Are Hedge Funds Becoming Irrelevant

As the quinquennial of the financial crisis approaches, the intrinsic value of the hedge fund industry is being questioned by growing numbers of institutional investors. After nearly a decade of underperformance as compared to major equity indices, this should come as...

Hedge Funds and Private Equity Segue to Real Estate

In the never-ending quest for alpha, hedge fund managers and private equity firms are turning once again to real estate. Bank REO Is the Target According to a recent article in Reuters, Blackstone Group LP has embarked on an innovative strategy which involves the...

Hybrid Concentration Risk Challenges Hedge Fund Managers

The trend in recent years of institutional investors bypassing fund of funds and opting for direct investment into hedge funds based upon investment consultant recommendations is certainly no secret within the hedge fund industry. While the FoHF industry has...

Promising Hedge Fund Strategies for 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...

Two Hedge Fund Strategies Picking Up the Slack

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...
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