Wed, Jul 29, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers September 2012

Seeders Corner - Investcorp: Institutions can invest in emerging managers through special programs

Investcorp: Institutions can invest in emerging managers through special programs

Deepak Gurnani

Since 2000, institutional money has been penetrating the hedge fund industry. But since 2088, when a lot of non-institutional money redeemed, most of the hedge fund industry's assets come from institutional sources. Deepak Gurnani, the head of the $5 billion hedge fund business at Investcorp, said during a recent Opalesque TV interview that this is a positive in that it forced the hedge fund industry to focus on risk management and transparency. There is one big concern however coming from this trend, he adds. And that is that most of the institutional money goes to the larger funds. Not that larger hedge funds are bad. But if so much money goes into them, this can lead to "dilution of returns." He authored a paper in 2010 that compared the performance of large funds ($5bn +) and that of new funds (3 years or younger), which are assumed to have less assets.

"We found that over the last seven years, which was the focus period for the study, the emerging funds outperformed the large funds on a risk-adjusted basis. "So, the next logical question was that surely the emerging funds take a lot more risk than large funds and as a result they have outperformed," he explained. "I think what was most interesting was that most of that outperformance came in 2008-2009.

"I would say just 90% plus of the money going into large funds is setting up things for disappointment in the years to come."

Investcorp was set up in 1982 to help investors in the Gulf States invest in companies in the West.It is now an asset manager focused on alterna......................

To view our full article please login

This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
New Managers
New Managers
New Managers

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. Bridgewater turns bearish on China[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The world’s biggest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates and one of the most vocal of China’s potential is now turning its back against the world’s second largest economy as it joins a growing list of high-profile investors who are challenging China’s potentials.

  2. Launches - Ex-Brevan Howard star Rokos builds team for new fund, Former Och-Ziff manager’s firm starts health care hedge fund, Industry veterans launch commodity investment firm Aron Capital Management, Nikko Asset Management launches two UCITS funds, Capital Group plans to debut Asian investor targeted fund[more]

    Ex-Brevan Howard star Rokos builds team for new fund From WSJ.com: Chris Rokos, a former star trader at Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP, has hired an economist from Nomura to join the team he’s assembling for his much anticipated hedge fund launch. Mr. Rokos, whose firm is due to b

  3. Institutions - Pension fund dismisses Texas consultant, Rhode Island pension fund gets 2.2% investment return, far below assumed rate of 7.5%, New Jersey pension investments see a drop-off in returns[more]

    Pension fund dismisses Texas consultant From Sandiegouniontribute.com: The county retirement board on Thursday terminated the Texas consultant who was given the reins of the $10 billion pension fund, and whose investment picks left many employees and retirees feeling taken for a ride.

  4. SWFs - Sovereign wealth funds paid around $14 billion in fees[more]

    From SWFinstitute.org: When it comes to the financial sector, asset management is one of the most profitable industries in the world. The Boston Consulting Group put out a 2014 figure saying there is US$ 74 trillion worth of professionally-managed assets. One of the fastest growing institutional inv

  5. Investing - Carlyle teams with TCW in push for ordinary investors[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Carlyle Group LP isn’t backing down from its goal of offering alternative strategies to the masses, despite early setbacks. The Washington-based firm is teaming up with TCW Group, which is majority owned by Carlyle funds, to offer three vehicles that give ordinary investors acces

 

banner