Hedge Funds Do Not Always Suffer in Volatile Markets

Hedge Funds Do Not Always Suffer in Volatile Markets


hedge fund volatilityThe business times online recently ran an article which is of the variety that keeps me motivated to keep writing in this hedge fund blog. Here is what they wrote with my insert comments:

Hedge funds suffer in volatile markets

Hedge funds worldwide are heading for their worst monthly performance in almost ten years amid signs that the credit crunch is claiming fresh victims across the investment markets.

Industry experts (which experts? There are none mentioned here) predict that there will be a shakeout of the hedge fund industry this year, with a rash of collapses among funds with less than $10 billion under management (There are only 50 hedge funds with over $10B in assets representing just .5% of the total hedge fund industry. There will always be some hedge funds collapsing within this 99.5% section of the industry).

Sources (un-named) said that last week's stock market volatility would have hit some managers hard, raising question marks about their reliance on equity strategies. Other managers would have made substantial profits despite the market storm, they said.

“The next few months will sort the men from the boys. January has asked some big questions, as no one was predicting the market movements of last week,” one prime broker said. “But plenty of hedge funds are making money in the current environment, even as there are those making losses."

Maybe I'm just being nit-picky here and have spent too much time reading hedge fund news and articles but it seems un-justified to say that hedge funds do poor through periods of volatility when as a group they crushed many benchmarks last year riding through the late summer and early fall volatility. I will admit I haven't looked at industry-wide #'s this past week but I think it is important to keep in mind just how many hedge funds are out there with less then $10B in assets under management, that is pretty much the whole industry. Most mainstream news focuses on the top 50-200 hedge funds out of a sea of 10,000-12,000.

- Richard

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Middle East Sovereign Wealth Funds

Middleast Sovereign Wealth Funds


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Resource thanks to Forbes and the business development consultant Kim Chinn - Mcchin.biz

- Richard

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Hedge Funds Seeking to Stop Countrywide Merger

Hedge Funds and Countrywide Merger


SRM Global Hedge Fund, founded by Jonathon Wood, is seeking to stop the merger between Bank of America (BAC) and Countrywide Financial (CFC). In a statement released by SRM, a company spokesperson said: "We strongly believe that the terms of the proposed merger with Bank of America are contrary to the interests of the Company's shareholders."

SRM Global filed a Schedule 13-D with the SEC today. The company claims that the book value of the shares of CFC are $20.00 a share as of December 31, 2007. SRM owns 5.19% of Countrywide. They would receive 0.1822 shares of B of A for every share of CFC they own. The SEC filing indicates that the company may engage the boards of directors of the companies in discussions regarding the proposed merger.

As soon as I saw this story, I was reminded of Bob Barnard's Post on Hedge Funds Using Litigation to Exert Influence over Companies. By filing this SEC 13D, SRM is indicating its intent to stop the deal with Bank of America. Will SRM resort to litigation?

If SRM is not satisfied by its talks with management, it may choose to resort to the courts for reprieve (this is pure speculation on my part based on Bob's earlier post). If they decide to resort to litigation, they will likely file a shareholder's derivative suit against countrywide and seek a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to stop the deal.It is clearly too early to tell, but this might be a foreshadowing of a few of the hurdles B of A will have to overcome in order to complete the merger.

- Amir Shaikh (Guest Contributor and blogger at OverHedged)

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Hedge Funds and Web 2.0

Hedge Funds 2.0



Social Media and Web 2.0 trends are affecting all industries, including hedge funds...

Web 2.0 is the term coined to describe websites that contain user interaction or user content contribution abilities. These websites include blogs or weblogs, forums, online communities and interactive "wiki-like" pages. The hedge fund industry is starting to embrace these changes at a rapid pace. Sites like the Albourne Village, Linkedin.com, Hedgeco and investment blogs such as this hedge fund blog are seeing rapid increases in traffic.

If they are not familiar with them already forget all of the technical terms used above, the important reason to get why these websites are successful are the relationships fostered through them. Being able to participate within a community online create more of a sense of ownership and trust than one gets from viewing a stale corporate advertisement-like website. This trend is just now getting off of the ground and becoming mainsteam within relatively sophisticated areas of business such as alternative investments.

