Hedge Funds Stumble after Six Years of Steady Growth

Anyone scanning the financial headlines might reasonably conclude that the hedge fund industry is hemorrhaging assets like a gut-shot hemophiliac. While true that net asset flows are in the negative for the first time in the years following the financial crisis, these...

Can Time Heal the Hedge Fund Industry’s Wounds?

History is replete with examples of politicians, nations, industries, athletes and professionals of all stripes who have shot themselves in the foot. Gary Johnson, the current Libertarian presidential candidate, is a recent example from the political camp. The hedge...

The Underwhelming Importance of Hedge Fund Outflows

The volume of recently published hyperbole regarding hedge fund asset flows might lead one to believe that the demise of the hedge fund industry is imminent. However, the chart below suggests just the opposite. It reveals a positive trend line with respect to the...

Hedge Funds Need to Finish Strong in 2016

In the aggregate, 2015 hedge fund gains were in the neighborhood of -2.01 percent. The Dow finished 2.2 percent in the red and the S&P 500 bowed out with a 0.07 percent loss. Meanwhile, the Fed signaled an “all’s well” with the economy, by raising the discount...

Teachers Poised to School Hedge Funds

A number of high profile investors have opted out of hedge investment in the first half of 2016. Examples include AIG, MetLife and NYCERS, citing poor performance as the foremost factor, but also expressing concerns with regard to management and performance fees....
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