Hedge Funds Must Factor in the Trump Factor

Just past the midpoint of 2018, hedge funds remain in positive territory. The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index reports hedge funds up 0.29% at mid-June, a figure that will likely remain positive through the remaining days in June. While returns through the first one-half...

The Agony of Choosing a Hedge Fund

Choosing a hedge fund in which to invest is a daunting task. Most understand the concept that past performance is not a guarantee of future success…a truly disheartening disclaimer! For many, funds of funds have grown to be a popular means of avoiding an actual...

The Globalization of the Long Arm of the Law

Even as the Trump Administration eases regulatory burden across all sectors of the national economy, our friends across the pond are laboring to fill the vacuum. Beginning May 25, 2018, all organizations, including hedge funds, must conform their data practices to...

In the Land of the Blind, The One-Eyed Man Is King

The results are in! The first month of the second quarter reveals that 4 months into 2018, hedge fund industry gains stand at a paltry 0.38 percent for the year, according to the HFRI. While one might reasonably conclude that the hedge fund industry is reeling from...

Hedge Funds Gains Turn Negative in February

Snapping a 15-month winning streak, hedge funds saw negative aggregate gains in February, posting a disappointing –1.84 percent return for the month. Nonetheless, HFR reports the industry remains in positive territory for the year, with a net year-to-date gain of...

Assets Soar as Hedge Funds Benefit from Increased Inflows

Hedge fund assets under management (AUM) reached $3.58 trillion at the close of 2017, according to the most recent data from Prequin, and the cash keeps rolling in, with more than $14 billion in positive inflow for the month of January. This the strongest annual start...

How Will the Market Correction Affect Hedge Funds?

It had to happen…eventually. The explosive growth of the market subsequent to President Trump’s election was, at once, both exhilarating and terrifying. Exhilarating in terms of profits and terrifying in that it may all come crashing down. The market was looking for...
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