Hedge Funds Review editorial
The world is a volatile place. Sovereign debts, government interference in markets, risk-on/risk-off moments plus a myriad of other factors are combining to keep volatility in place for some time.
Asia-based hedge funds are set for growth in 2012, both in terms of assets under management and numbers. Locally based managers will have an advantage over those based outside the region.
Marina Lewin, global head of business development at BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services, discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the international hedge funds industry.
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Institutional investors are now the main money behind hedge funds. While expectations of absolute return have been scaled down, focus is on maximising risk adjusted returns through bespoke portfolios.
Edhec has constructed a long/short commodity strategy capturing the risk premium in commodity futures markets and that can be used to design a third generation commodity index.
Choosing a hedge fund strategy that will perform well in 2012 is difficult. With unprecedented ambiguity about what 2012 will bring, strategies need to cope with market volatility and uncertainty.
As hedge fund performance is on the slide, fees have a bigger impact on returns. Investor dissatisfaction has returned, which may open the door to further negotiation on the standard the 2/20 fees.
Recent market volatility has revived the debate on the role of commodities in strategic and tactical asset allocation and led to an increasing recognition of the relevance of long/short strategies.
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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