Investment Due Diligence Report Halcyon Asset Management, LLC Master Custodial Account Report written by the A Consultant Hedge Fund Research Team March 27, 2015 Executive Summary This review has been requested by The Client. The scope of this review and the rating is limited to the general investment capabilities of Halcyon Asset management, LLC (the […] Read more »
How Do Pension Plans Monitor Their Hedge Funds, For Example Florida SBA?
By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight The Florida State Board of Administration runs the $141bn Florida Retirement System Pension Plan through an Investment Advisory Council. As a public body it’s papers are available online, and an exploration of the material gives an insight into the way large pension plans, and State sponsored plans in […] Read more »
Long/Short Equity Outlook Improving On Correlation and Dispersion Changes
By Juliana Hadas and Andrea Pompili of Neuberger Berman The beginning of this decade was a challenging time for long/short hedge fund performance, with the overall universe having generated negative Jensen’s alpha (risk-adjusted excess returns)—see Figure 1. However, alpha has been rebounding starting with the second half of 2012—a trend we believe will continue. […] Read more »
Edgefolio: the new platform for the hedge fund industry.
By Leo Gasteen, CEO Edgefolio Allocators have it rough. When they are not being bombarded by cold calls and unsolicited emails from hedge fund sales teams, they spend their time trying to find managers through multiple sources – such is the picture of the fragmented hedge fund industry of today. At Edgefolio, we thought […] Read more »
GFIA’s 7 Commandments In The World Of Investment
By GFIA Team, led by Peter Douglas The monthly “thinkpiece” as we call it in GFIA, is usually a qualitative commentary on what we’re seeing at the moment in our world. This month, however, we’re going to go over some of our learnings from 28 years’ exposure to the world of professional investing (and including […] Read more »
Event Driven Is A Strategy For Today’s Erratic Markets
By Bryan Goh In these treacherous times the degree of macro risk in markets is substantial and it is tempting to try to capture these opportunities. The confident macro trader will certainly argue for the opportunity while the fundamental investor may be confounded by factors beyond their considerations. One of the more controlled ways of […] Read more »