Hedge Funds Review - 2007-08-01

London raises the bar...

As the London Stock Exchange says it will launch the Specialist Fund Market for hedge and other specialist funds, David Walker examines listing options

Unbiased reporting

Edhec's Walter Gehin assesses the importance of database quality and impact on various biases, on hedge fund returns

Divide and rule?

MSS Capital's head of structuring in EMEA, Caelim Parkes examines the benefits and drawbacks of managed accounts, in answering why at least a portion of one's hedge fund assets should be managed in segregated accounts

Basel bonanza a boon for cold hard cash

While hedge funds may be used to holdings in cash management funds for investor redemptions, Basel II has given banks a greater incentive, to allow their use as collateral as well, Solomon Teague reports

Smart money

ION Asset Management has made quite an impression managing its Israel long/short equity fund, chalking up 34.7% net in its first year to 30 June. David Walker spoke with ION's co-founder Stephen Levey (pictured below) to find out more...

The best possible outcome...

Whether trading on exchanges or outside their boundaries, managers will find themselves compelled by the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive to ensure they are measuring, achieving and monitoring 'best execution.' But London lawyers counsel…

Best of breed

Hedge Funds Review honoured Europe's most successful single hedge funds managers and hedge fund groups in July, in London, at its annual single-manager European Performance Awards. The envelope please, and the winners were…

Where change equals opportunity

Flux is a good thing if you know what to do with it. In changing markets that produce evolving opportunities, some of the hedge fund managers at Threadneedle Investments sat down in London recently, to discuss the challenges and opportunities the markets…

The magic of macro...

While getting the strategy and manager mix right may be the 'visible' end of a successful fund of hedge funds house, Permal's Omar Kodmani explains to Solomon Teague advances, such as those in technology are also allowing the $35bn London house to…

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