Emerging Manager 2015 Travel Planner Nov20

Posted by & filed under Hedge Fund Investors, Hedge Fund Performance, White Papers/ Thought Pieces.

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.26.24 AM

Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. As emerging managers start thinking about capital raising for 2015, it’s time to think about travel planning and investor meetings. Even though a recent survey of investors found that two-thirds are willing to meet with a manager in whom they don’t plan to invest, who… Read more »

Mi Alpha Pi – A Look At The Sources of Alpha Nov11

Posted by & filed under Hedge Fund Assets, Hedge Fund Investors, Hedge Fund Performance, White Papers/ Thought Pieces.

Sony_alpha-logo-cinnabar

Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. While at the Grosvenor Small and Emerging Managers Conference last week in Chicago, I started thinking about alpha. Despite all of the naysayers out there quick to announce the death of alpha, I would actually suggest that alpha is alive and well and living in many portfolios…. Read more »

October volatility: Is it crowded in here or is it just me? Nov7

Posted by & filed under Hedge Fund Assets, Hedge Fund Investors, White Papers/ Thought Pieces.

research-390297_640

By Stan Altshuller Introduction Many investors have observed the slow, relentless decline of alpha generated by hedge fund managers. As the industry continues to grow, fewer unique opportunities for alpha exist. Those pockets of dislocation attract a large number of smart, driven managers focused on exploiting those opportunities. Multiple managers participating in similar trade ideas leads… Read more »

Featured Thought Piece: Why Flawed Sales Goals Can Sabotage A Manager Oct30

Posted by & filed under Hedge Fund Assets, White Papers/ Thought Pieces.

Benjamin-Franklin-U.S.-$100-bill-1

One of the most important issues that managers face is projecting from where the firm’s revenues will come next year and beyond, and then establishing specific goals to motivate their sales force to achieve those business objectives. While that approach makes sense, far too many managers set themselves up for failure by setting improper, unrealistic… Read more »