Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stress tests should be peformed on hedge funds

According to an article at Reuters, hedge fund managers believe that more rigorous stress tests should be performed on hedge funds before they are invested in. These stress tests show how the hedge funds will react to extreme market conditions, they are also key to answering questions such as how your fund is making and loosing money. Read the full article here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Asian hedge funds look for gain in second half of 2009

According to Reuters, experts are predicting that Asian hedge funds will see an increase in growth in the second half of 2009. They believe this region will recover faster than the US and Europe, in addition to the new asset allocation models adopted by US pension funds.

Aureliano Gentilini, global head of hedge fund research at Lipper, a unit of Thomson Reuters, stated, "Appetite for risk will progressively resume, with new fresh money flows poured to emerging countries as investors' confidence is restored."

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hedge fund mangers take the risky route

A new article in the New York Times looks at how some hedge fund managers have switched strategies. With the rebound of the markets starting in mid-March, investors who had invested in the risky stocks beforehand.

Even GLG Partners, the hedge fund manager based in London that was hit hard by redemptions and poor returns in 2008, has experienced a turnaround, its funds rising 11 percent for the year, in part because of its large exposure to emerging markets, which have led the global rally.

Read the full article here.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Attempt to regulate hedge funds fail

According to the Wall Street Journal, the attempt for Connecticut to regulate hedge funds has failed. The State Senate passed a bill last week in order to introduce more transparent regulations for hedge funds. However, the House failed to vote on the issue before the legislative season ended Wednesday. For more details, read here.