Citi Introduces New Technology for Hedge Fund Launches

November 14, 2011

Citi Group has introduced a new operating model to help managers launch, manage and build successful hedge funds without making a huge investment in hedge fund technology and non-core functions. Dubbed Citi Prime Finance Hedge Fund 3.0, the outsourcing and partnership framework is designed to help managers achieve greater efficiency across their support functions and [...]

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Hedge Fund Marketing Needs to Improve Says Insider

November 8, 2011

With more than 10,000 active hedge funds in the marketplace, all but the biggest funds have to do a lot more than achieve alpha to show up on potential clients’ radar. Investors are inundated with requests for meetings and receive hundreds of phone calls and emails a week. So how does a hedge fund break [...]

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Sustainable and Responsible Hedge Funds on the Rise

October 31, 2011

Assets in hedge funds and other funds devoted to environmental, social and responsible investing strategies jumped by 16 percent in 2010, according to survey results released by the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI) is making significant inroads into the world of alternative investing. Some $80.9 billion was invested in [...]

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Hedge Fund Trading Technology Moving Further into Currencies

October 24, 2011

The Wall Street Journal reports that computerized, high-frequency trading is now making greater inroads into the hedge fund sector of currency derivatives. A growing number of hedge funds, plus large banks such as Credit Suisse Group AG and Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, are automating a process that used to eat up 25% to [...]

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Massachusetts Goes the Direct Route with Hedge Funds

October 17, 2011

The state of Massachusetts has decided to make direct investments with 11 of the world’s biggest and best-known hedge fund managers, rather than going the fund-of-funds route. Trustees for the state’s $46 billion pension fund have voted to allocate $280 million in this new group of investments according to Reuters. The state’s treasurer says the [...]

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Top 10 Hedge Funds in America

October 10, 2011

Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates headed the list of the top 10 hedge fund rankings in America according to a recent survey released by Absolute Return + Alpha Magazine. Dalio founded Bridgewater in his Manhattan apartment when he was in his early 20s, says Business Insider. Since then, the firm has grown to occupy a 22-acre wooded [...]

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Size of Hedge Funds Impacting Performance

October 3, 2011

Smaller hedge funds have been outperforming mid-size and larger funds, and younger funds have been outdistancing older ones, according to recent research from PerTrac, a leading hedge fund analytics firm. Their most recent report, “Impact of Fund Size and Age on Hedge Fund Performance,” was released this past week. It revealed that funds with less [...]

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Why Hedge Funds of Funds Need to Step Up Their Marketing

September 26, 2011

Maybe it’s a sign of increased investor sophistication. Maybe it’s a sign that funds of funds are not doing a good enough job marketing their value proposition. Either way, the big institutional investors that are driving growth in hedge fund assets these days are shying away from funds of funds, and going the direct route instead. [...]

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Hedge Fund Disaster Recovery Infrastructure Checklist

September 22, 2011

Hedge funds have known for some time the importance of having an effective disaster recovery solution in place. Recent regulations increasingly enforce this as a key principle for business operations. For any system to be effective, however, there are a number of factors which need to be considered prior to implementation. The following disaster recovery [...]

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Black Swan Hedge Funds Grow in Popularity

September 19, 2011

Hedge fund strategies designed to protect investors against unpredictable risks, so-called “Black Swans,” are soaring in popularity, especially as Europe’s debt woes intensify. Hedging against unforeseen events was popularized in the 1980s by traders such as Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who wrote a book about it in 2007 entitled “The Black Swan.”  The term refers to [...]

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