Wed, Jun 1, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers January 2012

Editorial
NewManagers - Launch issue of Opalesque's Monthly Emerging Manager Monitor - 36 pages Research & Intelligence

Benedicte Gravrand

Welcome to the first issue of New Managers, Opalesque's monthly monitor of emerging managers.

Apparently, the number of hedge fund launches in 2011 (including maiden funds) might be the highest, within a calendar year, since 2007 when nearly 1,200 funds were launched. And many expect more new entrants in the industry coming from larger fund houses and banks. However, with less trading opportunities in a crowded environment, more involved regulators and investors no longer content with opacity, the environment requires a little more effort to navigate.

Now is a great time to put the spotlight on the trials, tribulations and opportunities that emerging managers are facing; as information is key for better navigation.

Our first issue is jam-packed with useful data. First, the number crunchers: Florian Guldner gives you the December results for Opalesque's Emerging Managers (EManagers) indices.

Peter Urbani then deconstructs the funds contained in the indices with relish, and shows how emerging managers add significant alpha, in Statistics.

I then provide you with a series of topical articles. This month's Focus piece looks at how emerging managers are dealing with current high levels of scrutiny from regulators and investors (especially in the U.S.) " who are reacting to the Madoff scandal and a greater awareness of the financial frauds going on. David Sung, a hedge fund manager, Alissa Douglas, an investor, Dennis Heskel, a platform provider, and Rich Goldman, a lawyer, give their view points on the matter. Part 2 of the article relates the recent actions taken by regulators, their warnings and the number of frauds this side of the centu......................

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. Investing - Scientist turned hedge fund founder cuts profitable Aussie short, Pelargos joins hedge funds’ bet on turnaround at Honda, Managers set to cash in on infrastructure debt upswing[more]

    Scientist turned hedge fund founder cuts profitable Aussie short From Bloomberg.com: AE Capital, a hedge fund run by a former atmospheric scientist, trimmed bets against the Australian dollar as it gauges shifts in the world’s two biggest economies. The Australian, Canadian and New Zeala

  2. He's lost £200m in a year - so has Britain's star hedge fund boss Crispin Odey lost his golden touch?[more]

    From Thisismoney.co.uk: ...Odey’s laid-back attitude gave no indication of the turmoil his flagship fund had put investors through. It had tumbled 20 per cent in May – a terrible performance given most of his rivals were in positive territory for the year. Odey’s fund had got into trouble after taki

  3. Comment - If you’re such a great investor, where’s your alpha?[more]

    From Mineweb.com: … They are few and far between. You likely know their names. There is a short list of those who have 1) outperformed; 2) over long periods of time, and; 3) manage substantial sums of money. It’s impressive if you are on that list, but discouraging if you seek to invest institutiona

  4. European fund managers 'dressing up’ track record to gloss on performance[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by global analytics firm Cerulli Associates has found that the problem of 'dressing up' track records by fund managers is getting worse. In its latest issue of The Cerulli Edge - Europe Edition,

  5. Why the equity short bias hedge fund underperformed in April[more]

    From Marketrealist.com: The Barclay Equity Short Bias Hedge Fund returned -0.83% in April 2016. However, on a year-to-date basis, the fund provided a return of 3.4% through April 30, 2016. The equity short bias strategy works best when the Market is in a downturn. From January 2016 to mid-Febr