Thu, Jun 30, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Frank Travers lays out method for young and old hedge fund analysts

Monday, November 26, 2012

amb
Frank Travers
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Those in the job of hedge fund selection must have at one time or another felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of funds out there. There are indeed between 8,000 and 10,000 to sift through – although of course, they don’t all run the same strategy. Those who screen, hire, fire, evaluate, assess, interview and analyse managers and their funds must bring structure and focus to this arduous task if they want to make it easy on themselves. This is where knowledge and method are the best and the most necessary tools to possess.

One book that aims to supply just that is Frank Travers’ newly published (Wiley) book called Hedge Fund Analysis – An In-Depth Guide to Evaluating Return Potential and Assessing Risks . As the title suggests, it is a no non-sense guide to the exercise of selecting hedge funds, that uses a sober and methodical language – among the few whimsical items are the fictional hedge fund organisation (FCM) and some dry quips.

A former portfolio manager at Larch Lane Advisors, a fund of hedge funds and seeding firm with offices in New York, Frank J. Travers, CFA, has been analysing hedge funds and other strategies for more than twenty years. He did write a book on portfolio manageme......................

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. Blackstone buys minority stake in New York-based credit hedge fund Marathon[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund, a vehicle managed by Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), has acquired a passive, minority interest in Marathon Asset Management, for an undisclosed sum. Based in New York,

  2. Investing - Soros, Druckenmiller among hedgies profiting in market plunge, Hedge funds were most bullish on bonds since 2004 before Brexit, Surprise Brexit vote unleashes scramble for dollars, High-yield hit on Brexit but no panic selling, Scientist turned hedge fund founder lured to pound, euro, Hedge fund avoids commodities, posts big gains[more]

    Soros, Druckenmiller among hedgies profiting in market plunge From HITC.com: Bullish positions in gold and volatility and well-timed short bets on China and emerging markets, among other areas, were some of the trades that benefited hedge funds on Friday as markets digested Britons' s

  3. Manager Profile - A 26-year old hedge fund manager called Brexit — here's what he thinks about the historic vote[more]

    From Businessinsider.com: Taylor Mann is not your typical fund manager. The twenty-six year old Texas A&M graduate manages Pine Capital in Larue, Texas (population 160), where he resides with his three-year old daughter. Also atypical compared with many of the largest funds out there, Mann makes

  4. People - Mariner Investment’s co-CIO Williams to leave $5.5bn firm, IOOF hires new alternatives portfolio manager[more]

    Mariner Investment’s co-CIO Williams to leave $5.5bn firm From Bloomberg.com: Basil Williams, co-chief investment officer of Mariner Investment Group, is leaving the $5.5 billion hedge-fund firm after negotiations to renew his contract failed. Williams will stay in his role until t

  5. Hedge Fund Due Diligence Exchange offers complete due diligence reports at $1500[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: HFDDX is offering complete alternative investment due diligence reports at $1500 US. Industry professionals can simply go to www.hfddx.com and indicate their interest in sponsoring one or more DD Reports for $1500 each.