• Hedge Funds are Looking Good in 2015

    “The appetite for hedge funds remains strong even after the $300 billion California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension fund, said in September it was pulling out of hedge funds because they are too costly and complicated,” reports Svea Herbst-Bayliss of Reuters. “Hedge funds took in roughly $112 billion in new money this […]

  • India for the Win in Emerging Markets

    “Emerging market hedge funds saw clients allocate an additional $3.5 billion in 2014 through September,” wrote Lawrence Delevingne of CNBC. According to HFR, this makes up nearly half of the $6.45 billion in inflows from 2013. All in all, $185 billion of hedge fund capital was invested in emerging market hedge funds. This is either […]

  • A Peek Into the Alternative Assets Management Industry

    Fitch Ratings, a global ratings agency, reported that the outlook for seven publicly traded alternative asset managers is “stable”. Indeed, Stephen Ellis of Morningstar has noted that despite the Alternative Asset Management sector being generally misunderstood by the public due to its relative newness and the complexity of its accounting, the industry is actually quite […]

  • The Benefits of First-Loss (FIRLO) Capital

    There are inherent risks attached to any business venture. In order to be successful, one must first be aware of them and then take measures to mitigate said risks as much as possible. In the hedge fund world, there is a growing trend called first-loss (FIRLO) capital which is gaining popularity as an alternative way […]

  • Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds: Formation, Benefits, and Drawbacks

    Multi-Strategy Hedge Funds: Formation, Benefits, and Drawbacks   The economy has experienced a lot of upheaval over the past several years. The challenging market conditions have in effect produced in investors a conditioned response, a desire to remain ‘safe’ as it were, in a volatile economic environment. This is where multi-strategy hedge funds come in. […]

  • What is FIRLO?

    Industry assets are more abundant than ever before, but its distribution amongst hedge fund managers isn’t exactly what one would call egalitarian. Emerging hedge fund managers are finding it difficult to raise capital as majority of the assets at play usually end up at the hands of managers who handle upwards of $5 billion in assets. This is in spite of the studies that suggest that smaller or emerging managers perform better than their counterparts.