Hedge Funds Review - 2003-05-20

Breaking down barriers

New rules easing the establishment of retail fund of hedge funds in Ireland are set to give its already healthy hedge fund industry a welcome boost

Eternal vigilance

Putting money into hedge fund products demands not only careful pre-investment due diligence but also continuing scrutiny of those managing the funds

Consistent earner

Jupiter's Astral fund selects managers that have the ability to make money regardless of market direction

Staying competitive

The growth in ECNs and direct access brokers are bringing cost reductions to hedge fund operators, and changing what fund managers may expect of their existing brokers

The timing is right

In today's uncertain climate, investing in a hedge fund listed on a stock exchange makes perfect sense for investors looking for added security

the great challenge

New proposals and regulatory reviews will have an unprecedented impact on the European hedge fund industry, but is it all doom and gloom?

Stick to what you know

Many merger and acquisition arbitrage managers strayed from their chosen strategy as M&A activity dried up last year, causing consternation among their investors. Pioneer Alternative Investments' fund aims to follow its chosen remit resolutely

Instinctive hedgers

Strict foreign exchange restrictions have made South Africa's institutional and high-net-worth investors avid users of hedge fund products

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