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Study shows behavioral analysis supplements hedge funds due diligence process

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

A new white paper by privately owned investment advisory firm TeamCo Advisers, LLC, showed that behavioral analysis can serve as a meaningful supplement to the hedge fund due diligence process, potentially exposing key insights about hedge fund managers that might ordinarily remain hidden.

TeamCo managing director Aimee Kish said, "The top people at a hedge fund regularly dictate the firm’s success or failure – they control investment decisions, run the day-to-day operations, and set the firm’s culture. By incorporating a sophisticated analysis of verbal and non-verbal cues into our due diligence process, TeamCo has been able to critically evaluate these key people, and, even in brief interactions, determine whether they have the positive traits that could potentially make them 'all-stars’ or the negative attributes and suspicious body language that could be signals of trouble down the road. This analysis has enabled us to glean important, additive insights about managers’ personalities and dispositions, giving us a deeper understanding of the people ultimately responsible for investors’ capital."

The paper, entitled, Behavioral Analysis: Seeing What Is Left Unsaid, was co-authored by Kish, CAIA and Leanne ten Brinke, Ph.D, a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow a......................

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