Hedge Funds Review - 2009-01-01

IT spending set to fall below $1bn

As hedge fund managers square up to the most precipitous market challenges in their history, the industry is likely to have to contend with the prospect of less cash, fewer assets under management and slashed technology budgets.

Trapped in a deleveraging spiral

One of the biggest seismic shifts in 2008 was away from leverage. Easy credit has gone for good. Hedge Funds Review examines what options hedge funds have now that the easy credit has dried up

Investable indexes - November 2008

Credit Suisse /Tremont Hedge Fund Index - Dow Jones Hedge Fund Benchmarks - Frontier Capital Multi-Asset Platform Fund - Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index - HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index - Lyxor Global hedge Fund Index

Alternatives as inflation hedges

Most of modern asset pricing theory and portfolio selection analysis is based on fund separation theorems. These, in a nutshell, advocate that performance and risk are two conflicting objectives that are best managed separately.

Industry tackles valuation anxieties

The methodologies and processes used to value illiquid securities in hedge fund portfolios have become a hot topic for managers and investors alike. Hedge Funds Review examines some of the challeges and issues facing managers and administrators

Island prepared to fight

Rising out of the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man does not at first glance appear the ideal home for hedge funds. Over the last few years, it has aggressively courted the hedge fund world and believes it is now poised to become one of the major players

Standard bearer for the future

The prominence of the Hedge Funds Standards Board and its role in championing hedge funds has increased since the appointment of a permanent chairman in July 2008. Chairman Antonio Borges believes he and the board have a crucial role to play in helping…

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