Event-Driven in 2012: Rich Opportunity Set, but Beware of Macro and Crowds

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By Anne-Gaelle Pouille, Associate Director, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company -- 2011 was a disappointing year for many event-driven hedge funds, as illustrated by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Event-Driven Hedge Fund Index and the HFRI Event-Driven Index (-9.1% and -3.0%, respectively). Yet despite frustrating recent performance, the longer-term track record of the strategy remains compelling.


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