Generating Momentum When Raising Assets for a Hedge Fund

September 25, 2012

When it comes to hedge fund marketing and raising assets, generating momentum can prove to be a tough prospect. Raising capital is all about creating relationships, demonstrating solid results and planning. New fund managers starting a hedge fund are immediately faced with the prospect of attracting assets from unfamiliar investors who are going to want [...]

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Investor Questions You Should Expect When Marketing a Hedge Fund

September 13, 2012

When it comes to starting a hedge fund or stepping an existing fund up to the next level, garnering assets through assorted fund solicitation efforts targeted to investor groups ranging from individuals to institutions is an ongoing fact of life—no money and there’s no hedge fund to manage. This holds true whether you’re the new manager [...]

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Small and Large Hedge Fund Managers View JOBS Act Through Different Lens

July 11, 2012

It’s a bit of an understatement to say the hedge fund industry has come under tremendous scrutiny in recent years. Regulators and politicians have engaged in a race to impose their collective will and new rules on the industry as a whole. Fair to say that the vast majority of newly enacted or proposed regulations [...]

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Hybrid Concentration Risk Challenges Hedge Fund Managers

June 26, 2012

The trend in recent years of institutional investors bypassing fund of funds and opting for direct investment into hedge funds based upon investment consultant recommendations is certainly no secret within the hedge fund industry. While the FoHF industry has experienced net redemptions each year dating to 2007, the number of institutional investors utilizing the service [...]

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U.S. Distressed Asset Hedge Funds Positioned to Capitalize on European Opportunities

June 11, 2012

As storm clouds grow darker still over continental Europe and trading markets the world over remain captive to the unfolding events, a number of U.S. distressed debt hedge funds have raised significant capital as of recent to best capitalize on the opportunity. The focus on the European crisis and the opportunities presented for distressed asset [...]

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Smaller Hedge Funds are Hot But Not Easy

May 9, 2012

The number of start-up hedge funds in the US has steadily increased as investors are willing to put their money into such funds. However, only a few of these funds make it beyond their first year of operations. As the industry matures and these new start-up hedge funds learn from previous experiences, the number of [...]

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Hedge Fund Technology Behind the Trade

March 7, 2012

You could run a hedge fund from your laptop. The way things are going, you’ll probably be able to run one from your phone soon. But it’ll be a long time before that becomes a good idea. The main thing investors are concerned about is returns. Still, assuming that there are others in your niche [...]

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Hedge Funds Marketing Effectively to Institutions

February 6, 2012

Despite a dismal year for performance and continued attacks on hedge funds in the media, the industry stills seems to be doing a good job at marketing and attracting money from big institutional investors. First, there’s a survey from hedge fund service provider SEI that shows 38% of institutional investors plan to invest more money [...]

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Promising Hedge Fund Strategies for 2012

January 30, 2012

Hedge fund managers speaking at the Gaim USA 2012 conference in Boca Raton, Florida, this past week identified two of the most promising hedge fund strategies and sources of alpha for 2012. Hedge fund managers are already licking their chops over the potential of distressed debt investments in Europe, as the continent’s banks struggle to strengthen [...]

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Two Hedge Fund Strategies Picking Up the Slack

January 23, 2012

There are a few bright spots as hedge fund managers come off a dismal year for hedge fund performance. Two hedge fund strategies are showing the biggest inflow from investors looking to cash in on volatility. Discretionary and systematic macro funds, which actively trade across all asset classes, showed a net inflow of $7.9 billion [...]

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