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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Agecroft Partners: Top HF industry trends for 2015 Jan6

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Each year, Agecroft Partners predicts the top hedge fund industry trends through their contact with more than two thousand institutional investors and hundreds of hedge fund organizations. Because the hedge fund industry is very dynamic and constantly changing, it is important for firms to anticipate what changes are likely to occur. Those who effectively evolve

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New Year’s Resolutions for Investors & Managers (Part One) Jan6

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Meredith Jones from Alternative Investment Research contributed the following post. As we enter 2015 refreshed from vacations, overstuffed with tasty victuals and perhaps even slightly hung-over, it’s time for that oh-so-hopeful tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Many of you probably resolved to spend more time with your family, eat better, exercise more, floss daily, or

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AUM Over Three Trillion, A Deadline Extended, And Whitney’s Biggest Investor Sues Dec25

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Hedge Fund AUM Up To $3.070 Trillion A two-month decline in hedge fund performance came to an end in November as the hedge fund industry saw positive results last month, according to the November 2014 eVestment Hedge Fund Performance Report.   Via: Hedgeco.net Federal Reserve Extends Deadline for Banks to Sell Hedge Fund Stakes The Federal Reserve extended the deadline for bank

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