A trip by COOConnect to Tel Aviv to attend the Israel Hedge Fund Association (IHFA) Conference found an industry with enormous potential but a number of challenges are likely to stymie its emergence anytime soon.
Domestic and foreign hedge fund managers need to better educate the Israeli investor community about the merits of the asset class amid concerns some of the country’s allocators have negative perceptions of the industry, buoyed in part by a hangov
Appetite among high-net-worth-individuals (HNWIs) for hedge funds is growing, although the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is causing distribution challenges within the EU, it has been said.
Private banks have little option but to return to hedge fund investing although they need to work harder at convincing their high-net-worth clients about the benefits of alternatives, it has been said.
Seventy per-cent of operational due diligence (ODD) teams at institutional investors have explicit veto authority over hedge fund allocations, and this was exercised in almost 10% of manager reviews in 2012, according to a Deutsche Bank prime brok