Convertible arbitrage is bouncing back strongly in 2009 after its worst year on record.
Inspired choice advocates communication
While many hedge fund strategies are struggling, equity market neutral supporters believe this strategy is capable of not just protecting but also increasing capital in any market. Hedge Funds Review discusses the strategy.
The deep discounts on debt securities and expectations of a sharp increase in defaults have created a groundswell of interest in distressed debt strategies. Hedge Funds Review talks to fund managers about this strategy.
Despite the enthusiasm with which the 130/30 strategy was first greeted, funds using this technique have failed to attract as much interest as first predicted. Hedge Funds Review talks to a variety of managers about the future for 130/30
Portfolio offers transparency and pure alpha
After the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG, financial service regulators are searching for a way to bring order to the over-the-counter derivatives market. Top of the list are actions aimed at credit default swaps. US Editor Kris Devasabai...
Passion for managed futures pays high returns
Hedge fund administration is fast becoming an information technology business. In order to meet industry demands for greater transparency and more frequent reporting, fund administrators are revisiting their operational platforms and investing in technologies...
After one of the worst years ever, funds in the energy sector are fewer and leaner. However, there is still value and good returns to be made if managers know where to look and have the right trading skills. Hedge Funds Review talks to managers about...
The securities lending business was thrust into the limelight when regulators around the world moved to ban the short sale of banking stocks in 2008. The bans have had some unexpected repercussions.
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The exchange-traded fund started life around 15 years ago. While US hedge funds have embraced the use of ETFs, European funds have been slow off the mark. That could be changing.
Canada's hedge fund industry was initially built on the foundation of the country's resources. This strategy worked during the commodities bull run but has now run into problems. US Editor Kris Devasabai looks the prospects and challenges for Canada's...
Faced with a competitive and contracting domestic market, Canadian prime brokers are looking to the international markets for growth.
While derivatives may be going through a dodgy patch with regulators and the public, the exchanges that trade these instruments expect hedge funds to increase their use of these markets.
One of the biggest seismic shifts in 2008 was away from leverage. Easy credit has gone for good. Hedge Funds Review examines what options hedge funds have now that the easy credit has dried up
Safety found in classical investing
Commodity fund targets upside
Trading in the green market