Feeling the Burn – How Emerging Hedge Funds Should Prioritise Spending

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By Diane Harrison, principal of Panegyric Marketing   As another year draws to a close, emerging hedge fund managers wrestle with how to grow their business to the next level, including how to survive another year of cutthroat competition for attracting investors. While the answers to this riddle can be numerous and complex, I thought […] Read more »

New Hedge Funds Cannot Achieve Even 1.5/15% Fees In U.S.

From Eurekahedge/Hedge Fund Insight staff   Table 1 details the average performance and management fees charged by North American hedge funds based on their year of inception and serves to give an idea of how the fee structure for hedge funds has evolved over the last 10 years. Historically hedge fund performance fees have remained […] Read more »

Emerging Hedge Fund Managers’ Time Balancing Act

By Vincent Sarullo,  Tower Fund Services, and Hedge Fund Insight staff   AUM is the lifeblood of the investment management business and competition for assets is fierce. To grow AUM can be the single most difficult aspect of running a hedge fund business. Most small hedge funds are operated by former portfolio managers, traders or […] Read more »

Five Supports For A Positive Hedge Fund Outlook in 2015

By Diane Harrison, principal of Panegyric Marketing   Every year, Preqin publishes their annual review of the hedge fund industry, 120-plus pages of comprehensive data and analyses providing a detailed look at the industry’s make up. According their website, Preqin is the alternative assets industry’s leading source of data and intelligence. Our products and services […] Read more »

Specialized Equity Hedge Funds Preferred By FERI

By Tao Wan, Senior Analyst at FERI AG   Although the global equity indices have been marching higher with low volatility until lately, it has been tough for many Equity Long/Short managers starting late March as the rotation of growth to value began. As a whole the Equity L/S managers have not been able to […] Read more »

Hidden Risks In Large Institutional Hedge Fund Managers

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By Peter Douglas of GFIA   I recently chaired a Bloomberg discussion, targeted at small or growing hedge funds, offering advice on what investors are looking for. My panellists all had at least 10 years’, and in one case 20 years’ experience in the hedge fund or institutional asset management industry, in senior positions. The […] Read more »

Exploiting The Hunger Premium Of Emerging Managers

By Najy Nasser, Chief Investment Officer of HeadStart Advisers Ltd According to the English proverb: ‘hunger is the best sauce.’ In investment terms, those with the most to gain from strong performance, will work hardest to achieve it. Hunger can, therefore, be one of the best sources of return. When it comes to harvesting the […] Read more »

Investors Should Carry Out Their Own Research On Smaller Hedge Fund Managers

By Donald A. Steinbrugge,Managing Partner Agecroft Partners, LLC   Average hedge fund performance has been mediocre at best over the past five years, which is not surprising because most of the asset flows have been concentrated in a small percentage of firms with the largest assets under management. Many of these firms have morphed into […] Read more »

Five Things The Seahawks Super Bowl Win Could Teach A Hedge Fund Manager

By Simon Kerr, Principal of Enhance Consulting   1. The team with the fewest errors is often the winner at the biggest occasions in sport. In this year’s Super Bowl the Denver Broncos turned the ball over five times, conceded a safety from the first snap, and threw two interceptions. It is hard for a […] Read more »