#SaveTheEmergingManager – Video Jan21

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Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. Recent asset flow patterns and fund closures reveal that small (and new) hedge funds may be on the endangered species list. Recent data shows that funds need at least $250 million to break even, and even that may not be enough to successfully run a

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Managed Futures Rocked 2014, A Volatility Video, And Poor, Poor Paulson Jan14

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Large Hedge Funds Outperform For Second Year In A Row According to eVestment, a strong dollar and falling energy prices benefit systematic strategies, credit funds limp into year end. Aggregate hedge fund performance was -0.15% in December, the industry’s fourth monthly decline in the second half of 2014. The drop brought Q4 performance to a

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Hedge Fund Marketing: From Oxymoron to Best Practices Jan12

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This article was written by Gordon G. Andrew. Gordon is a Partner at Andrew + Selikoff Partners   This past September, the well-respected marketing firm, Peppercom, conducted in-depth research involving nearly 300 of the hedge fund industry’s largest firms, to measure how those funds are currently applying standard marketing tools & tactics including websites, social media,

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2014: The Worst Year – Position Sizing Jan9

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By Joe Peta At Novus we’ve examined the performance of many hundreds of hedge funds and we’ve found that, by far, the most important skill to possess is the ability to size positions effectively.  That’s because unlike Exposure Management, and to a lesser degree Security Selection, the ability to size positions efficiently is the most persistent

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2014: The Worst Year – Security Selection Jan8

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By Joe Peta While funds may attempt to tactically shift their exposure to the market, it’s rarely something they pitch to investors in meetings.  Sit in on virtually any meeting between a PM and potential investors in her fund and you are certain to hear the PM extol the firm’s ability to pick stocks.  They “kick

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