Our Header Images
The network images in our headers are cropped from one of the following visualizations. In some instances we changed the colors, the backgrounds, or curves of the lines to make the image more visually interesting.
These visualizations represent data from two different sources and cases we have been work on.
Hedge Fund Visualizations
Connections of Hedge Fund Directors to U.S.-Based Pension Funds
This visualization shows the connections between U.S.-based pension funds, both public (red) and private (blue), to hedge fund independent directors (green).
The green dots or nodes represent hedge fund directors. The size of the nodes indicates the number of funds on which a particular director sits. Consequently, a larger dot means this director sits on multiple boards.
The lines connecting the pension funds to the directors represent the size of the investment in an individual hedge fund by a pension fund. The number of lines between each node represents different investments in different hedge funds.
There are two different types of pension funds represented on the visualization. Public pension funds are red; private pension funds are blue. The size of the dot represents the amount of assets that pension fund has under investment.
Network of Hedge Fund Independent Directors
This image represents the universe of independent hedge fund directors and how they are connected through hedge fund boards. Each small dot represents a director and the lines represent the hedge funds connecting the directors. The strength of the line represents the number of shared hedge fund connections between two individuals.
The size of the dot represents number of hedge funds on which the individual serves as an independent director. The large oval in the middle of the image represents independent directors who have no shared connections through boards.
To the left, we see small clusters of directors connected by at least two board connections.
The large constellation on the right-hand screen represents a large network of interconnected directors who share multiple links with each other through hedge fund boards.