As the eurozone crisis continues to trouble Europe’s economies and slow world growth, rising youth unemployment has the potential to be an even bigger problem and source of civil unrest in the future....
Institutional investors need to check regularly the operational risk management of hedge fund management companies as well as their service providers to ensure the most protection for themselves.
Lyxor Asset Management wants to be seen as a global asset manager offering a range of products around the world. Its new CEO de Dinechin has an ambitious plan to develop its hedge funds business.
The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementation. Others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the industry to address key concerns such as security before they to embrace computing.
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The hedge fund industry is benefiting from the loss of function and personnel from investment banks. The industry needs to seize the opportunity to expand into more strategies and functions.
In an uncertain world, convertible bond arbitrage has much to offer in downside protection and potential upside. Greater volatility increases the opportunity set for this strategy to create value.
As hedge funds become increasing institutionalised, succession planning is seen as a key risk factor by investors focused on how management changes could impact performance over the long term.
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