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Institutional investors tend to allocate to larger hedge funds even though research shows smaller funds give better returns. Other facts like operational risk management could favour large funds.
Small to mid-sized hedge funds and funds of hedge funds in general continue to face obstacles to raising capital. Increased interest by institutional investors focuses mainly on larger fund managers.
Cat bonds can offer high returns and low correlation to financial markets but few hedge funds are active in the market despite increased interest in this asset class over the last 18 months.
Institutional investors need to check regularly the operational risk management of hedge fund management companies as well as their service providers to ensure the most protection for themselves.
Balancing performance against what are the two hardest components within a hedge fund to define and judge – volatility and risk – is not an easy task. Assessment needs to include a variety of metrics.
Investors are attracted to the strong returns and relatively low volatility of multi-strategy hedge funds. However, the complexity of the multi-strategy model means manager selection is a challenge.
Lyxor Asset Management wants to be seen as a global asset manager offering a range of products around the world. Its new CEO de Dinechin has an ambitious plan to develop its hedge funds business.
This handy guide reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each one.
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