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Looking for Bias: Hedge Funds, Funds of Funds and Prime Brokers

Nov 28th, 2019 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Strategies, Equity Hedge Funds, Newly Added, Institutional Investing, Funds of Hedge Funds, The A.I. Industry, Hedge Funds, Structure of the Hedge Funds Industry, Allocating to A.I.

Prime brokers help funds of hedge funds identify hedge funds, which creates what the authors of a new paper call a PB bias. This means that portfolios are overweighted to the hedge funds serviced by the connected prime brokers. The scholars tested (and confirmed) the intuitive hypothesis that the biasRead More

Hedge Funds Stronger in January, Thanks to The Fed

Mar 3rd, 2019 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Performance, Analytics & Metrics, Hedge Fund Strategies, CTA, Industry Size & Managers, Equity Hedge Funds, Newly Added, Benchmarking & Performance Attribution, Event-Driven Hedge Funds, Funds of Hedge Funds, The A.I. Industry, Macro and Managed Futures Funds, Hedge Funds, Relative Value Hedge Funds

Risk-on sentiment returned in January, with good news on trade talks and with the Federal Reserve in the United States putting some distance between itself and its 2018 hard-money stance (the Fed started saying in January that it would be “patient” about selling off-balance sheet assets). Globally, hedge funds grewRead More

Eurekahedge on Funds of Hedge Funds: A Downward Spiral

May 27th, 2015 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Strategies, Alpha Strategies, Fees

A new report by Eurekahedge says that the rise of new products such as hedge fund trackers and related developments since the global financial crisis have set the fund of funds world into a downward spiral whence it has yet to recover. Read More

Funds of Hedge Funds May Be Down, But Don’t Count Them Out

Dec 6th, 2012 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Institutional Investing, Alpha Strategies, High-net-worth investors

Away from the bleak headlines, the funds of hedge funds industry is quietly reinventing itself.Read More

Mark Casella on the Future of Hedge Fund Industry: Part One

Jul 30th, 2012 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Strategies, Alpha Strategies

Mark Casella, leader of the U.S. alternatives group at PwC, tells us why he thinks funds of funds still have a role to play in the future of the hedge fund industry, although "we have seen more and more institutions invest directly in hedge funds rather than through funds of funds." This is the first part of a two-part transcript of a broader discussion.Read More

Alpha Hunters: A Conversation with Peter Stein

May 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Institutional Investing, Alpha Hunters, Alpha Strategies

New columnist Charles Skorina interviews Peter Stein, veteran alternative investments professional.Read More

U.S. Rejoins the Globe, Say Consultants

Mar 28th, 2012 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Real Estate, Private Equity, CTA, Institutional Investing, Alpha Strategies

Consultants expect that managers' need to generate steady income in a low interest rate environment will drive a lot of portfolio turnover in 2012, inclusive of the movement of alternatives into core positions within portfolios, and it will drive one-time U.S. focused investors and managers to look abroad. Meanwhile, pensions are retreating toward passive mandates. Read More

What up with the Hedge Funds of Funds Index last year? Theories abound.

Feb 15th, 2010 | Filed under: Performance, Analytics & Metrics

Academics and researchers who study the hedge fund industry sometimes say that the best way to gauge the average performance of hedge funds is to look at an index of funds of funds (FoFs), not an index of hedge funds themselves.  The funds of funds, the argument goes, contain manyRead More