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26. Oct. 2011 | Other Voices: Africa needs flexible capital as well as patient capital [more]
By Kayode Akindele, Funsho Allu and Fred Binka: partners of 46 Parallels LLP, an investment management business based in London and Lagos.
The current focus on supplying finance to the microfinance/SME sector is admirable, but orphans a swathe of important companies across Sub Saharan Africa (SS
10. Oct. 2011 | Other Voices: 50 proposals for reform and reclamation, in solidarity with the Wall Street protesters and the 99 Percenters [more]
By Dr. David E. McClean, lecturer in philosophy and business ethics, Rutgers University & Molloy College, and Principal, The DMA Consulting Group
Part of the problem was that only in an environment of crisis can the
self-regulators galvanize themselves to actions that they couldn't
07. Oct. 2011 | Other Voices: Post-Weavering - independent or affiliated fund directors? [more]
By Victor Murray, LLB, PG Dip LP, Accredited Director and who has been resident in the Cayman Islands from 2002. He is the Assistant Secretary of the Cayman Islands Directors Association. He is admitted as a Lawyer in New York and as a Solicitor in Scotland. He has considerable offshore fund experi
29. Sep. 2011 | Other Voices: Operation Twist will prevail – but will take time [more]
Written by: Stuart Thomson, Chief Market Economist, Ignis Asset Management. Issued by Ignis Investment Services Ltd. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. This article contains the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Ignis Asset Management.
24. Aug. 2011 | Other Voices: Hedge fund net flows will hold up much better if we see another 2008 type market decline [more]
This article was authored by Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Partner of Agecroft Partners, a global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds based in Richmond, VA.
After the market decline of 2008, the hedge fund industry experienced a significant contraction that was drive
08. Aug. 2011 | Other Voices: Internationalization of the renminbi is inevitable but will take time [more]
By Dr Yang Tao, chief economist at the publication, China’s Economy & Policy, and director general of research base for industrial finance at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
In the 1960s, as a consequence of the sterling crisis, US monetary policy and the cold war, a large amount of US
04. Aug. 2011 | Other Voices: Not your father’s fund of hedge funds [more]
By Michael Bernstein, CFA, CAIA
If you ask ten funds of hedge fund (“FOHF”) managers to state whether they generate more of their returns from manager selection or strategy allocation, a couple of things will happen. The first is that all 10 will tell you it is very difficult to quantify how m
22. Jul. 2011 | Other Voices: Uncovering hidden insights from your VAR engine data [more]
The following post was written by John Doran, Principal, SunGard Global Services’ Energy Practice.
Value at Risk (VaR) is a popular metric used in risk management. While it ga
12. Jul. 2011 | Other Voices: Angel or devil: Seeding arrangements for emerging fund managers [more]
The following article was written by Jeffrey E. Kopiwoda of Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd., email: JKopiwoda@fvldlaw.com
Since 2008, increases in investor trepidation and regulatory action have resulted in greater barriers to entry for emerging fund managers. Simultaneously, the number
04. Jul. 2011 | Other Voices: Stop demonizing foreign investors in agriculture, they're not grabbing land [more]
Author: Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa
The rising food prices are stimulating interest in investing in African agriculture. But these inves
27. Jun. 2011 | Other Voices: Sino Forest and lack of clarity in China equities - the importance of ESG analysis [more]
The following article was written by Michael D. Underhill, Chief Investment Officer at Capital Innovations LLC.
As a veteran of the institutional investment management industry for over two decades, I have seen a series of booms and bust
12. May. 2011 | Other Voices: State-owned enterprises - an economic tool for Europe [more]
This column was authored by Dag Detter an independent advisor and state asset specialist. He is the former President of the Swedish Government Holding Company Stattum and the Government Director of State-Owned Enterprises.
While the World grapples with a great experiment to establish whethe
22. Dec. 2010 | Other Voices: The new AIFM directive from a Swiss perspective [more]
The following is an analysis from the latest hedgegate FoHF Newsletter:
From a Swiss perspective, the directive contains clear improvements compared to the first draft. The phased introduction of "third-c
03. Nov. 2010 | Other Voices: The Brazil election - Implications of Dilma Rousseff’s victory [more]
The following is a research note from Zurich-based asset management firm Arsago, looking at the implications of Dilma Rousseff’s victory in the Brazilian Presidential election.
We said in the lead-up to the final round of
11. Oct. 2010 | Other Voices – Making sense of insensibility [more]
This is an executive summary of a paper authored last year by Thomas Kuntz, CEO of New Jersey-based firm called Polymetis LLC, which offers due diligence, investment research, strategic consulting, and advisory s
17. Sep. 2010 | Other Voices: Institutionalizing institutional marketing – what managers should concentrate on for the next stage of marketing [more]
The following piece was authored by Charles E. F. Millard, President of Cardinal Advisors, LLC, based in New York City. Cardinal provides consulting in various areas of financial services, with a particular emphasis on interacting with pensions, i
02. Sep. 2010 | Other Voices - Should indemnity provisions extend to auditors? [more]
This article was authored by Alric Lindsay, a Cayman-based independent director, who prior to his experience working as an investment funds attorney for two global law firms, was a senior compliance analyst with the Cayman Islands Monetary Author
24. Aug. 2010 | Other Voices - The grass isn't always Greener in the Emerald Isle: Why some funds now relocate to Cayman again [more]
This article was authored by Niaz Khan, Associate Director of dms Management Ltd.:
Fundamental to my work as an Associate Director at dms Management Ltd. is travelling to major financial centres to meet with investment managers of hedge fund c
16. Aug. 2010 | Other Voices - Ten key considerations for SEC registration [more]
This article was authored by William Mulligan, CEO of HedgeOp Compliance, LLC:
With the signing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act, fund advisors need to determine not only IF they are required to register but WHEN they are
26. Jul. 2010 | Other Voices: ETF ownership limits - Trap for the unwary hedge fund [more]
This article was authored by Jay B. Gould, Ildiko Duckor, Clint A. Keller and Michael G. Wu of international law firm Pillsbury:
In recent years, many hedge funds have significantly increased their holdings in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Historically, hedge funds primarily acquired short posit