Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Nov 25 2008 | 12:13pm ET
A new EDHEC survey has found that investors are not at all convinced that hedge fund replication products work the way they’re intended to or that hedge funds can be replicated in the first place.
The report found that although asset managers agree on the two main advantages of hedge fund replication—high liquidity at relatively low cost—criticism outweighs praise. Many investors believe that the behavior of hedge fund managers is not replicable, and consequently that any replication product is unlikely to replicate any managerial skill.
Managers also criticize the poor performance, the lack of transparency, and the deficient technology of the replication products on offer. Not surprisingly, only 15% of the respondents have invested in replication products, while 30% report that they will never do so.
For the time being, investors prefer actual hedge funds or other substitutes for hedge funds to passive replication products.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitich, CIO of Petty Endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.