Hedge Funds Review - 2008-11-01

Indices offer diversification for portfolios

As an asset class, commodities demonstrate unique characteristics that make them useful for portfolio diversification. Often seen as too risky for investors, the use of an index gives exposure and diversity with a lower risk element. Jamie Wynn-Williams…

CTAs find a profitable course in risky waters

CTA/managed futures funds have been the top performers in the hedge fund world this year. US Editor Kris Devasabai and reporters Stephen Quigley and Jamie Wynn-Williams analyse the risks facing the funds and investors in a volatile market

Hedge funds harness volatility in turbulent markets

Trading volatility can help hedge funds to diversify their portfolios and generate alpha in a challenging market. Kris Devasabai and Stephen Quigley report on the strategies employed by volatility traders and its emergence as an asset class

Carbon markets defy global downturn

Carbon trading, while slow to take off, is beginning to catch on with hedge funds as a new asset class. Kris Devasabai, US Editor, and Stephen Quigley report

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