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Robert Ferguson, chief executive, Benchmark Plus

The Interview – Robert Ferguson, Benchmark Plus: “Allocating assets to managers according to some market view or forecast is an inexact process at best”

Tue, 31/05/2011 - 06:00

Benchmark Plus chief executive Robert Ferguson says the USD1.7bn fund of hedge funds manager says the firm’s unique investment process analyses alpha streams rather than returns, allowing for an equal comparison of all strategies and enabling the firm to allocate to funds and managers that have demonstrated skill at exploiting specific market inefficiencies and generating returns in excess of their portfolios’ specific risk exposures. »

The Interview – Fabrizio Ladi Bucciolini, Reyl Asset Management: “The coming investment environment will be characterised by a great dispersion of corporate returns”

The Interview – Fabrizio Ladi Bucciolini, Reyl Asset Management: “The coming investment environment will be characterised by a great dispersion of corporate returns”

Fri, 18/12/2009 - 01:17

Fabrizio Ladi Bucciolini, senior fund manager and head of alternative funds at Reyl Asset Management, says the Reyl Velocity fund of hedge funds, launched in September with USD15m of seed capital, is active across different asset classes and focuses on realised rather than marked-to-market profits, and hence focuses on traders with short holding periods and high portfolio turnover. »

The Interview - Stephen Greene, ACP Partners: "Many of the world's financial institutions are still facing issues of capital adequacy"

The Interview - Stephen Greene, ACP Partners: "Many of the world's financial institutions are still facing issues of capital adequacy"

Wed, 27/05/2009 - 07:00

Stephen Greene, partner and chief investment officer of the multi-manager business at ACP Partners, says that having undergone an unprecedented sho »

The Interview - David Sheasby, Martin Currie: "Many funds of funds will have to rethink their fee structures"

The Interview - David Sheasby, Martin Currie: "Many funds of funds will have to rethink their fee structures"

Tue, 14/04/2009 - 07:00

David Sheasby, a member of the management team for the Martin Currie Omnium Fund, believes the fund of funds, which invests in the firm's range of »

The Interview: Army Yan, K1 Group: "When we don't see safe investment opportunities, we just lower our exposure"

The Interview: Army Yan, K1 Group: "When we don't see safe investment opportunities, we just lower our exposure"

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 19:25

Army Yan, head of research and managing director with fund of hedge funds manager K1 Group in Hong Kong, says the K1 Fund Allocation System develop »

The Interview - Martin Baxter, Collins Stewart Fund Management: "A consolidation of the industry will benefit those managers who survive"

The Interview - Martin Baxter, Collins Stewart Fund Management: "A consolidation of the industry will benefit those managers who survive"

Wed, 18/02/2009 - 06:43

Martin Baxter, portfolio manager of the Collins Stewart Absolute Return Plus Fund, says the hedge fund industry has suffered because managers have »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Nick England, CIA: "We avoid investing in managers that trade illiquid assets or that rely heavily on subjective valuations"

The Hedgeweek Interview - Nick England, CIA: "We avoid investing in managers that trade illiquid assets or that rely heavily on subjective valuations"

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 06:00

Nick England, founding director of fund of hedge funds manager CIA, says the firm's Hurdle Funds has continued to deliver positive returns over the »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Robert Milroy, Corazon Capital: "Nothing, including bank deposits, is risk-free"

The Hedgeweek Interview - Robert Milroy, Corazon Capital: "Nothing, including bank deposits, is risk-free"

Fri, 19/12/2008 - 07:12

Robert Milroy, chief investment officer of fund of hedge funds manager Corazon Capital, says that having cut its ties to the fallen Dawnay Day grou »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Shaun Port, BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management: "The coming year will be a good one for macro managers"

The Hedgeweek Interview - Shaun Port, BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management: "The coming year will be a good one for macro managers"

Fri, 24/10/2008 - 06:59

Shaun Port, chiefinvestment officer at fund of hedge funds manager BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management, says the firm selects managers with a un »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Peter Ludvigsen, Nedgroup Investments: "Many managers are taking on too much risk"

The Hedgeweek Interview: Peter Ludvigsen, Nedgroup Investments: "Many managers are taking on too much risk"

Thu, 13/03/2008 - 20:28

Peter Ludvigsen, head of institutional business at Nedgroup Investments, argues that mainstream hedge fund strategies have become increasingly correlated to key risk factors and that a maj »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Dr Glenn Baggley, Eddington Capital Management: "Investors have realised that low returns accompany low volatility"

The Hedgeweek Interview: Dr Glenn Baggley, Eddington Capital Management: "Investors have realised that low returns accompany low volatility"

Fri, 15/02/2008 - 06:00

Chief executive Dr Glenn Baggley says Eddington Capital Management aims to offer investors a high-octane fund of funds portfolio through the selection of talented managers capable of achie »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

Article

Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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