Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

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......................

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. M&A - U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga, Hedge fund Parvus shows hand, toppling William Hill merger deal[more]

    U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga From Thisismoney.co.uk: The fierce battle to buy Britain's biggest private equity group has come to an unexpected conclusion, with the original bidder walking away with the prize. SVG Capital has agreed

  2. Marc Lasry: Energy is still a phenomenal opportunity[more]

    From CNBC.com: Distressed debt specialist Marc Lasry said energy debt is still a "phenomenal opportunity" because investors can get "massively overpaid" for the risk they take on. There are "huge opportunities" in the energy sector especially in restructurings, the Avenue Capital Group CEO said Tues

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-SAC manager re-emerges with market neutral hedge fund[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: A manager re-emerged from the SAC battleground last year to launch his own hedge fund under the umbrella of New York-based investment firm Endicott Group.

  4. North America - Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation, Billionaire hedge fund titans Dinan, Lasry on election, markets and best investment ideas[more]

    Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation From Marketwatch.com: Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, on Wednesday warned that the U.S. is headed toward so-called stagflation. Stagflation is typically described as persistently high inflation and hi

  5. David Einhorn speaks on passive investing, Mylan, his cheapest stock, the Fed[more]

    From Forbes.com: Greenlight Capital hedge fund manager David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) joined nine other famed investors on Tuesday to talk about stocks at the annual Great Investors’ Best Ideas Investment Symposium in Dallas. Presenters at the annual conference typically pitch one or severa