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.
The European corporate credit market had a strong start in 2012 but with the eurozone heading into recession and the sovereign debt crisis continuing, hedge fund managers remain apprehensive.
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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As the eurozone crisis continues to drag on, citizens of developed countries are making their views known: faith in the financial system and political leaders is in short supply.
Alcentra says sub-investment grade leveraged loans are becoming an accepted asset class in Europe as the market develops. Institutional investors are the norm in Europe compared with retail in the US.
Part of the currency hedging process is managing the exposure gained through hedge fund share classes, another aspect of risk management, which is becoming more of a focus for investors.
Emerging market hedge funds had a bad 2011. Markets placed a premium on liquidity vs quality and significant money flowed out of emerging markets as investors became more defensive and risk averse.
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.
Isaac Souede, chief executive and chairman of fund of hedge funds group Permal, talks about the challenges facing the industry, the creation of alpha and how the industry needs innovation to achieve alpha.
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