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AIMA makes 'the case for hedge funds'

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body, has published "The Case for Hedge Funds", a compilation of AIMA’s thought-leadership research since the global financial crisis.

The report is essentially a compilation of AIMA's work on showing the value of hedge funds. It includes excerpts from AIMA’s key research papers, including the "Roadmap to Hedge Funds", the first guide about hedge funds to be produced collaboratively by the industry and investors; "The Cost of Compliance", a global survey of managers that revealed the significant investments they are making in order to comply with the new regulatory requirements; "Beyond 60/40", which demonstrated the different roles that hedge funds play in institutional investors’ portfolios; and "Apples and Apples", an educational guide to understanding hedge fund performance.

There are also extracts from many of AIMA’s white papers and articles on a range of topics including the industry’s social utility, the impact of institutionalisation, shadow banking, short selling and the industry’s reputation.

In a recent Oplaesque TV interview, AIMA CEO Jack Inglis also noted th......................

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