Hedge Funds Review - 2009-04-01

Derivatives head for clearing

After the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG, financial service regulators are searching for a way to bring order to the over-the-counter derivatives market. Top of the list are actions aimed at credit default swaps. US Editor Kris…

Mixed reception for 130/30

Despite the enthusiasm with which the 130/30 strategy was first greeted, funds using this technique have failed to attract as much interest as first predicted. Hedge Funds Review talks to a variety of managers about the future for 130/30

Distressed strategy comes into play

The deep discounts on debt securities and expectations of a sharp increase in defaults have created a groundswell of interest in distressed debt strategies. Hedge Funds Review talks to fund managers about this strategy.

Hedge fund reporting challenged

Investors in hedge funds are naturally interested in knowing how hedge fund managers allocate their initial investment and whether this allocation yields positive returns or not. Information on past investment returns is of particular interest, as is…

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