Recent breakthroughs in natural language processing and other forms of unstructured data could transform news and social media content into a source of alpha for hedge fund traders.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management's hedge fund strategies unit is putting an emphasis on flexibility and agility in manager selection and its approach to servicing clients.
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A drop in M&A volumes has hurt the performance of event driven equity hedge funds. Managers are optimistic 2012 will bring more deals and better returns, if macroeconomic conditions remain stable.
Global macro hedge fund managers see opportunities in the G20 initiative to address global imbalances and stimulate economic growth and job creation. Emerging markets could provide the fuel for growth
2100 Xenon's fixed income program does well in volatile markets. The investment premise is that financial markets are structurally inefficient and price behaviour is driven by global liquidity flows.
Goldman Sachs advises start-up managers to focus on securing an ‘anchor tenant’ in the form of a seed investor or strategic capital provider. Creating a 'founding share class’ also pulls in investors.
Goldman Sachs will focus in 2012 on increasing the footprint of the trading and execution business in growth markets in Latin America and Asia, particularly China as regulations become more open.
Goldman Sachs is seeing more securities lending activity in Asia. The rise in short selling reflects the weakness of the Hang Seng. Demand continues to surge while available inventory value falls.
Hedge funds need to improve data management and work closely with service providers such as fund administrators to meet requirements of Form PF, a complex regulatory filing for private fund advisers.
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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