Setting the standard
Getting off on the right foot
Strategy: equity market neutral
Hedge fund administrators have broadened the suite of services they offer and are intent on moving up the value chain.
The pool of investors willing to provide start-up capital to hedge funds has shrunk significantly since the financial crisis. For the survivors the opportunities have never been greater.
Strategy: convertible arbitrage
Prime broker profile: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Unencumbered cash is probably “the most important risk management tool at the disposal of a hedge fund,” according to a research paper from Columbia University.
Exchange trading of stock loans promises to inject a needed dose of transparency and liquidity into the securities lending business. Hedge Funds Review reports on the latest developments.
Profiting from the relative value cycle
Prime brokers are prepared to ramp up their lending to hedge funds but demand for leverage remains low.
Hedge fund valuation is coming under more scrutiny than ever before. Kris Devasabai speaks to industry experts about best practices in this area and how the framework of the US Financial Accounting Standard Board’s classification of financial assets...
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Interview with Courtenay Wolfe, president and CEO of Salida Capital
The quest for new sources of investment coupled with investor demands for liquidity and transparency have combined to push more hedge funds and funds of hedge funds into Ucits III products. In the US there are also some signs of a preference for regulated...