian, spearheaded the attempted takeover of the Stillwater Mining Co.
Through our fundamental research
trading and risk management
recognize and dynamically allocate capital
across the capital structure, markets and globe
provide us with
a unique macro vantage point.
Our deep re-
search and op-
help to ensure we
optimize our portfolios
while limiting risk.
Our quantitative equity strategy
and other market inefficiencies
in an unbiased, multifactor approach.
which was developed in-house,
is based on ten years of actual, time-tested trading.
It uses leading research
on statistical arbitrage and adaptive systems
that recognize repetitive market behavior and patterns.
This data-intensive investment approach
seeks to successfully identify
and combine the hidden factors
that drive the returns
of individual securities and market segments.