Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Mar 26 2009 | 2:04pm ET
AllAboutAlpha.com -- Some have suggested that the strong performance of hedge funds relative to equities over the past 12 months could come back to haunt it in a rather circuitous manner. The theory goes that institutional investors with fixed target allocations to different asset classes might decide that alternative investments now represent too large a portion of their holdings - simply because alternatives depreciated much less than equities over the past year.
That was the theory. But a report from consultancy Casey Quirk and institutional investment database eVestment Alliance says that hedge funds represent the same portion of institutional portfolio allocations now as they have over the past few years. In fact, institutional allocations to alternative investments (of all sorts) have remained pretty stable at around 3.5% since way back in 2004. Continue Reading on AllAboutAlpha
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 McKitish of Peddie School's 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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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