Surprisingly Investors Remain Bullish on Hedge Funds

March 5, 2017

After an inglorious 2016, many pundits jawbone about a continued investor exodus from the so-called overpriced and underperforming hedge fund industry. However, the facts are in stark contrast to the rhetoric. January 2017 redemptions total $5.2 billion, about one-quarter of the $19.3 billion outflow the hedge fund industry experienced in January 2016. Furthermore, a substantial […]

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Will Trump’s Core Regulatory Principles Favor Hedge Funds?

February 20, 2017

On February 3, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order that outlined his administration’s core principles for regulating the U.S. financial system. They are: (a) empower Americans to make independent financial decisions and informed choices in the marketplace, save for retirement, and build individual wealth; (b) prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts; (c) foster economic growth and vibrant […]

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How Vested Are Hedge Funds in Trump’s Success?

February 7, 2017

Hedge Fund Research and other respected sources suggest that hedge funds, taken together, gained about one-half of one percent in the month of January, far short of the S&P 500’s gain in the same period. With January in the record books and the balance of 2017 stretching out ahead, what does the future hold for […]

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What Was Under Last Year’s Tree for Hedge Fund Professionals?

January 23, 2017

For starters, around three-quarters of hedge fund professionals will not receive their bonuses until the first quarter of 2017, according to the  Hedge Fund Compensation Report, so, if there was nothing under the tree, no worries, it is coming. What Will Bonuses Look Like This Year? Although the financial media has painted a bleak picture […]

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How Will Hedge Funds Respond to a Dismal Year of Performance?

January 10, 2017

It can’t be sugarcoated. Hedge funds, for the third year running, have concluded another inauspicious year, not only in terms of gains, but also in the context of asset flows and industry growth. Glaring Failures Not to paint the industry with too broad a brush, it is important to begin by saying that the majority […]

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Hedge Funds Face Fierce Headwinds in the Fight to Grow Assets

December 12, 2016

It appears that the hedge fund industry, on average, will end 2016 on the wrong side of the S&P 500, the arbitrary benchmark, which in the eyes of many, heralds a successful level of performance. The S&P 500 is up some 10.5 percent year-to-date, while average aggregate hedge fund gains hover around 4.5 percent. Another […]

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

November 29, 2016

The Clash hit of the same name topped the charts in 1982. More recently, it has become the de facto theme song of many an institutional investor. Of course, Clash did not have pension fund managers in mind when the group penned this tune, but it is descriptive of the dilemma these investors face. Should […]

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