Commodities

Oil hedge funds remain cool on further price surges

Oil hedge funds remain cool on further price surges

– Uncertainty still looms for commodities-focused strategies as Middle East tensions resurface – 

The deadly missile strike against Iranian general Qassem Suleimani at Baghdad Airport on 3 January elevated oil prices amid immediate concerns over renewed conflict in the region. Brent Crude surged to more than USD70 a barrel following the attack, and prices stayed above USD68 early last week, before falling back to just under USD65 on Monday.

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How to prepare for a successful hedge fund launch – Step 1: Define your business

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In this new monthly blog, Joel Press, formerly a senior partner and Head of the Global Hedge Fund Practice at Ernst & Young, and a leading voice on hedge fund operations and co-ordination services, talks through an array of considerations on how best to prepare for a successful hedge fund launch. In this first installment, Press, who works on a discretionary basis with a handful of start-ups each year through his consulting arm, Press Management LLC in New York, discusses the key business planning issues, including access to capital…