Global Macro – Why Should Investors Even Bother? – Graphic of the Day

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In the last ten years Global Macro funds at the index level have produced annual returns of 5%-plus on only three occasions. For comparison Distressed funds produced 5%-plus in five of those years. Of the eight strategy groups analysed, Global Macro funds produced the lowest annualised return over the last decade. Global Macro funds beat […] Read more »

Hedge Funds to Private Investment Offices – More than a Tendency, less than a Trend

By Bijesh Amin, Co-founder and managing director, Indus Valley Partners   Recently several high-profile hedge fund managers, Michael Platt of BlueCrest Capital, Scott Bommer of SAB Capital and Steve Cohen of SAC Capital (now Point 72),  have decided to hand back investor capital either due to hassles over regulation and investor over-reach ( i.e. the […] Read more »

More Hedge Funds Are Going To Become Family Offices

By David Bain of Family Capital Hedge funds aren’t doing well in terms of performance – that will just increase the number of family offices. A recent report by Citibank on the global hedge fund industry found that assets in the sector fell in August this year by $78.4 billion, the biggest fall since October […] Read more »

America’s Richest Hedge Fund Managers

From Forbes America’s Richest Hedge Fund Managers       Read more »

Free Nuggets

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros before retiring at 37 and becoming The Investment Biker. He was  interviewed for Jack Schwager’s first “Market Wizards” book.  In the course of the interview he described his concept of “found money” – money sitting in the corner […] Read more »

Laurentia Successfully Dances With The Markets

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight Neil Meadows categorises global macro managers into two types – tactical managers and thematic managers. Classic tactical managers would be the Palindrome (George Soros), Mike Novogratz of Fortress and George Papamarkakis of North Asset Management. Examples of thematic managers given by Meadows are Guillaume Fonkenell of Pharo […] Read more »