By Andrew Beer Chief Executive Officer of Beachhead Capital Management The model for allocating to equity long/short funds is broken. The mentality of most allocators is to chase the “hot dot” – that is, invest with a fund that performed well recently and hope the hot streak continues. This approach is based on the discredited assumption […] Read more »
Is This What Hedge Fund Replication Is Supposed to Look Like?
By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight When I received the press release headed “IndexIQ Announces December 2015 Performance of Its IQ Hedge Family of Investable Benchmark Hedge Fund Replication Indexes” I thought I would have a look at the (relative) returns. According IQ “the IQ Hedge™ Indexes comprise the first family of […] Read more »
Multi-Strat v Fund-of-Funds: Multi-Strat Has Won Out Because Of Flexibility
By Andrew Beer, Chief Executive Officer of Beachhead Capital Investors and managers find themselves at an interesting inflection point in the evolution of the hedge fund industry. The growth of liquid alternatives has focused attention on what happens when talented hedge fund managers are asked to manage money within the constraints of a mutual […] Read more »
Winton’s Futures Fund is primus inter pares
David Harding There has been a lot of comment in the hedge fund industry on the asset gathering of Winton Capital this year. David Harding’s firm has attracted inflows of over $7bn in 2011, which equates to over 10% of the whole industry’s capital inflows. This is a remarkable market share of the growth for […] Read more »