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The 'US Hedge Funds 2011' special report comprises 4 seperate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

Sol Waksman, chairman, BarclayHedge

Steady 2010 performance drives surge in investor confidence

Wed, 09/03/2011 - 13:28

By James Williams - Depending on which figures you refer to, the US hedge fund market did pretty okay in 2010: not great, but steady. Morningstar’s US Equity Hedge Fund Index rose 13.4 per cent. According to Hedge Fund Research, hedgies gained 10.4 per cent. When you consider, however, that the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 15.1 per cent, and the Dow Jones 11 per cent, just how much “alpha” did US hedge funds really capture? »

Dr Lance Smith, CEO, Imagine Software

Interview with Dr Lance Smith, CEO, Imagine Software: The democratisation of risk management

Wed, 09/03/2011 - 13:34

As finance professionals come to grips with the fast-paced regulatory changes descending on the industry, having a robust institutional-grade solution for effective real-time portfolio and risk management is becoming paramount. »

Glen Dailey, Jeffries

Service providers rise to challenges of new regulatory era

Thu, 10/03/2011 - 13:49

By James Williams - When the Dodd-Frank regulatory reform law was passed last July, there was probably a degree of denial amongst the hedge fund community as to precisely what the long-term implications would be. »

Kent Barnes, Legal Counsel, US Bancorp

Demystifying Dodd-Frank

Thu, 10/03/2011 - 13:59

By Kent Barnes - On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the Act). The Act, which is set to become effective on July 21, 2011, is a comprehensive suite of regulatory reforms intended to contain risk in the financial services industry through tightened regulation, increased consumer safety, and stricter oversight of public companies.   »

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