Wed, Aug 24, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Institutionalization of hedge fund business to be followed by 'retailization'

Friday, August 09, 2013

amb
Art Vinokur
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

"There is a new push for increased presence of alternative strategies in the retail markets, with the hope that retail will be the next big source of growth for a number of strategies," said Art Vinokur, Managing Director at K2 Advisors, a global provider of hedge fund solutions, during the recent Opalesque Connecticut Roundtable.

Access to alternatives through regulated products or listed structures would not only help reach the retail market, he added; it would also reach a wider segment of the institutional investors community.

"If we do want hedge funds or alternative investments broadly to become a replacement for the 40% of institutional portfolios currently invested in bonds, it likely needs to be accessed in a standardized form with proper governance, risk management, and regulatory oversight, while preserving some of the alpha generating capabilities and diversification benefits of alternative strategies," he noted.

Damien Zinck, who is in charge of the Buy Side Business Development for Eurex, pointed to the challenge of combining the oversight and retail client protection aspects of mutual funds together with the flexibility and variety of instruments used by hedge funds. That could be achieved however, he added, mentioning UCITS funds in Europe as a real example.

Not all strategies would fit the re......................

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. LatAm hedge funds surge in 1H to +24.4%, emerging markets assets rise[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds investing in Latin America posted strong gains through mid-2016, reversing declines in four of the past five years, including the last three years, to lead all areas of hedge fund performance through the first half of 2016, according to the latest HFR Em

  2. Asia - LGT Capital Partners: Alternatives set for continued rise in Asia[more]

    From Asianinvestor.net: More flows are likely into insurance-linked strategies, private equity and trend-following strategies/CTAs, given the benefits of such investments, argues LGT Capital Partners. Despite the numerous quantitative easing programs and bailouts of recent years, the quest for

  3. Investors yank money from hedge funds after poor performance[more]

    From Marketwatch.com: A growing exodus from hedge funds extended to two of the biggest names in the industry Tuesday, Tudor Investment Corp. and Brevan Howard, as disenchanted investors increasingly shun what was once the hottest place to put money. The funds’ problem is clear: They just aren’t perf

  4. Banks look at hedge funds differently - and it should matter to allocators[more]

    From Valuewalk.com: Looking at two bank reports on the same topic can often yield interesting results. There are times when bank research is best viewed from the standpoint of how their analysis does or does not correlate with one another. Regarding hedge fund allocation decisions, one bank appears

  5. Legal - Hedge fund’s fixer kept deals flowing with bribes, U.S. says, Big four banks sued by U.S. hedge funds over BBSW, Lessons for hedge fund managers from the government's failed prosecution of alleged insider trading[more]

    Hedge fund’s fixer kept deals flowing with bribes, U.S. says From Bloomberg.com: With the Miami villa, stopovers at New York’s Plaza Hotel and millions channeled in bribes to win mining deals, Samuel Mebiame was the relationships guy in a corruption scheme that spanned continents, accord