The growth of the chartered alternative investment analyst (Caia) designation is a sign of the hedge fund industry's maturity.
The resurgence in M&A volumes should be good news for merger arbitrage hedge funds. Though deal spreads remain tight, the growth in transactions in Q1 is fuelling expectations of higher returns.
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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Managed futures has grown to become the single largest strategy in the hedge fund universe. Strong inflows and performance have helped make it a popular diversifier for many portfolios.
Fund of hedge funds Benchmark Plus seeks to isolate the alpha component of hedge fund returns by benchmarking and hedging the systematic risk embedded in alternative investment strategies.
Equity market neutral hedge fund managers are finding better ways of constructing portfolios and managing risk. Those managers are expected to survive the current downturn and outperform in future.
Venus Capital Management founder and CEO Vik Mehrotra believes relative value strategies can outperform directional investments in emerging markets on a risk adjusted basis over the long term.
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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