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....

What Hedge Funds Need to Know About Investor Expectations

It is no secret that institutional investors are the bread and butter of the hedge fund industry. Those doubting that statement should take a moment to review the media coverage surrounding the CalPERS redemptions announced in the fall of 2014. While wealthy...

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...
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