Hedge Funds Review - April 2010
Prime broker profile: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Strategy: convertible arbitrage
Counterparty risk shot to prominence in the financial crisis. Hedge Funds Review looks at the models being proposed by prime brokers to aid fund managers in risk mitigation.
A spate of recent surveys and studies has confirmed the hedge fund tree is still alive and growing. Reading between the rings, it seems the financial crisis that reversed growth may have been a good thing for the industry.
Unencumbered cash is probably “the most important risk management tool at the disposal of a hedge fund,” according to a research paper from Columbia University.
In the March article we drew on a recent Edhec-Risk Institute publication on risk control through dynamic core-satellite portfolios of exchange traded funds (ETFs) supported by Amundi (1) to look at the dynamic core-satellite approach to risk management…
Tortoise races ahead
April 2010 launched
The pool of investors willing to provide start-up capital to hedge funds has shrunk significantly since the financial crisis. For the survivors the opportunities have never been greater.
Strategy: global macro
Art of FoHF management: interview with Peter Rigg, head of alternative investments group, HSBC Private Bank
Investor profile: HSBC Private Bank
Pursuing multi-strategy approach to fixed income
Are European and US hedge fund managers diverging?
The February 2010 returns for investable indexes, including Credit Suisse/Tremont Hedge Fund Index, Dow Jones Investable Indexes, Frontier Capital Multi Asset Platform Fund versus the indexes, Hedge Fund Research Indexes and Lyxor Alternative Index.
Profile of Prosperity Capital Management