Thanks to Blogburst here are some interesting stats on blogs:

+ Over 57 million Americans read blogs

+ 89% of companies surveyed say they think blogs will be more important in the next five years

+ 22 of the 100 most popular websites in the world are blogs

If you are looking for more online community-like experienes you might want to visit my Hedge Fund Message Board, join the Hedge Fund Group (HFG), visit Hedge Funds Career.com or register with Hedgeco. HedgeCo offers community profiles, hedge fund manager blogs and social bookmarking features. HedgeCo is light years ahead of others in creating a more interactive business online, they are a model of what is to come and others will be emulating them as they become even more popular with investors and consultants.

Over the next quarter I am launching two new hedge fund social media websites. If you would like to inter-connect our projects please shoot me an email. Also, If you are looking to start your own investment or hedge fund blog and need some help let me know and I will help you start off on the right foot.

- Richard

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Hedge Fund Taxation

Hedge Fund Taxation


Hedge Fund Taxation, Hedge Fund Taxes

With all of the tax issues flying around regarding hedge funds and carried interest, etc. I thought I would post this note which 30% of you have probably already seen at one point or another. It is very relevant to hedge funds, and thousands of hedge fund managers will leave America if taxes increase by too much.
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Why should we give tax cuts to the hedge funds?

Let’s put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand. Suppose that every day, ten men go out to dinner. The bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So that’s what they decided to do.

The ten men ate dinner in the restaurant every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day the owner threw them a curve.“Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily meal by $20.”

So now dinner for the ten only cost $80. The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. The first four men were unaffected; they would still eat for free. But what about the other six? How could they divide up the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?

The six men realized that $20 divided by 6 is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s bill, then the fifth and sixth man would each end up being paid to eat their meal.The restaurant owner suggested it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid $0 (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 ( 25% savings).
The ninth now paid $15 instead of $18 (17% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to eat for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

“I only got a dollar out of the $20,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, “but he got $10.” “Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than me.” “That’s true!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back when I only got $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!” “Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison. “We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor.”

The nine men surrounded the tenth man and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for dinner, so the nine sat down and ate without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money among them to pay even half the bill.

The people and firms which pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax hedge funds too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up at the table anymore

- Richard

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Warrant Arbitrage

Warrant Arbitrage

Warrant Arbitrage Strategy

Warrant Arbitrage StrategyWarrant arbitrage strategies originated within the European markets and it combines a blend of more traditional option pricing calculators together with practical fine tuning to identify warrant price anomalies on a volatility basis, or warrant prices have broken through their relative historic relationships with the underlying stock price.

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Retail Hedge Funds

Retail Hedge Funds



retail hedge fund productsInteresting article here by the Financial News on hedge funds being offered to broader retail channels in Europe. The European Commission has been relaxing trading restrictions on open-ended funds in the EU to increase the fund options available to the general public. These products have no daily liquidity, can use leverage and are allowed to have large cash positions. They are not technically classified as retail products but they are being used within traditional retail distribution channels.

I don't see a high percentage of hedge funds jumping on this bandwagon unless they are already running a long only portfolio or have a lot of current assets coming from a retail channel. The US hedge fund managers who now offer funds that meet these new European requirements include:
- Richard

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Zero Coupon Bonds

Zero Coupon Bonds


zero coupon bonds municipal treasuryA Zero coupon bond (also known as a discount bond) is a bond bought at a price lower than its face value, with the face value repaid at the time of maturity. It does not make periodic interest payments, or so-called "coupons," hence the term zero-coupon bond. Investors earn interest via the difference between the discounted price of the bond and its par (or redemption) value. Examples of zero-coupon bonds include U.S. Treasury bills, U.S. savings bonds, and long-term zero-coupon bonds.In contrast, an investor who has a regular bond receives income from coupon payments, which are usually made semi-annually. The investor also receives the principal or face value of the investment when the bond matures.

Some zero coupon bonds are inflation indexed, so the amount of money that will be paid to the bond holder is calculated to have a set amount of purchasing power rather than a set amount of money, but the majority of zero coupon bonds pay a set amount of money known as the face value of the bond. Zero coupon bonds may be long or short term investments. Long-term zero coupon maturity dates typically start at ten to fifteen years. The bonds can be held until maturity or sold on secondary bond markets. Short-term zero coupon bonds generally have maturities of less than one year and are called bills. The U.S. Treasury bill market is the most active and liquid debt market in the world.

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I get several emails a week from individuals looking for definitions or strategy explanations. To answer these questions I will try to post a definition of a word that is used often in the hedge fund industry.

