Hedge funds face tough economic conditions as geopolitics takes centre stage

Geopolitical factors, inflation and the potential of civil unrest as a consequence of the continuing financial crisis will continue to impact markets and hedge fund performance in 2013.

Malmgren talks about the factors affecting hedge funds and markets

Political forces are whipsawing markets. This state of affairs is likely to continue for some time. However, political risk is not the only factor that is going to impact markets and hedge fund investments now and into 2013.

Governments are in what Philippa Malmgren (pictured) calls the “recrimination phase of the economic cycle”. Malmgren, president and founder of Principalis Asset Management, a financial company based in London, helps fund managers better understand how politics, policy and

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