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Swiss views on hedge fund selection, GLG, evolving, event driven and equity long/short strategies – Le Temps

Monday, March 04, 2013

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Swiss daily newspaper Le Temps produced a number of hedge fund related articles on Monday, and here is a snapshot.

The nature of hedge fund selection is changing According to Albert-Philippe Brini, head of hedge fund selection at Hyposwiss Private Bank in Geneva, who wrote in Swiss daily Le Temps on Monday, the role of the fund selection analyst today is no longer a matter of choosing funds that he likes, recommending them to various clients, while applying a top-down approach. Nowadays, he must understand why clients would want to integrate certain products in their portfolio, and work towards helping fund managers and investors build an effective selection. The fund selection analyst must also understand the risks and specifics of each fund, and not only focus on performance.

Fund selection analysts must also be prepared to provide an educational perspective, writes Brini notes. Sometimes, they must explain that the 2008 financial crisis was not created by hedge funds, but by a general dislocation of the financial system. Their clients also should be made to understand hedge funds’ function, namely, that of providing non-correlated performance, less volatility, alpha generation, and capital protection in down markets.

GLG Long/Short Fund relies on awareness of investment skews The GLG Long......................

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