Hedge Funds Review - 2009-06-01
Experience coupled with a big heart
The big question hanging over global macro is whether it can continue to outperform other strategies as it did in 2008. The majority of managers think it could still be a winner.
What strategy will be the top performer in 2009?
At mid-point 2009 the hedge funds industry is seeing a lot more than just green shoots - more like a rose garden with serious pruning issues and a tendency to grow wild.
Art is not generally seen as an investable asset class. For some hedge funds, however, trading art can be as profitable as any other strategy. Kris Devasabai and Stephen Quigley examine how art is being successfully traded
The ninth annual Hedge Funds Review European Performance Awards winners were announced at a gala black-tie dinner at the Royal Horticultural Halls, London on May 6.
Although volumes going through dark venues in Europe remains small, there are signs this type of trading will grow and could soon catch up to the US volume. Margie Lindsay looks at how hedge funds could use dark venues
The subprime crisis made investors wary of the shares of financial institutions. The share prices of these institutions have experienced exceptionally steep falls, none more so than those of the summer of 2008.
Russia's plus points are becoming more difficult to discern amid ever darker economic storm clouds. With an economy and industrial sector mired in Soviet-era techniques, it is difficult to see the upside.
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
Hedge fund managers are emphasising their commitment to compliance and operational best practices as regulators and investors step up their scrutiny of the industry.