Hedge Funds Review - 2003-03-17

Funds in the sun

Financial investment has sculptured the landscape in the Bahamas and it is now home to more than 750 regulated funds

Quality control

There has been a rapid increase in the choice of administrators available to hedge fund managers recently, but many managers struggle to identify the best possible deal. Assessing 'fiduciary risk' may hold the key

Selling the message

While the issue of advertising remains contentious, hedge fund managers cannot afford to ignore the marketing of their funds altogether

Positive performers

The inclusion of a convertible arbitrage hedge fund strategy in a well-diversified alternative assets portfolio makes sense, especially in the current climate

Looking at the alternative

Hedge funds are a perfect investment for with-profits funds, with their aim of offering smoothed investment returns. The challenge for hedge fund managers is getting noticed by the life offices which manage them

Complementary pairing

The managers of Gartmore's AlphaGen Avior Fund run it alongside a long-only UK unit trust, but this is to neither funds' detriment

A tighter reign

The SEC, America's market regulator, is set to introduce regulations which could transform the way hedge funds with a US connection do business

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