Sun, Sep 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Tax efficient investing in hedge funds presents specific opportunity

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

The Opalesque 2013 New York Roundtable, sponsored by Maples Fund Services, Eurex and Taussig Capital saw delegates discussing the most tax efficient way of investing in hedge funds.

Bob Kim of Visium Funds opened, explaining that while their focus is to drive performance through stock selection, both on the long and short side of the portfolio, the other specific opportunity that the firm had identified was the relevance of tax-efficient investing.

"I run an equity long/short fund but it’s also tax-efficient. Why is that important? As we all know, tax rates are going up and if you are a taxable investor, taxes have become the biggest factor of your investment returns."

Kim finds that investors typically tend to focus on any fund manager's net-of-fee returns, but in fact, he believes, it's the after-tax returns that really counts. "Depending on what state you live in current tax rates could go higher than 50% and therefore considerably eat into investment performance. The fund that I run is first and foremost focused on generating good gross and net-of- fee, hedge fund like returns, but then I think about how to structure positions and manage positions without changing the economic......................

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. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

  4. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e

  5. Institutions - Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move Advisers weigh in on CalPERS’ decision, Gina Raimondo sees no reason to follow California’s lead, exit hedge funds, Danish pension funds step up 'alternative investments'[more]

    Adviser's faith in hedge funds unshaken by CalPERS' move From WSJ.com: Financial advisers who use hedge funds in their clients' portfolios say they aren't rethinking that approach after a huge California pension fund announced plans to exit the hedge-fund market. The decision by the Cali