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Opalesque Roundup: New studies vindicate funds of hedge funds and ability of smaller hedge funds to survive: hedge fund news, week 32

Monday, August 07, 2017

In the week ending 04 August, 2017, Chao Gao, Tim Haight, and Chengdong Yin found in a comprehensive study that funds of hedge funds have significant fund selection abilities.

Meanwhile a joint study by AIMA and GPP has found that most alternative investment management firms are able to turn a profit and expand with considerably less than $100m in assets. The survey of 135 alternative asset managers globally found that the average break-even point is around $86m, while around a third are able to break even with $50m in assets or less. Break-even was found to be highest among global macro hedge fund firms that responded to the survey ($132m on average) and smallest for alternative credit fund managers ($77m). However, a study by SimCorp and InvestOps signalled the need for buy side firms to consolidate their operations and meet continuing market pressures.

Baruch Lev said that the foggy financials statements put new emphasis on other sources of ......................

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