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...
Treasury fund offers simple solution
Fund manager profile: BlueMountain Capital Management
Illuminating the credit markets
As a new decade approaches, Hedge Funds Review talks to key figures in the industry to find out what 2010 might hold for the hedge fund industry.
Investor interest in hedge funds has improved markedly in recent months. With almost every fund open to new investors, the environment for raising capital remains difficult.
Profiting from mega-trends
Distributing and marketing hedge funds in Latin America
The near certainty that hedge funds will soon be subject to stricter regulation is giving fund administrators plenty of food for thought. Hedge Funds Review looks at the changes ahead.
One aspect of the liquidity crisis which was entirely predictable was the problems at the fund of hedge fund (FoHF) level, says Patrick Fenal, CEO of Geneva-based Unigestion.
Liquidity: investors want it and funds need to provide it. But what this actually means in practice covers a multiplicity of meanings and motivations. Hedge Funds Review finds out what mistakes were made in 2008 and how these can be avoided in future.
Selecting a fund administrator from the perspective of a hedge fund or fund of hedge funds is a complex and challenging task. As more funds look to administrators to provide additional outsourcing functions, Kris Devasabai discusses the challenges.
Agile and prudent strategy pays off
Making a mint from science
Prudent approach to trading strategies
As the prime brokerage heavyweights are forced to reassess their business models, so called mini-primes specialising in servicing small and mid-sized hedge funds are booming. Kris Devasabai reports
As investors continue to be wary of the more exotic strategies, many are looking at infrastructure where real tangible assets and investments could reap high returns. Kris Devasabai examines the interest in this sector as governments around the globe...
Beyond its regulatory framework, Bermuda's major strength is its reputation as a centre of expertise for hedge fund administration. The jurisdiction has a long history in this business
Fighting fit and feisty
Bermuda is at a turning point in its development as a hedge fund - and financial services - centre. Kris Devasabai examines the choices the state faces as it plots its future
Financial strength of custodians is key, together with quality, safety and stability of sub-custody. For funds, the probability of having to move to a backup plan has significantly increased. Many are going further in the development of contingency relationships...
Hedge fund managers are emphasising their commitment to compliance and operational best practices as regulators and investors step up their scrutiny of the industry.
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