New Hire Roundup: FINRA Names New Corporate Communications Head
This week in new hires, FINRA announced that Greg Ahern will be its new head of corporate communications, and Neuberger & Berman welcomed Brendan Gill.
Hedge Fund Indexes Grow Up
Mirroring the growth of the hedge fund industry, hedge fund indexing has taken off in recent years, driven by investor demand for transparent benchmarks and...
Emerging Markets Top Edhec, PerTrac Indexes in February
NICE, France (HedgeWorld.com)--With a return of 3.44%, emerging markets led the field in the Edhec Alternative Indexes for February. The next-best-returning hedge fund category was long/short equity, returning 1.95%, followed by global macro at 1.83%, event driven at 1.54% and short selling at 1.51%. For the year to date through...
Lehman to Partner with HedgeFund.net on Indexes
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)--Lehman Brothers plans to jump in to the crowded hedge fund index space by offering both broad market benchmark and investable indexes through a partnership with HedgeFund.net. Lehman will build the indexes using hedge funds in the HedgeFund.net database. Lehman officials have not yet determined what styles the...
Database Study Debunks Survivorship-Bias Myth, Showcases Industry Growth
RENO, Nev. (HedgeWorld.com)--Although many hedge fund databases seem to be alike, a new survey found that databases differ significantly in the information they contain, especially in the funds they list. Also, while many in the industry assume that databases are full of "dead" names or funds that are no longer...
Consider the Alternative
When the bears come out of the woods, the best wea