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Hedge Funds Look Forward to 2013 Revival

April 1, 2013

After a strong finish to 2012 that saw many hedge fund managers enjoy the largest profits in several years, many in the industry are now becoming hopeful that 2013 will bring the same level of success. The Financial Times is reporting that the first quarter of this year will likely be one of the strongest […]

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Asian Hedge Fund Market Struggles Into New Year

March 18, 2013

According to a recent Bloomberg report, all is not well in the Asia hedge fund job market. Many high performing professionals that joined the rush to the promising boom in Asian hedge funds are now returning to the United States or Europe, or are alternatively leaving the industry for other areas of finance. Funds in […]

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Commodity Funds Face Investor Pressure

February 18, 2013

As we’ve seen regularly in the hedge fund industry, if you are not posting exceptional results, your clients are probably taking their money elsewhere. The most recent hedge fund segment to fall victim to this reality has been commodity funds. In 2012, this high volatility segment posted its worst annual performance in over a decade. […]

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Hedge Funds See Volatile Fourth Quarter

February 11, 2013

While positive returns drove overall assets under management higher during the final three months of 2012, the hedge fund industry saw increasing pressure from investor outflows. Hedgeweek reported that total assets climbed an estimated 0.5 percent in December to $2.6 trillion, closing the year at the 2012 peak. Unfortunately for the industry, total hedge fund […]

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Hedge Fund Industry Set to Grow in Asia

February 4, 2013

After a difficult 2011 where funds experienced returns far below relevant equity indices, the Asian hedge fund industry struggled to maintain their client base and assets under management throughout last year. With an average loss in 2011 of 12 percent, it isn’t hard to see why investors ran to the exits in the following months. […]

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Hedge Funds Increase Risk Management Capabilities

January 21, 2013

Since the financial crisis that began in 2007, increased volatility has become the new normal when it comes to managing portfolios. Somewhat surprisingly, the leaders in taking risk have not always put a priority on risk management, placing much of the responsibility with brokers. However, that position seems to be changing, according to a recent […]

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Hedge Funds Become a Leading Asset Class for Institutional Investors

December 17, 2012

While hedge funds have suffered publicly in terms of reputation since the financial crisis, portfolio managers have a different view of the asset class. Over the past several years, institutional investors have been feeling the pain of historically low fixed income yields. Pension funds, trusts and endowments are struggling to earn minimum hurdle rates in order to […]

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