What Is Really Behind the Decline in Hedge Fund AUM?

Hedge funds and Republicans have at least one thing in common—media pundits rarely pass-up an opportunity to take a swipe at them when they falter. And hedge funds have faltered. Hedge fund assets under management (AUM) fell below last year’s hard won $3 trillion...

AIG  First to Offer  Bold Response to Hedge Fund Declines

Since the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) made the decision to redeem $4 billion of its assets from hedge fund investments in Q4 of 2014, no major hedge fund investor has made a similar public statement of similar intentions…until now. During...

Top Hedge Funds Pursue Soros-Like Returns on the Yuan

In the fall of 1992, George Soros rose to prominence by winning his gamble against the British Pound, earning not only a place in history but, $1.5 billion in profits. Today, many prominent names in the hedge fund industry are seeking similar results at the expense of...

Can a Small Hedge Fund Survive Its Unique Fiscal Challenges?

Hedge funds, in the aggregate, turned in an abysmal performance in 2015. Moreover, this appalling performance hangs like an albatross around the necks of funds both small and large, making the prospect of growing assets under management (AUM) that much more...

Are Hedge Funds Dead or Just Badly Wounded?

The year 2015 is one more for the dustbin of history and marks the second straight year of uninspiring hedge fund performance.  If anything separates 2015’s performance from 2014’s, it is that 2015 was not a solo performance. The S&P 500, that vaunted faux...

More Hedge Funds Make the Transition to Family Offices

Hedge funds, already an exclusive investment option, have been made even more restrictive by the definition of a qualified investor. Now we are seeing a trend in the direction of even greater exclusivity as hedge funds return outside investors’ capital and transform...
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