Hedge fund managers running equity long/short strategies are cautiously optimistic about attaining good performance this year. European managers are increasing net exposures but see tail risks looming....
Risk governance has come to the forefront of hedge fund thinking, driven mainly by institutional investors keen to have more frequent reporting and a host of independent, verifiable processes in place....
While some investors used volatility arbitrage for hedging purposes, now they are differentiating between volatility arbitrage and tail risk hedging. Vol arb should do well in most market environments....
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