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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. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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State Street Global Advisors – Volatility and the benefits of downside protection strategies

State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »

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Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Hedge Fund Technology 2015

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 11:00

This keynote Hedgeweek Special Report surveys the key technology products and software solutions available to hedge funds,, and drills down into each one through interviews and analysis to summarise their benefits to COOs, CTOs and CFOs at hedge funds... »

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Voting for the 5th edition of the Hedgeweek USA Awards, which recognise excellence among hedge fund managers and service providers around the world, is now open. ... »

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Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Investing in commodities can yield handsome returns, but investors need to focus sharply on timing and diversify their portfolios away from traditional safe havens and into sectors such as agriculturals and products such as ETFs. As one expert reveals in this special report, "Gold is not the only yellow commodity one should have in their portfolio"... »

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