Welcome to the July/August 2012 issue of New Managers, Opalesque's monthly monitor of emerging - and re-emerging - hedge fund managers.
In Statistics, Peter Urbani discuses Value at Risk; this risk measurement methodology is inadequate for measuring longer-term risks, he says, since it does not take into account the "intra-horizon risk."
Fundana asks whether emerging managers are in fact more experienced now than they were before 2008, and concludes that indeed they are, which is just as well since the current market is a little harder to navigate and requires therefore more experience. Our Focus section reports from IBC's recent Hedge Fund Startup Forum, giving a comprehensive roundup of what new managers need to know before starting. 47N outlines some hints on how salespeople for early-stage funds can avoid the pitfalls of the initial pitch to investors, in an aptly-named article entitled "Death of a Salesman." Two hedge fund veterans, authors and marketing firm owners warn emerging managers against complacency and urge them to run the extra mile; Rachel Minard speaks to Opalesque in Q&A, and Diane Harrison supplies a Guest Article. Peter Moore, head of compliance and regulation for the IMS Group, advises new managers to not lose faith when faced with regulatory and compliance requirements in Servicers' Spot.
Then we have the usual recapitulation of recent maiden Launches and a review of the latest views and findings in Perspectives.
Finally, in Profiles, three emerging fund managers describe their new fund. K.D. Angle of Angle Capital and Robert Robbins of everTrend talk about their CTA programs and Pace Goldman of Silvercove......................
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