Mon, Dec 22, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

2009 Outlook (8) - Kleinwort Benson sees bargains in equities, corporate credit, hedge funds, commodities, structured product

Thursday, January 15, 2009

By Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London: See yesterday’s 2009 outlook (6) here and (7) here.

According to Jeremy Beckwith, CIO at the UK-based private bank Kleinwort Benson, financial security will be the number one priority for investors in 2009.

For those in a position to take risks, bargains can be found in (1) equities and corporate credit; (2) property; (3) the hedge fund industry; (4) commodities later in the year, when EM recover ahead of Western economies; (5) structured products that take advantage of current levels of implied volatility to offer high income whilst limiting downside risk (Source).

With regards to opportunities for the hedge fund industry, Jeremy Beckwith told Opalesque in an e-mail communication that the assets controlled by hedge funds were falling sharply not only because of poor performance and redemptions, but also from the enforced deleveraging as banks had withdrawn lending facilities.

"The widespread sell-down of these investments has sent prices of many securities to very low levels, as market liquidity has dried up,” he continued. “All credit spreads have widened out substantially and the prices of many smaller company equiti......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - Big hedge funds win again on PetSmart, Riverbed, RBS sells real estate loans to hedge fund Cerberus, Talisman energy speculation: Which hedge funds could benefit?[more]

    Big hedge funds win again on PetSmart, Riverbed From CNBC.com: Another week, another set of wins for activist investors. On Sunday, pet supply retailer PetSmart agreed to the largest leveraged buyout of the year at $8.7 billion. Hedge fund firm JANA Partners had been pushing for a sale a

  2. Outlook - Hedge fund manager who remembers 1998 rout says prepare for pain, Bond guru Bill Gross predicts U.S. economic growth to dip to 2%[more]

    Hedge fund manager who remembers 1998 rout says prepare for pain From Bloomberg.com: Stephen Jen landed in Hong Kong in early January 1997 as Morgan Stanley’s newly minted exchange-rate strategist for Asia. He was soon working around the clock when investors began targeting the region’s

  3. Investing - Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014, Paulson & Co takes stake in Salix on heels of inventory issues[more]

    Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014 From Valuewalk.com: The healthcare sector started the year on a turbulent note, as stocks of many major biotechnology companies were battered. However, most of the players in this sector have bounced back. The BarclayHedge Healthcare & Biotec

  4. North America - Why Steve Cohen, Connecticut hedge fund billionaire, gives so much in New York[more]

    From Insidephilantrophy.com: Billionaire Steve Cohen was born in Great Neck, New York before attending Wharton, working on Wall Street and then founding SAC Capital Advisors in Connecticut. Though his company (Point72) and foundation are based in Connecticut, Cohen and Alexandra are deeply connected

  5. Investing - Soros buys a highly speculative biotech in the third quarter[more]

    From Fool.com: …The Soros Fund bought 25,000 shares of the struggling small-cap biopharma Aegerion Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter. For those of you who haven't heard of this name, suffice to say that this was a surprising buy in light of the company's recent problems and poor outlook going for