Secondary Market Continues Advance As Investors Shy Away From Illiquid Funds

Nov 16 2010 | 12:50pm ET

The hedge fund secondary market continued its turnaround in October, a month that saw the highest average trade price in six months.

Buyers paid 81% of net asset value for hedge fund stakes last month, according to the Hedgebay Global Hedge Fund Secondary Market Index, the second time in as many months that the average price has gone up. In September, investors paid just under 79%, on average.

"It is extremely difficult for investors to be secure about committing to trades when price valuation is so volatile, as it has been over the last six months," Hedgebay co-founder Elias Tueta said. "The steady rises over the last couple of months may bring a bit of added confidence to investors for the rest of the year."

But confidence in one area was considerably shaken last month: the illiquid hedge fund space. The Hedgebay Illiquid Asset Index plummeted to 34.5% in October from 47.6% in September.


In Depth

Whisky Business: The Ultimate Liquid Alternative Investment

Sep 15 2014 | 7:02am ET

David Robertson knows his single-malt whisky—he was the Master Distiller at the...

Lifestyle

Hedgies Rock Out For Children's Charity

Sep 15 2014 | 8:40am ET

It's that time of year again—when hedgies trade in their spreadsheets for guitars...

Guest Contributor

The Cult of Loss Aversion: A Call to Rethink Risk in Global Macro Investing

Sep 4 2014 | 5:45am ET

In the wake of a traumatic loss, whether it is financial or personal, it is just...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

July/August 2014 Cover

In search of the ‘new normal’ at the Fed

The Federal Reserve keeps baby-stepping toward a “normalization” of monetary policy. But just what is normal?

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.