Sun, Nov 23, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

The matter of hedge fund fees

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Europe.

There was much debate about hedge fund fees at Terrapinn's Hedge 2010 London conference on Tuesday. The 2 and 20 structure has become norm over the past years and has been brought into question since 2008, when most hedge funds failed to deliver what the high fees were for, that is, uncorrelated returns.

Opalesque is here reporting commentaries from Millennium's Israel Englander and GLC's Caroline Hoare, as well as from some major investors.

Izzy on fees "Is the power shifting back to the hedge fund manager?" asked Israel Englander, Chairman and CEO of Millennium Management, at the conference. "My response is; it is not about the transfer of power... For twenty years, nothing has changed; we get paid on performance."

Englander said that Millennium, which is head-quartered in New York, had been adding a lot of transparency for its investors of late. The firm has also increased controls and oversights (they now do two audits each year), invested in state-of-the-art technology, and built a strong management team to help run the place. Englander, who switched from trading to management, enjoys getting out more, and not spending entire days in front of computer screens. "We also have an Investor Day," he added.

Twenty years a......................

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. Regulatory - Stringent rules for hedge funds make the financial system fragile[more]

    From FT.com: …It is one thing to impose a regulatory burden when there is a clear need to do so. Banks are underwritten by taxpayers via deposit insurance as well as the too-big-to-fail safety net; they need to be reined in, and if they shrink as a result, that may be welcome. But it is another thin

  2. Investing - Apple: Hedge funds are crazy about it, Greenlight Capital took stake in Citizens Financial after IPO, Tiger Global added to Hertz, exited Dollar General last quarter, Oberweis sells NQ Mobile stake as Valiant adds shares, Whitney Tilson sticks to losing bet on MagicJack shares, Brigade Capital backs €90m Quinn sale[more]

    Apple: Hedge funds are crazy about it From Techinsider.net: Apple Inc. is still the most popular stocks among hedge funds. According to a recent report by hedge fund tracking site Insider Monkey, more than one out of 5 hedge funds are invested in Apple Inc. At the moment there are

  3. Greenlight Re CEO says hedge fund reinsurance strategy buzz is validating[more]

    From Artemis.bm: The attention being paid to the hedge fund reinsurance business model and the fact that others are now looking to leverage bits of it within their own strategies, is validating for reinsurer Greenlight Capital Re, according to CEO Bart Hedges. There has been an increasing buzz

  4. Legal - Hedge fund manager fights £8m tax tribunal ruling[more]

    From FT.com: A hedge fund manager who may have to repay £8m in tax is trying to overturn a tribunal ruling that found he had attempted to shelter millions in an avoidance scheme. Patrick Degorce, chief investment officer at Theleme Partners, lost a tax tribunal case last year. HM Revenue & Customs c

  5. Europe - Hedge funds face exit tax as Iceland central bank discusses plan[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds and other creditors with claims against Iceland’s failed banks face an exit tax as the island looks for ways to unwind capital controls without hurting the economy. The government targets having a plan it can present by year-end that would map out how Iceland will sca