Sat, Dec 20, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers March 2012

Editorial
NewManagers March 2012 - Opalesque's Emerging Managers Monitor

Benedicte Gravrand

Welcome to the March 2012 issue of New Managers, Opalesque's monthly monitor of emerging hedge fund managers.

In Statistics, Peter Urbani demonstrates that the Opalesque Emanagers Index (February results on page 3) is highly suitable as a benchmark, because it can be easily replicated with a low tracking error. He goes on to highlight some of the main contributors to the recreated Index's risk and return characteristics through a risk decomposition.

The view that it might be best to leave the emerging manager selection, checking and monitoring to a specialist, such as a fund of funds or a multi-manager programme for example, came to us from different corners this month.

Lisa Fridman of PAAMCO and William Benjamin of HSBC, both part of a FoF management team, talk to Opalesque about their preferences and procedures, while we look at the latest Citi Finance report on early investors in detail in Focus. Hedge fund research expert Katherine Hill tells Opalesque what investors really look for in emerging managers in Q&A. Several analysts recommend bucking the trend of investing in well-known names and instead investing in multi-manager programmes of emerging managers, as there are good chances that the latter might provide outperformance in their early years in The Analytical View.

In Profiles, meet the managers of Acacia's long/short equity fund, Coherence's future fixed income hedge fund, and Noblesse Oblige's forex managed account.

I hope you enjoy our third issue of New Managers.

Please, do contact me if you have any related news.

Benedicte Gravrand......................

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 - Big hedge funds win again on PetSmart, Riverbed, RBS sells real estate loans to hedge fund Cerberus, Talisman energy speculation: Which hedge funds could benefit?[more]

    Big hedge funds win again on PetSmart, Riverbed From CNBC.com: Another week, another set of wins for activist investors. On Sunday, pet supply retailer PetSmart agreed to the largest leveraged buyout of the year at $8.7 billion. Hedge fund firm JANA Partners had been pushing for a sale a

  2. Outlook - Hedge fund manager who remembers 1998 rout says prepare for pain, Bond guru Bill Gross predicts U.S. economic growth to dip to 2%[more]

    Hedge fund manager who remembers 1998 rout says prepare for pain From Bloomberg.com: Stephen Jen landed in Hong Kong in early January 1997 as Morgan Stanley’s newly minted exchange-rate strategist for Asia. He was soon working around the clock when investors began targeting the region’s

  3. Investing - Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014, Paulson & Co takes stake in Salix on heels of inventory issues[more]

    Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014 From Valuewalk.com: The healthcare sector started the year on a turbulent note, as stocks of many major biotechnology companies were battered. However, most of the players in this sector have bounced back. The BarclayHedge Healthcare & Biotec

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: U.S. legal receivables fund launched in August[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Investing in asset-backed receivables is a strategy that has been an integral part of the alternative investment space within the overall fixed income asset c

  5. Comment - High fees and low performance hit hedge funds[more]

    From FT.com: Disenchantment over high fees and lackluster performance may finally be turning the tide against hedge funds, fresh data suggest. Despite generally weak returns since the global financial crisis, hedge funds have enjoyed positive net inflows every year since 2010. This helped assets und