Fund of Hedge Funds

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

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”

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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"

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 »

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