Hedge Funds Review - 2009-02-01
Articles in this issue
Deja vu all over again: regulation in reaction to the financial crisis may miss the target
Financial markets (or politicians) are not known for their long memories. Judging from the latest rash of erratic and somewhat irrational behaviour one could easily believe no one has ever read a history book.
Hope for increased use of derivatives exchanges by hedge funds
While derivatives may be going through a dodgy patch with regulators and the public, the exchanges that trade these instruments expect hedge funds to increase their use of these markets.
Smaller, leaner hedge fund industry expected to emerge in 2009
Do you expect consolidation and convergence of the hedge fund industry over the next 12-18 months?'
Hedge fund replication products
In 2007 an EDHEC study on passive hedge fund replication1 highlighted the inability of existing products to meet investors' needs for hedge fund replication. The factor replication approach fails to deliver accurate out-of-sample replication because of…
Passage to India proves difficult
Hedge funds are struggling to break into the Indian market. While many believe the dramatic fall in the Bombay Stock Exchange in 2008 will push more investors towards hedge funds, significant obstacles block their way, reports Stephen Quigley
CF Carbon Fund: CF Partners
Carbon trading set to yield high returns
Prime brokers look outside Canada
Faced with a competitive and contracting domestic market, Canadian prime brokers are looking to the international markets for growth.
Canada re-thinks strategy
Canada's hedge fund industry was initially built on the foundation of the country's resources. This strategy worked during the commodities bull run but has now run into problems. US Editor Kris Devasabai looks the prospects and challenges for Canada's…
ETFs attract more attention from hedge funds
The exchange-traded fund started life around 15 years ago. While US hedge funds have embraced the use of ETFs, European funds have been slow off the mark. That could be changing.
Multi-strategy model struggles as investor confidence wanes
Investor confidence in multi-strategy funds is wavering. Hedge Funds Review talks to managers to find out how they think the strategy will perform in 2009.
Investable indexes - December 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