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.
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Institutional investors and regulators are agitating for stronger of hedge fund corporate governance, with majority independent boards with the expertise and time to oversee activities.
Government intervention in the foreign exchange markets has made life difficult for currency traders but the asset class continues to offer significant diversification benefits for investors.
In an uncertain world, convertible bond arbitrage has much to offer in downside protection and potential upside. Greater volatility increases the opportunity set for this strategy to create value.
As hedge funds become increasing institutionalised, succession planning is seen as a key risk factor by investors focused on how management changes could impact performance over the long term.
Increased regulation, particularly in Europe, is likely to force more managers to consider onshore, regulated hedge fund structures but the Cayman products remain the most popular with investors.
Crispin Odey, founder of Odey Asset Management, fears for Europe’s economic future but believes if volatility can be tamed, he can give investors solid returns this year. He sees value in US stocks.
Simon Ruddick of Albourne Partners is adamant the hedge fund industry needs to take institutional investor demands for better transparency and operational infrastructure seriously in order to thrive.
Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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