Man’s Outlook For Hedge Funds Positive

Dec 13 2007 | 10:39am ET

Man Investments recently said that uncertainty over the U.S. economy was likely to create substantial trading opportunities for hedge funds in 2008 but possible market disruptions could affect some strategies.

In its annual review and preview report on the hedge fund industry, the firm predicts that hedge fund strategies likely to prosper next year will include relative value, event driven and managed futures. For the event-driven hedge funds, the report’s authors expect continued strength despite the recent slowdown in the number of mergers and acquisitions.

In addition,managed futures strategies will benefit from difficult market conditions since these have,historically, created strong market trends, which directional programs can exploit.

Thomas Della Casa, head of the research at Man Investments and co-author of the report said: “The big challenge for hedge funds next year will be to adapt to the different possible macroeconomic scenarios that will materialize. Volatility will continue to be the key factor in determining how vigorously hedge funds perform.”

In Depth

Related-Company Fees: Normal Industry Practice or Conflicted Compensation?

Nov 11 2015 | 4:23pm ET

Regulatory agencies as well as investors are increasingly exploring whether certain...


Ferrari Roars in Wall Street Debut

Oct 21 2015 | 4:28pm ET

Shares of supercar maker Ferrari jumped as much as 15 percent to a high of nearly...

Guest Contributor

Private Debt - What is the Opportunity?

Nov 11 2015 | 3:28pm ET

In this contributed article, Rob Allard, founding partner of Firebreak Capital...


Editor's Note

    Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET

    One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…