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Hedge Fund Placement Agents, Unicorns and Other Mythical Creatures

August 17, 2010

You may have heard of a mythical creature called a finder or hedge fund placement agent – somebody, not otherwise connected to the financial industry, who can help you with starting a hedge fund by introducing you to wealthy friends. In return for this informal assistance with hedge fund marketing, you would pay this finder [...]

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Hedge Fund Directories – Interview with Jerry Chrisphonte – Part One

August 3, 2010

Recently we had the pleasure of interviewing Jerry Chrisphonte, CEO of Hedge FundDirectories.net, to talk about the hedge fund marketing and hedge fund directories.  He provides some solid insight for investment marketers. Here is an excerpt from part one of that interview. HFMA:  Before we start talking about the industry, maybe you could just give [...]

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Institutional Investors Swap Funds of Funds

July 26, 2010

Institutional investors are swapping funds of funds for direct hedge fund investments. Preqin surveyed 50 global investors from a wide range of institutions including public and private sector pension funds asset managers, insurance companies, banks, foundations, family offices and endowments, to gather information about their hedge fund portfolios and appetite for funds of hedge funds [...]

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Hedge Fund Manager Due Diligence

July 20, 2010

By all accounts, hedge fund investors – always a skeptical lot – have been more circumspect about their chosen fund managers since the Madoff scandal – and the Stanford, Kerviel, Cioffi and Tannin, Greenwood and Walsh, Cosmo, Petters, Nami, Traynor, Jones, and Randolph scandals — came to light over the past couple years. It’s no [...]

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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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Hedge Fund Marketing and Compensation

June 7, 2010

When most people talk about hedge fund compensation, the conversation turns to the top paid hedge fund managers such as George Soros, David Tepper or John Paulson. This is understandable, of course. How can we ignore that, in the worst U.S. economy in decades, top hedge fund managers earned over $25 billion in compensation? How [...]

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What is a Forex Hedge Fund?

April 24, 2010

We are finding increased interest in Forex hedge funds. Before discussing in depth, we should start  at the beginning and answer the basic questions. What is Forex ? The term “Forex” stands for foreign exchange. The foreign exchange market is a global market where currencies are traded and these trades take place 24 hours per [...]

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