Sovereign debt uncertainties, market volatility and disregard of company fundamentals are giving little comfort to equity long/short hedge fund managers in the remaining months of 2011.
While correlation among hedged equity managers remains stubbornly high post-crisis, carefully selected long/short funds should continue to add alpha to hedge fund portfolios over the long term.
Canadian asset manager Eric Sprott now has over $10 billion invested in his mutual funds, hedge funds and discretionary accounts. His investment thesis is simple: go long gold and silver, short everything...
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While commodity hedge funds have been buffeted by extreme volatility and trend reversals in recent months, hedge fund managers say the fundamentals point to a strong rally in the near future.
Having engineered the acquisition of GLG Partners in 2010, Man Group CEO Peter Clarke has ambitions to grow the combined business, particularly in the fast growing Asia Pacific region.
European distressed debt hedge fund managers are optimistic about the prospects of tapping into a €140 billion leverage loan market in 2012 while investors worry about a lack of skilled managers.
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This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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