Importance of Funds of Funds to Newer Managers Evident in Seward Kissel Study

From Seward & Kissel   Driven by our ongoing commitment to understanding the dynamics of the hedge fund marketplace and bringing the latest industry color to our clients and friends, each year Seward & Kissel conducts various studies of the most important trends we are seeing that are impacting the hedge fund community. This year, for the second year in a […] Read more »

Size Effect On Performance Still Applies To Hedge Funds in 2017

From Eurekahedge The graphic below shows how hedge fund returns have varied across fund sizes. For June 2017 year-to-date, medium sized hedge funds (US$100m – US$500m) posted the best returns with 3.53% gains, while small and large hedge funds were up 3.40% and 2.64% respectively. Over the past year, small sized hedge funds posted the best […] Read more »

The Critical Challenges For Emerging Hedge Fund Managers

By Evan Judd, Independent Director Bell Rock Group Even in the most challenging and difficult economic environments, the allure of starting a hedge fund is still a powerful draw for many experienced investment professionals. Starting your own firm on your own terms, being your own boss, running things your way, all the while beating the […] Read more »

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 »