Winner of the European Fund of Hedge Funds Awards 2012 outstanding contribution to the industry, FRM’s Luke Ellis says clients want performance and service overlaid with comprehensible transparency....
Geopolitical factors, inflation and the potential of civil unrest as a consequence of the continuing financial crisis will continue to impact markets and hedge fund performance in 2013.
Uncertainty continues to plague the world. Hedge fund managers face unknowable political interventions as markets continue to whipsaw. Despite this, strategy performance needs to improve.
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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As the UK’s second-largest pension plan, USS has shown a strong commitment to alternatives. Investments into hedge funds provide an uncorrelated revenue stream that influences the overall portfolio.
Research on how investors are protecting themselves from tail risk events shows a preference for managed futures/CTAs. There is also reluctance to use single hedge fund strategies as protection.
More effort needs to be put into communication of complex strategies and education of institutional investors about hedge funds if the industry is to expand and prosper, especially smaller managers.
Luke Ellis, CEO/CIO of FRM, newly acquired and merged with Man Multi-Manager, says institutional investors need to put 80% of their risk budget in active management with hedge funds as a top choice.
The combination of Brevan Howard’s expertise and operational infrastructure with the active management of a portfolio concentrate on emerging market fixed income has proved successful.
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This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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