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

Other Voices: Hedge fund net flows will hold up much better if we see another 2008 type market decline

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

This article was authored by Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Partner of Agecroft Partners, a global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds based in Richmond, VA.

After the market decline of 2008, the hedge fund industry experienced a significant contraction that was driven by negative performance, heavy redemptions and almost a complete seizing of inflows. The major question running through the hedge fund industry today, to quote Yogi Berra, the famous New York Yankee catcher, is it “déjà-vu, all over again”? Agecroft Partners is in contact with over a thousand investors per month and they see two major trends developing within the hedge fund investor community based on the recent sell off in the equity market and the increase in volatility, that are very different than what was experienced at the end of 2008. The differences include expectations for hedge fund net capital flows and changes in investor demand for various strategies and types of managers.

Currently, investor’s appetite to make new hedge fund allocations and to meet with managers has seen very little change. Approximately 5% to 10% of investors have said they are on hold until they see how things play out, which is very different than the end of 2008 when a vast majority of investors were on hold or redeeming. Although we have had a dramatic increase in volatility, the S&P 500, as of August 19th, was only down about 10.5% year to date, which has made many investors nervous, but......................

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