A Certified Value – 5 Reasons Emerging Managers Are Worth A Look Aug11

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Beware the industry naysayers who proclaim hedge funds aren’t worth their salt/fees/risk/terms/etc. Sweeping generalizations may make good headlines, but they are invariably proven false by the minority that refutes them through action/statements/results/etc. Investors who take the time and effort to look under the ‘hedge fund hood’ can find real value among emerging managers who traverse the less-traveled paths of finance. Let’s take a look at five reasons why smaller managers deserve examination by investors seeking a different perspective and outcome in alternatives

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Why Emerging Managers Now? Aug10

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Traditional asset classes appear to offer uninspiring beta returns at present, and recent years’ hedge fund returns have disappointed both in magnitude and diversification benefits, likely reflecting capacity pressures associated with the concentration of AUM and inflows with larger funds. We argue that, by contrast, Emerging hedge funds offer a rich opportunity set with far fewer capacity issues where skilled managers with concrete competitive advantages in less efficient, smaller capitalization market segments can generate better, more sustainable and less correlated excess returns

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Creating “Recovery Classes” to Help Raise Hedge Fund Investor Capital Aug3

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In light of recent volatility in the markets and generally lackluster performance in the hedge fund industry, many investors have seen their hedge fund investments lose value. Consequently, raising new capital and retaining existing capital has become increasingly difficult for hedge fund sponsors. Not surprisingly, one of the most commonly asked questions of late by fund sponsors is

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Hedge Funds Gain +0.94% in May – Underperforming Indices Jun22

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Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +0.94% in May (-0.05% YTD), while the S&P 500 gained +1.53% (+2.59% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained +0.08% (+2.08% YTD), and the NASDAQ Composite Index jumped +3.62% (-1.19% YTD). Bonds were positive on the month, as the Barclays Aggregate Bond Index gained +0.03%, (+3.46% YTD).

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