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Hedge Funds Face Compensation Overhaul

April 8, 2013

Over the past several years, since the height of the financial crisis, the financial industry faced increasing criticism regarding executive compensation. Around the world, taxpayers saw financial institutions being bailed out with public money, while bankers in general were forced to sacrifice very little. While there were some short term reductions in bonuses and incentives […]

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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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Hedge Funds Faces Higher Compliance Standards

March 25, 2013

Though much of the financial industry has accepted and instituted stronger compliance and oversight measures following the financial crisis, a recent report from Risk.Net leaves many wondering if the hedge fund industry is on the same page. According to a Corgentum Consulting survey of Operational Due Diligence (ODD) analysts, a large majority of risk professionals […]

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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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Hedge Fund Size a Key Driver of Performance

March 11, 2013

The performance of hedge funds based on relative size has been a topic of discussion for several years. Many studies have been published attempting to determine whether fund size is a key indicator of expected returns. In order to add additional information into this debate, recently took a look at the results of 3,000 […]

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Hedge Fund Regulation a Threat to the Industry

March 4, 2013

Across the financial industry, regulation has become the name of the game as officials attempt to reign in risk-taking activities that led to the financial crisis. Unfortunately for the financial industry, much of the regulation is being driven by politics and public opinion, which can be dangerous in a complex environment that is not always […]

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Hedge Fund Industry Posts Positive Growth in 2013

February 25, 2013

The hedge fund industry saw its assets under management climb to $2.6 trillion in 2012 as strong performance and net investment inflows benefited the sector. Performance alone accounted for $116.3 billion in growth as stronger global markets created more opportunities for hedge fund managers. In terms of investor flows, the sector saw $29 billion in new […]

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