Sun, Oct 26, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Hedge funds are keeping exposure in emerging markets at low level

Monday, March 03, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Hedge funds are keeping their exposure in emerging market at a low level and say they are under invested to the segment, according to the latest survey by Societe Generale.

The survey said many hedge fund managers are sitting out the turmoil in the emerging market despite looking at opportunities to the segment.

Nicolas Campiche, chief executive officer for alternative investments at Swiss private bank Pictet was quoted by CNBC as saying, "Hedge funds are still viewing emerging markets as a great opportunity now that it's no longer moving in synch with other markets."

However, he said hedge funds are still very picky and have limited their exposure through macro managers.

Misha Graboi, a portfolio manager at fund of hedge fund firm Pacific Alternative Asset Management Co. (Paamco) added that it is difficult to run a long-short strategy in emerging market. Graboi pointed out the reality in many emerging markets where outright prohibitions on shorting or liquidity or shorting costs are very prohibitive.

"Sometimes they end up just shorting an index and the problem of shorting the index in emerging markets is that they tend to be dominated by one industry or even one company. Long some stocks and short the index would be an explicit sector bet in some emerging markets," he said.

Last week, a report by ......................

To view our full article Click here

Banner

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. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  2. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  3. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  4. Goldman in talks to acquire IndexIQ[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Can Goldman Sachs put ETF investors on a liquid diet? Goldman is in talks to acquire IndexIQ, Reuters has reported. Index IQ is a small exchange-traded-fund firm known mostly for products that replicate hedge fund strategies, called "liquid alternative" ETFs. While IndexIQ has 11

  5. Other Voices: CALPERS dilemma should be a warning to hedge funds wanting institutional investors[more]

    From Ian Hamilton, founder of IDS Group. A quick comment on the CALPERS’ disinvestment from the hedge fund market and the jitters it is causing. Pension Funds should not be sheep and follow CALPERS’ decision as the issues that CALPERS has with hedge fund investments are in many ways unique t