Hedge Funds Review - 2003-09-09

Short-selling for the long term

In volatile times, managers need to look to new instruments to help gear directional positions, and contracts for difference are becoming increasingly popular

Information exploitation

The managers of Griffin Capital Management's Eastern European Value fund developed a program to make the most of their research database, resulting in 140% returns since its 1997 launch

Total eclipse

A pure credit approach to Threadneedle's Crescendo Credit Fund means its returns are running to schedule

The next frontier

Institutional investors have largely baulked at buying into hedge funds, but research suggests a 10% to 20% allocation is appropriate

Going for gold

Pioneer Alternative Investments aims to double its assets by 2005 at the same time as investing heavily in its operational infrastructure

Satisfaction guaranteed?

There is no need to feel blinded by science when buying a product with a guarantee. The answer lies in asking the right questions

A new era

What impact will the proposed changes to Germany's tax and investment laws have on hedge fund administrators?

Does size matter?

A recent study compared returns relative to hedge fund portfolio size, offering interesting insight into the performance versus size debate

Relaxing the rules

The US has eased its regulatory requirements for the registration of hedge fund managers, spelling good news for the industry

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