Hedge Funds Review - 2008-05-01

Investors finding value in structured products based on hedge funds

In the search for diversification across asset classes, structured products have a role to play. Investors cautious about taking on or increasing direct exposure to hedge funds, but who would still like a share in the superior upside they can produce,…

Mixed verdict from market on benefits of 130/30 strategy

Assets under management in 130/30 or similar type equity strategies, also known as short extension products, are currently estimated by a variety of sources at around $75bn on a worldwide basis. In these strategies the manager shorts a certain percentage…

Global macro asset allocation approach can generate alpha

Global macro is often viewed as a hedge fund strategy that bases its holdings, such as long and short positions in various equity, fixed income, currency, and futures markets, primarily on overall economic and political views of various countries …

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