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Narayan Naik

Director of BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre, London Business School

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How to not get caught in hedge fund gates

August 9th, 2011 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Performance, Analytics & Metrics, Today's Post

By Christopher Faille One of the scariest things about hedge funds is the loss of liquidity that such an investment involves, with lock-up periods, redemption suspensions, wonder about what is in the “side pockets,” and worry about getting caught in the clanging gates.

Homogenized hedge funds

October 13th, 2010 | Filed under: Retail Investing, Today's Post

Despite a lot of chatter and an assortment of industry surveys, some still say there hasn't yet been a "comprehensive overview of the differences and similarities of alternative UCITS funds and hedge funds" - until now...Read More

The Five Faces of Alpha

April 6th, 2010 | Filed under: CAPM / Alpha Theory, Today's Post, CAIA Alternative Viewpoints

As we have noted over the past several years, alpha is notoriously difficult to define and isolate since its existence depends not only on the target being observed, but on the perspective of its observer.  The more we study alpha, it seems, the less we know about it. We areRead More

Equity long/short mutual funds “could easily grow twenty-fold over the next five years:” Report

November 9th, 2009 | Filed under: Retail Investing, Today's Post

Are "hedged mutual funds" finally ready for prime time? Read More