The Quest for Sustainable Outperformance in Hedge Fund Manager Selection Sep8

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Alternatives have big shoes to fill in most portfolios: they are often intended to both enhance return and reduce risk. The promise that hedge funds and other alternatives can meet this ambitious goal is responsible in large part for their tremendous growth in recent years. However, judging from published data and anecdotal evidence, many investors have been disappointed on both measures as returns have dropped and correlations with traditional investments have risen

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Track Record Investing Sep2

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As the splashy spectacle that was the Rio Olympics slowly recedes into memory, the event can be looked at through an analytic lens. The BBC published a fascinating article: Why do swimmers break more records than runners? And who knew this was even the case?! Those who are schooled in analysis (that includes you, discerning reader!) may ask: what are the conditions that propel this phenomenon of outperformance? It turns out, that there are four factors, three of which are

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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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