A Q&A With A Hedge Fund Investment Genius (Self Declared)

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From the Publisher   HFI is fortunate to bring you an exclusive to start 2019. The New Year begins with a revealing Q&A with hedge fund genius Simon Henriksen, CIO and CEO of London-based spin-out Henriksen Asset Management (aka HAM). Whilst every effort has been made to ensure a high level of accuracy in the following, […] Read more »

Algo Selection at Quantopian

By Dr. Jess Stauth*, Quantopian’s Managing Director on the Investment Team, transcribed by HFI   Quantopian is a Boston-based company that has created a crowd-sourced hedge fund by facilitating freelance quantitative analysts to develop and test trading algorithms. The firm licenses the best algorithms to buy and sell securities. Quantopian is backed by venture capital firm […] Read more »

Behavioural Analysis for Investors in Hedge Funds

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By Aimee F. Kish, CAIA and Leanne ten Brinke, Ph.D. on behalf of TeamCo Advisers Introduction Emoji is widely considered the fastest growing language in the world. Deemed the first truly global vernacular, Emoji has spread dramatically since its creation in 1999. The language consists of static objects, gesturing hands, depictions of actions, and a […] Read more »

Money Bytes – Video Interview with Michael Van Biema

From Money Bytes   Interview with Michael Van Biema, Chief Investment Officer of Van Biema Value Partners from Money Bytes. Michael van Biema is the founder and managing principal of van Biema Value Partners, LLC. Michael established the firm in October 2004. Michael was previously a faculty member of Columbia Business School from 1992 to […] Read more »

The Buyers’ Lot in Mergers & Acquisitions

By Ariel Markelevich, Ph.D., CMA, and Leena Roselli for Financial Executives Research Foundation, Inc.   Based on recently published financial information, Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity has been on the rise since 2009 with 2013 activity volume valued at $2.9 trillion-the highest since 2008’s $3.1 trillion mark.1 This upward trend has continued into the first […] Read more »

Is This The Most Costly Graphic In The Hedge Fund Industry?

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight The world is full trusims and half-truths as well as data and information. The hedge fund industry has a disproportionate share of all of these. And this graphic and it’s heading are a major contributor to the truism and half-truth columns: “An alarmingly high proportion of hedge […] Read more »

PODCAST With London’s Hilltop Fund Management

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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 […] Read more »

The End is Nigh for Smaller Funds of Hedge Funds

For some time there have been questions raised about the sustainability of the business models of funds of hedge funds as a category. There is no doubt that they will continue to exist and that there will be winners as well as losers. But the rising tide of assets in the hedge fund industry is […] Read more »

Translations of a Due Diligence Meeting for a Hedge Fund

A well prepared due diligence meeting has a subtext. The following translations will help hedge fund managers understand from where their interrogators (and potential investors) are coming. Do you have any plans to add any employees? (Do you plan to re-model your house in the near future or are you going to back the growth […] Read more »

The Dangers of Mixing the Functions in a Hedge Fund Management Company

In an in-depth due diligence questionnaire of a hedge fund manager there is often a question about the outside business interests of the principals. For an organisation with a broad team of decision makers managing investments this is less of a concern. To the extent that there is a single presiding talent who sets the […] Read more »