Hedge Funds Review - 2003-06-30

Prepare for the unexpected

Hedge fund managers are regarded as the most sophisticated in the financial services arena. But are they prepared to cope with unexpected shocks to the system?

Staying single

Using more than one prime broker can cause more complications than selecting many is worth

Lock in your investors

Managers need to come up with innovative ways of keeping their investors interested, so performance fees are in for a shake-up

Structured solutions

Structured products linked to a diversified portfolio of hedge funds open the door to investors with little appetite for risk, those with possible legal/tax/compliance constraints, or those who require regular income payments

The retail debate

There is little support from both the long-only and alternative community to open up hedge funds to the retail market. But whose interests are the detractors looking out for?

Looking to the futures

Thanks to their flexibility, universal stock futures are seeing an increase in popularity with a record number of trades

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