Articles and Video on Hedge Funds
Inning 4 of 'Pay the Shareholder': A cyclical opportunity for hedge fund managers
trueThe current “pay the shareholder” regime, which began in earnest in early 2014, is a tremendous cyclical opportunity for hedge fund managers.
Korea Post seeks global macro, market-neutral, event-driven managers
trueKorea Post Savings is seeking global hedge fund managers to run global macro, equity market-neutral and event-driven strategies.
Milwaukee County Retirement System considers lowering bonds, raising equities
trueMilwaukee County Employees’ Retirement System, Milwaukee, is conducting an asset allocation study that is considering reducing fixed income, while increasing equities and real estate.
New Mexico to trim absolute return, boost private equity commitments in 2016
trueNew Mexico State Investment Council, Santa Fe, plans to continue trimming its $1.4 billion hedge funds-of-funds and $924.5 million credit and structured portfolios while increasing its private equity commitment pace in 2016, said Charles Wollmann, spokesman for the $20.5 billion endowment plans, in ...
Loyalty rewards: A better fee structure for all
trueHedge funds have not met pension plan clients' actuarial assumed rates of return.net of fees in the challenging zero-interest-rate policy environment, despite generally producing returns since the financial crisis that met investor expectations gross of fees. One outcome has been an outcry from ...
OFR study: Form PF too wide for hedge fund risk reporting
trueHedge funds reporting their risk exposures to the Securities and Exchange Commission use one method, Form PF, regardless of how dissimilar their risk profiles may be, but it can still help regulators measure market risk exposure with further stratification, said a study released Thursday by the ...
Hedge fund investors looking to maintain, increase allocations — survey
trueThe vast majority — 93% — of institutional investors intend to increase or maintain their current hedge fund allocations in the second half of 2015, a midyear survey by Credit Suisse Capital Services showed.
New Jersey redeems 2 hedge funds of funds
trueThe New Jersey Division of Investment, which manages investments for the $79.1 billion New Jersey Pension Fund, Trenton, will redeem full interest in two hedge funds of funds — Archipelago Partners and Arden Garden State NJ Fund.
eVestment: Investors add $75 billion to hedge funds in first half
trueInvestors added an estimated $75 billion to hedge funds in the first half of 2015, with $48.6 billion coming in the second quarter.
Protege Partners founder joining Credit Suisse to build hedge fund
trueTed Seides, president of the $2 billion Protege Partners, is leaving the firm he co-founded to create a hedge fund at Credit Suisse Asset Management.
Texas County & District adds $90 million to 2 hedge fund investments
trueTexas County & District Retirement System made two additional direct hedge fund investments totaling $90 million to existing managers.
Long/short equity, multistrategy funds lead HF returns halfway through 2015
trueLong/short equity, multistrategy and convertible arbitrage hedge funds were the top three performing strategies of the first half, according to Credit Suisse. Long/short funds gained 3.53%, multistrategy funds were up 3.24% and convertible arbitrage, 2.97%, through June.
Hollywood Police Officers collars EnTrust for hedge fund of funds
trueHollywood (Fla.) Police Officers’ Retirement System hired EnTrust Capital to manage $5 million in a hedge fund of funds.
IRS ends hedge funds' basket options
trueBasket options used by hedge funds to convert short-term capital gains to long-term ones no longer will be allowed, the IRS said.
HFR: Hedge funds return 2.4% in first half of year, topping U.S. markets
trueHedge fund returns ended the first half of the year positively, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite index returning 2.4% in the six months ended June 30.