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Hedge Funds Regain Popularity

It seems that hedge funds are finally looking like a good bet again these days.  They are regaining popularity with investors with demand significantly increasing.    According to a recent Credit Suisse Group AG survey, net demand for hedge fund allocation is the highest it has been in three years.  Last year it was 12 percent and the number for 2018 stands at 28 percent.

According to Credit Suisse Capital Services Strategic Advisory and Content Head, Joseph Gasparro:

“As investors start to look at hedge funds in terms of their broader portfolio, they’re using or employing more-customized solutions via managed accounts and nontraditional structures where they’re assessing hedge funds in numerous ways to fulfill their needs and objectives… Volatility has returned after years of benign, very calm markets. At the same time, investors in hedge funds are finding a middle ground in terms of fees and terms. It feels a lot more constructive.”

In addition, hedge fund fees are diminishing which also adds to their increased popularity.

Hedge Fund Management over the Years

In this video put out by the Milken Institute earlier this month, Bloomberg TV’s Editor-at-Large Erik Schatzker opens a discussion on hedge fund strategies and other issues looking to the future of the industry. On these topics he sits with the following individuals: • Dmitry Balyasny – Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Balyasny… Continue Reading

Crypto Hedge Funds?

There has been quite a lot of volatility with crypto hedge funds over the last few months.  But does this mean that they should be completely discounted?  Should we take a break for a while, or make that long term? Adding to this issue is Americans lack of understanding of its regulatory status. Still, having… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Investments: Good or Bad Idea?

While managers are doing well, are hedge funds all that?  Yes and no.  hedge fund portfolios have, traditionally actually performed well but this success can be substantially diluted due to service provider fees. It has been said that it is the hedge fund investors who suffer these fees ultimately.  But we’re not convinced that’s true. … Continue Reading

Nigeria and Capital Markets

For the economy in Nigeria to grow and flourish, capital markets are “critical.”  According to Nigerian Stock Exchange CEO Oscar Onyema – in his recent address to the 5th Lagos and London Capital Markets in Partnership Conference – for growth to really happen, Nigeria needs a “solid and vibrant capital market ecosystem that will attract… Continue Reading

M&A News

The acquisition by Principal Financial Group of RobustWealth is happening.  With both corporations working together on the deal for nearly a year, the details are that in the deal, RobustWealth will “retain its open architecture philosophy and operate independently under a management committee within Principal [and] will continue to sell their platform to firms outside… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Agents: The New Player

In this video, Professor John C Coffee, Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia University, discusses his winning paper in the ECGI Law Series in 2017. It examines the “new world of hedge fund activism.” New agent –which aggregates the support of many institutional investors and brings pressure to bear on the board for issues… Continue Reading