Hedge Funds Review - November 2009

Hedge funds cautious on commodities

The rally in commodity prices has caught the imagination of investors. However, hedge fund managers believe the downside risks could be greater than most people realise.

Making a good match

What are the main things a hedge fund should consider when choosing a jurisdiction? What are some of the main legal decisions hedge funds need to make before they set up a fund?

Who is John Galt?

The question that permeates Ayn Rand’s legendary Atlas Shrugged has a peculiar resonance at the moment for financial services in general and for hedge funds in particular. Those unfamiliar with the cult novelist may not be aware of the significance.

Investors less enamoured of asset-backed lending

In the wake of the financial crisis, opportunities have arisen for funds exploiting the unwillingness of banks to lend to small companies. Hedge Funds Review out how hedge funds are using asset-backed lending to fill the gap.

Investment grade bonds offer

Increased issuance of US investment grade bonds present increased opportunities, says Scott Service, senior global strategist at Loomis, Sayles & Co. There has already been a huge rally and he is confident “there is more rally to come”.

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