Articles and Video on Hedge Funds
Shadow banking could become a risk to financial system — conference speaker
trueThe shadow banking sector — which includes hedge funds and private equity funds — has the potential of being a risk to the financial system, said John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management-U.S.
University of Maine drops Cube Capital for hedge fund of funds
trueUniversity of Maine System, Bangor, terminated hedge fund-of-funds manager Cube Capital, which managed $15 million for the system's $271 million managed investment pool of six endowment funds and $1.7 million for the system's $40 million defined benefit plan.
Och-Ziff's AUM increases 13.4% for the year on strong credit gains
trueOch-Ziff Capital Management Group reported $48.3 billion in assets under management as of March 31, up 1.7% in the quarter and up 13.4% in the 12-month period.
Diversified portfolios of hedge funds for small and large asset allocators
trueHedge funds — and any other asset or investment strategy for that matter — should be included in a portfolio until the marginal benefits of additional investment equal the marginal costs of additional investment.
New Mexico PERA goes with AQR for portable alpha strategy
trueNew Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association committed $400 million to AQR Capital Management for a portable alpha allocation, replacing a portfolio managed by 15 hedge fund managers.
Good returns offer foundations breathing room
truePrivate foundations are enjoying several years of good returns for their investment portfolios, allowing them to focus more on the things that other institutions do, such as diversifying their investments and looking at outsourcing.
Citadel adds global head of distribution
trueEdward O'Reilly joined hedge fund manager Citadel as managing directorand global head of distribution and investor relations
Finally, a practical solution for decomposing returns into alpha and beta
trueFor an industry that uses the word “alpha” like it's going out of style, I find it amazing the asset management profession has made so little progress when it comes to actually trying to measure it in practice.
Hedge fund managers say it's important to invest in people
trueHedge fund managers discussed Monday how to create a great hedge fund firm by investing in people.
Indiana Public Retirement puts $450 million with 6 managers, considers new asset allocation
trueIndiana Public Retirement System committed and invested $450 million total with six managers.
Tulare County to launch hedge fund-of-funds search by end of June
trueTulare County Employees’ Retirement Association expects to launch a search for a hedge fund-of-funds manager by the end of June.
CalSTRS invests $100 million in activist hedge fund
trueCalifornia State Teachers’ Retirement System, West Sacramento, invested $100 million in activist hedge fund Red Mountain Capital Partners.
University of California's head of hedge funds leaving
trueLynda Choi, the University of California's managing director and head of hedge funds, is leaving her position.
Hedge fund assets up 3.3% in Q1
trueHedge fund assets climbed 3.3% in the first quarter to $2.94 trillion, according to HFR's latest Global Hedge Fund Industry Report, released Monday.
Hedge funds-of-funds managers turn to customized investments
trueTop-tier hedge funds-of-funds managers are expanding their relationships with underlying hedge fund managers, morphing into active investors of institutional investor assets from mere allocators of those assets.