After a miserable 2008, the last thing FOF’s needed was David Swenson, CIO of the Yale endowment, one of the most respected endowment chiefs referring to them as,  “Fund of funds are a cancer on the institutional-investor world. they facilitate the flow of ignorant capital.” After poor performance and the miserable Mr. Madoff, Swenson’s comments… Read more »

Clifford Chance offers its view on the expected developments in the rapidly changing hedge fund industry in 2009.   Key developments in 2009 summarized below.     #1 – Hedge fund managers likely to be required to register   #2 – Hedge Funds Likely Will Be Required To Provide Certain Portfolio Information to the SEC… Read more »

Morgan Stanley offers its forecast on the hedge fund AUM trajectory.  From Hedgeworld.        Hedge Fund Assets Seen Down 37% in ’09: Analyst   By Reuters   Monday, January 26, 2009   NEW YORK (Reuters)—Tough times may not be over for a hedge fund business that suffered big losses and saw total assets shrink… Read more »

In keeping in the New Year them of articles suggesting new approaches to hedge fund marketing challenges in 2009. One such article penned by your hosts here at Hedge Connection.       #mce_temp_url# The article raises some excellent checklist items that all funds should be aware of when preparing marketing materials. Opinion: The New World of Hedge… Read more »