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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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The Hedge Fund Industry Has an Ally in European Parliament

January 28, 2013

The growing pressure that the hedge fund industry is facing from regulators and the few individuals that have been willing to stand against the political tide were featured in a recent piece by the Financial News. Syed Kamall is a member of the European Parliament, representing London, one of the hedge fund centers of the […]

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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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Equity Hedge Funds Look to Earn Their Fees in 2013

January 14, 2013

After sluggish performance over the past several years, investors in equity hedge funds are certainly hoping for better results in the year ahead. According to Barron’s, over the last three years, equity hedge funds have averaged a return of only 3.42 percent. This is less than half the return investors in fixed income funds experienced, […]

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Hedge Fund Industry Marks End of Busy Year for Deals

January 7, 2013

In 2012, large deals in the funds-of-funds segment of the hedge fund industry became a regular occurrence as fund managers sought out bigger partners in order to maintain their position in a difficult economy. According to Pensions and Investments, five of the top twenty-five hedge funds-of-funds managers have changed their ownership structure this year. This […]

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