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Transparency attracts investors to smaller hedge funds

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia:

Smaller hedge funds are getting more attention from investors compared with their much larger counterparts because small-sized funds treat transparency equally important to generating good returns, said Damian Handzy, Chief Executive of Investor Analytics, during the latest Opalesque 2013 Connecticut Roundtable.

There are two ways to actively generate alpha with risk management tools, The Opalesque 2013 Connecticut Roundtable was sponsored by Eurex, Investor Analytics and Taussig Capital and took place in June 2013 in the Stamford office of Federal Street Partner.

He continued, "Most flows we are seeing in the industry are definitely going to firms who provide transparency, because institutional investors are now demanding it. If you are not doing that, you are not in the game."

Handzy observed that after the 2008 financial crisis, most of the inflows went to the big firms but this is largely because investor fleeing to safety as a risk management technique. "Transparency and managed accounts emerged from the financial crisis for much the same reason, which is the appetite for safety and fact that investors feel safer if they can see everything in their portfolio......................

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