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Factor-based models can help investors distinguish lucky and talented managers, says study

Factor-based models can help investors distinguish lucky and talented managers, says study

Sun, 11/05/2008 - 19:07

A non-linear, factor-based model could have reduced the proportion of hedge fund 'time bombs' - managers who have simply been lucky rather than skilled in their past performance - exposed »

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.28 per cent in April to claw back first-quarter losses

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 2.28 per cent in April to claw back first-quarter losses

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 18:52

Hedge funds gained on average 2.28 per cent in April, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by Fairfield, Iowa-based BarclayHedge, which reported that 16 of its 18 hedge fund »

Emerging market hedge funds see assets decline in first quarter

Emerging market hedge funds see assets decline in first quarter

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 18:39

Hedge funds offering exposure to emerging markets saw their assets under management fall by nearly 5 per cent in the volatile first quarter of 2008, with total capital declining from more »

Uncertainty for GLG Partners as emerging markets strategy plunges

Uncertainty for GLG Partners as emerging markets strategy plunges

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 07:01

GLG Partners, the London-based hedge fund manager that obtained a New York Stock Exchange listing last year through a reverse takeover, has reported virtually flat assets under management »

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Hedgeweek Commentary: Behind the hedge fund news

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:59

The tricky conditions in major equity and fixed-income markets are giving a helping hand to a trend already underway, toward investment in assets uncorrelated with the core holdings in inv »

Administrators combine as Phoenix Fund Services to target onshore and offshore funds

Administrators combine as Phoenix Fund Services to target onshore and offshore funds

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:58

Three specialist fund administration firms have come together under the umbrella of Phoenix Fund Services to service the increasing number of UK-based managers running offshore traditional »

Kotak Mahindra launches first multistrategy equity fund

Kotak Mahindra launches first multistrategy equity fund

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:57

Kotak Mahindra (UK), a wholly-owned subsidiary of India's Kotak Mahindra Bank, has announced the launch of the Kotak India Dynamic Fund, a multistrategy equity fund that aims to generate a »

Hedge funds see increased opportunities from market volatility

Hedge funds see increased opportunities from market volatility

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:56

Despite a number of high-profile failures in the hedge fund industry and the continuing impact of the credit crunch, many managers believe the market dislocation has created increased buyi »

Structured credit funds slowed decline in March, index suggests

Structured credit funds slowed decline in March, index suggests

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:56

Both gross and net monthly returns for the Palomar Structured Credit Hedge Fund Index showed further negative performance in March, albeit significantly reduced from their decline in Febru »

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Arx Investment's Dwight Sipprelle calls it a day

Hedgemedia's AltInvestment Global News Round-Up: Arx Investment's Dwight Sipprelle calls it a day

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 06:55

Star manager Dwight Sipprelle is winding down his USD1.2bn global credit fund and retiring from active money management. »

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