Israeli hedge funds advised to revamp marketing when targeting foreign investors

Israeli hedge funds need to have a meaningful presence – either through a physical office or making use of a third party marketer in countries where they are soliciting investors, and brace themselves for a different approach to due diligence from

Posted on: 21 May, 2014
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Fund managers should introduce town-hall style ODD visits

Hedge fund managers should consider town-hall style operational due diligence (ODD) visits whereby groups of different investors are invited to perform ODD on their businesses simultaneously in what could streamline the entire process.

Posted on: 15 May, 2014
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Investors warned against fee pressure on early-stage managers

Institutional investors must not exert downward pressure on hedge fund fees if it compromises the quality of operational infrastructure at those businesses.

Posted on: 09 May, 2014
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Emerging managers to benefit from return of family office capital

There has been a sizeable growth in seed deals and day-one investments as family offices increasingly regain their confidence in hedge funds.

Posted on: 07 May, 2014
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US managers need to be less short-termist with AIFMD

US hedge funds need to adopt a less short-termist approach towards European investors following the passage of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Posted on: 06 May, 2014
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Lock-ups at hybrid hedge funds could be up to seven years

The growing convergence between hedge funds and private equity could potentially see some managers imposing lock-ups of three years, or even seven in the near future.

Posted on: 02 May, 2014
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Marshall Wace's Eaglewood deal likely to lead to increased hedge fund interest in P2P

The decision by Marshall Wace, the £18 billion UK hedge fund, to buy 90% of Eaglewood Capital Management, a New York asset manager that invests in peer-to-peer (P2P) loans, is likely to herald a surge in fund manager interest in the P2P space. 

Posted on: 29 Apr, 2014
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AIMA hits back on hedge fund performance criticism

Comparing hedge fund performance with that of the S&P 500 is misguided, according to a new paper published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the hedge fund industry body.

Posted on: 28 Apr, 2014
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Hedge funds suffer worst quarter performance since 2008

Hedge funds have suffered their worst first quarter performance since 2008 with the average manager up just 1.23%, according to data from Preqin.

Posted on: 16 Apr, 2014
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A surprising call from the ECB for the resurrection of the European ABS markets

Nobody expects a central banker to say anything interesting any more, even about subjects other than monetary policy.

Posted on: 14 Apr, 2014
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