Hedge Funds Prepare for Institution's Second Wind
GREENWICH, Conn. (HedgeWorld.com)--The latest Greenwich Associates research highlights what pension fund trustees could learn from endowment funds that paved the way for institutional hedge fund investing. These researchers said pension funds won't remain satisfied with their existing fund of hedge fund portfolios for long. They will likely begin to move...
A Marriage of Convenience: Private Equity and Hedge Funds
While convergence between hedge funds and private equity funds seems inevitable, funds must weigh both the benefits and the potential pitfalls of taking the plunge. "Convergence" is a term increasingly being used in the alternative investments community to describe what many observers view as the inevitable coming-together of private equity...
Full Speed Ahead for Hedge Funds
SEC regulation, demand for additional transparency, and tales of occasional fraud are but speed bumps on a trajectory that could see hedge fund assets quadruple...
Transfer Pricing and Its Role in International Planning for Hedge Fund Managers
As the hedge fund industry visibly grows and becomes more global, it is becoming increasingly subject to the scrutiny of the forces that affect mature industries. The new Securities and Exchange Commission registration requirement is probably the most visible evidence. Regulatory developments are sure to be followed on the taxing...
Hedge Funds Combat Negativity
Hedge funds still are trucking down the path of profitability despite some noteworthy obstacles thrown in the way by investors and regulators this year.
More Growth for Hedge Funds
Combined hedge fund assets--including single-strategy hedge funds and funds of funds--will increase at a compound growth rate of 15% between 2005 and 2008, resulting in overall growth of 75% during this period, according to new research by TowerGroup.
MFA Updates Hedge Fund Sound Practices Guide
A new separate section on transactional practices that includes discussion of soft-dollar arrangements, plus expanded coverage of internal trading and risk controls, valuation, and responsibilities to investors are among the updates in the Managed Funds Association's 2005 Sound Practices for Hedge Funds publication.
How Much Is that Security Worth?
Valuation Issues and Recommendations for Hedge Fund Advisers Post-Registration
IMF Sees Vigilance by Brokerages and Hedge Fund Investors as Best Defense
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)--Excessive leverage by hedge funds could threaten the world financial system ? la the Long-Term Capital Management affair, but more regulation is not necessarily the right approach, said International Monetary Fund official Hung Q. Tran. He was speaking last week at a panel organized by 100 Women in...
CalPERS Raises Its Stake
In November, the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation's largest public pension fund with assets totaling $168 billion, said it will increase its...