In this podcast with Rory Hills of Hilltop Fund Management HFI Publisher Simon Kerr goes into what it is that makes Hilltop different as a fund of hedge funds management company.
The London-based firm has produced some competitive returns during its short life. The monthly returns of the flagship Hilltop Core Select Fund are given below.
Part One (22 mins)
The philosophy behind the Hilltop approach – structuring a FoF to deliver low correlation.
What is a “pure alpha” hedge fund that drives the Hilltop selection?
Heterogeneous hedge funds – Selecting from the bottom up – Opportunity set and an edge.
An example of a manager that qualifies – a South African based manager.
Portfolio Construction – 15 to 20 managers.
Part Two (20 mins)
The process of researching a manager – data review, check box for striking out a manager, meeting a manager.
The key questions asked of hedge fund managers.
Volatility arbitrage and investing in RMBS
Risk weighting funds in the portfolio
A fund for 2013?
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