Hedge Funds Review - 2008-03-01

Chasing transparency: replication may be the key

Transparency is something almost all investors into hedge funds want but which hedge funds are reluctant to provide. Phyllis Feinberg critiques a returns-based technique that could provide greater transparency for funds.

Hedge funds keen to attract family office investment

Family offices with substantial assets can often be an attractive investor market for hedge funds. Dealing with these family offices, however, can be very different from coping with the typical institutional investor. Sara Utecht and Jamie Wynn-Williams…

Curse of interesting times

We live in interesting times. The Chinese blessing (or curse) seems to be pursuing markets well into 2008. The first quarter looks set to continue its volatile and uneven performance while the US Federal Reserve still appears to have no real plan for…

Germany cold shoulders hedge funds

The German government is relatively hostile to hedge funds, but institutional investors see the advantages of these investment vehicles. Jamie Wynn-Williams examines the legislative and regulatory environment and discusses the future of German industry.

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