Art is not generally seen as an investable asset class. For some hedge funds, however, trading art can be as profitable as any other strategy. Kris Devasabai and Stephen Quigley examine how art is being successfully traded
The big question hanging over global macro is whether it can continue to outperform other strategies as it did in 2008. The majority of managers think it could still be a winner.
Hedge funds are considering outsourcing more expensive in-house functions to administrators in order to cut costs and meet investor pressure for independent third-party services.
Convertible arbitrage is bouncing back strongly in 2009 after its worst year on record.
The deep discounts on debt securities and expectations of a sharp increase in defaults have created a groundswell of interest in distressed debt strategies. Hedge Funds Review talks to fund managers about this strategy.
Finding value in any market
With market turmoil at a high, the hybrid private equity hedge fund might see a resurgence as managers seek opportunities. The latest trends and appetite for this type of fund are explored by Stephen Quigley
While there is some acceptance of hedge funds by investors in the Nordic region, funds face considerable obstacles in marketing to high net worth individuals as well as institutions. A tendency by governments to 'protect' investors has hindered development...
Hedge funds review standard offerin terms
Investor confidence in multi-strategy funds is wavering. Hedge Funds Review talks to managers to find out how they think the strategy will perform in 2009.
Hedge funds are struggling to break into the Indian market. While many believe the dramatic fall in the Bombay Stock Exchange in 2008 will push more investors towards hedge funds, significant obstacles block their way, reports Stephen Quigley
The methodologies and processes used to value illiquid securities in hedge fund portfolios have become a hot topic for managers and investors alike. Hedge Funds Review examines some of the challeges and issues facing managers and administrators
Claimed to be designed to cope with market volatility, relative value strategies have produced disappointing performances throughout 2008. Hedge Funds Review discovers if the strategy has a future in 2009
Mis-pricing leads to arbitrage opporunities for QuantMetrics
Finding value with long-term trend-following
Simple investment approach works for Orchard