Hedge Funds Review - 2009-03-01

Time for Darwinian evolution

Hedge funds are at a critical stage in their evolutionary development. If they do not now step up and take control of their destiny, they may find external forces drive them to at worst, extinction, or at best, a very different structure to what they are…

Energy fortunes tied to global economy

After one of the worst years ever, funds in the energy sector are fewer and leaner. However, there is still value and good returns to be made if managers know where to look and have the right trading skills. Hedge Funds Review talks to managers about the…

Investable indexes - January 2009

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

Technology drives fund administration

Hedge fund administration is fast becoming an information technology business. In order to meet industry demands for greater transparency and more frequent reporting, fund administrators are revisiting their operational platforms and investing in…

Flight to quality defines Luxembourg regime

Luxembourg is the second largest fund centre in the world after the US. Its open-minded regulator, fund-friendly legislation and regulation and developed cross-border distribution makes it a leader in Europe. Jamie Wynn-Williams reports

Quant comes back fighting in 2009: quantitative strategies

Quantitative funds have had a mixed reception. Some have managed to navigate the volatile markets; others have fared less well. Investors, however, are still cautious when it comes to putting money into what many see as complicated and risky ventures…

Seismic changes hit fund derivatives

Participants in the European structured products industry face an unprecedented challenge in managing counterparty risk. One of the beneficiaries of the crisis of confidence will be the structured funds industry. At the same time liquidity shortages and…

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