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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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Headwinds Faced by Hedge Fund Marketers

January 16, 2012

Not only did several high-profile hedge fund managers such as John Paulson have a tough year in 2011, it now appears that performance data for the entire industry is being called into question. Research indicates that the aggregate data used by hedge funds to justify their performance edge has been systematically inflated or manipulated, writes [...]

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Could 2012 Be a Better Year for Hedge Fund Startups?

January 9, 2012

During the financial crisis, investors flocked to the safe haven of big, well-established hedge funds. But the lackluster returns of some of these funds may have tempered the notion that bigger is better. Smaller funds and hedge fund start-ups offer a healthy premium to investors brave enough to take the leap, says Jeroen Tielman, CEO [...]

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Hedge Fund Marketing Year in Review

January 2, 2012

It’s no secret that 2011 was a disappointing year for the hedge fund industry in terms of overall performance. Despite that, investor interest in alternative investments remains strong and the industry is not seeing the spike in redemptions that accompanied the 2008 crisis. Among the developments we covered in 2011, we watched as funds adjusted [...]

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Hedge Fund Marketers Have Less to Fear in 2012

December 26, 2011

Although there are storm clouds on the horizon, including the Eurozone crisis, volatile markets, and a hangover from mediocre performance in 2011, hedge funds may have less to fear in 2012 says Donald A. Steinbrugge in a guest article for Opalesque. Steinbrugge is Managing Partner of Agecroft Partners, a global consulting and third party marketing [...]

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Hedge Fund Marketers Worried About New California Law

January 17, 2011

Following the lead of states such as New York, Illinois and New Mexico, California has stipulated that hedge fund marketers who solicit money from the state’s two largest pension plans must register as lobbyists. What’s more, they can no longer be paid an incentive fee for a successful placement. The new law affects the California Public [...]

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Hedge Fund Launches Spike in 2010

January 3, 2011

The pace of new hedge fund launches picked up considerably in 2010. In total, 260 new funds launched during Q3 alone, according to data from Hedge Fund Research and reported by Reuters. That outpaces the 201 new funds launched in the second quarter, and 224 funds launched in the last quarter of 2009. All together, some [...]

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Hedge Fund Investors Eager to Sow Capital Seeds

December 28, 2010

Data taken from the 2011 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Investor Review reveals that the difficult fund raising conditions of the past 2 years has fueled demand for seed capital injections that investors are increasingly keen to meet. There has been a surge in the provision of seed capital from hedge fund investors over the past [...]

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Hedge Fund Marketing at Core of EU Fund Controversy

July 6, 2010

Effectively US hedge funds will find it next to impossible to market into the European Union. When two Bear Stearns hedge funds collapsed in June and July of 2007, the resulting questioning of the safety of investing in hedge funds created an initial political motivation for regulating the industry, especially the issue of hedge fund [...]

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