European hedge fund managers continue to discover the advantages of using exchange traded funds. But differences between the US and Europe are also causing concern for regulators.
CTAs capitalising on price trends in futures markets are posting large profits as other hedge fund strategies struggle to cope with higher volatility and general financial market weakness.
Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) offer attractive returns for investors prepared to ride out short-term volatility. The revival is driven by better than expected performance by legacy CMBS....
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Managers, investors and platform providers all believe it is essential to do deep due diligence on Ucits hedge funds as well as to pay particular attention to strategy and manager selection when investing.
Luxembourg and Ireland are the main locations for the domicile of Ucits hedge funds. While the Irish fund industry is known more for expertise in traditional hedge funds, it is gaining in prominence.
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Hedge fund experience counts when choosing a manager for a Ucits products, concludes a study by Lyxor Managed Account Platform (MAP) Research. Regulation, too, negatively impacts returns, says the study.
Paul Ruddock, co-founder and CEO of Lansdowne Partners, the London-based hedge fund with $16 billion of assets under management, talks to Hedge Funds Review about the industry and its future.
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