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Hedge Fund Databases | Database Products Review

Hedge Fund Databases



Hedge Fund Database Tips


Quick Links: Hedge Fund Marketing Tools

Anyone who has the ability to successfully navigate the many channels of capital within the hedge fund industry is worth their weight in gold (and that’s rising every day). There are two major components of marketing and selling a hedge fund which each take constant attention and refining.
  1. Understand the DNA of the many distinct distribution channels open to hedge funds for raising capital and
  2. Having an electronic hedge fund of fund of hedge fund database of the right people to call on within those channels.
Hedge Fund DatabasesWhile some people develop their own databases from scratch this is often a long painful road with many days spent leaving voicemails with firms that have gone out of business, merged, switched investment focus or charge too high of fees to work with. This has led to many hedge funds investing in fund hedge fund databases that are automatically updated with half a dozen pages of information on fees, structure, management information, etc. This trend with hedge fund databases goes along with the “outsource everything that is not our core competence” model that many both emerging managers and $1B+ players have taken.



9 Fund of Hedge Fund Database Tips


If you need a list of hedge fund of funds or are thinking of purchasing a fund of hedge fund directory or database here are my top 9 tips:

  1. Take the time to call or at least email the firm who offers a fund of hedge fund database, these will sometimes be referred to as fund of hedge fund or fof directories.
  2. Only work with well known, reputable firms that specialize in providing hedge fund databases or hedge fund of fund databases. Avoid small shop fly-by-nighters at all costs
  3. Take the time to really get familiar with the information provided within the database, ask for a sample of what the information will look like. It really is an investment that could save you literally thousands of hours IF you pick the right hedge fund database for your business model. See a Hedge Fund of Fund of Hedge Fund Database Sample.
  4. Ensure that the database is updated at least once a quarter, contact details and firm information gets old very quickly.
  5. Expect to pay $750-$3,000 for a high quality hedge fund database, many cost around $1,800 while others can cost up to $30,000/year. Be sure and know the trade-offs of buying a physical database versus subscribing to one online. If you don't have a hard copy of the data in Excel or Access format you may not be able to use it once a time-based subscription expires. For some firms this is fine, for others it would be a costly mistake.
  6. Make sure the hedge fund database you use is compatible with your systems. Do you use SalesForce? Act? Goldmine? Excel? Word?(lord help you)
  7. While you are kicking the tires of your potential new hedge fund database make sure it has complete information on a firm. You don’t want to call a firm asking if you can send over your PowerPoint presentation only to find out they are really a competitor or a division within another firm you called that same day.
  8. Don’t steal a database. This may sound obvious, but it is common for employees to copy parts of a database for later use or use some other un-ethical means of obtaining database details. Don’t, it is not worth it. Always take the high road and you can stand behind every action you have ever taken.
  9. This list only contains 9 tips instead of 10 because this one is worth more than the rest combined. Ask hard questions when you are buying fund of hedge fund database. Ask how often your database details will be updated. Ask exactly how many hedge funds are updating their information. Some databases will say that they have details on 9,000 hedge funds while the reality is that some of them haven't updated their information in 4 years...make sure all of the data is being updated at least once a year.
Let me know if you have any extra tips you think I should add to this list. You may comment below, append this list within your own blog or email me at Richard@RichardCWilson.com. If you are interested in buying a fund of hedge fund database they are offered online at Fund of Funds Directory.com and Investor Databases.com

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Disclaimer: While these tips are my original ideas based on my experience in raising assets for money managers I have an ongoing business relationship with Barclays. This was created because 1) their database can be downloaded to your computer in many formats 2) their database is reasonably priced and I would buy it for my own work 3) their database is updated much more often than some of their competitors. Learn more about their products here

Alpha

Alpha


Measures the value that an investment manager produces, by comparing the manager's performance to that of a risk-free investment (usually a Treasury bill). For example, if a hedge fund had an alpha of 1.0 during a given month, it would have produced a return during that month that was one percentage point higher than the benchmark Treasury. Alpha can also be used as a measure of residual risk, relative to the market in which a fund participates.

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Arbitrage Investment Strategy

Arbitrage Investment Strategy

Arbitrage Investment Strategy Definition

Arbitrage Investment StrategyArbitrage is a investment approach that aims at exploiting price differentials that exist as a result of market inefficiencies. Arbitrage plays typically involve purchasing a security in one market, while selling an instrument with similar performance characteristics in another market -- earning returns that far exceed the risk incurred.

Arbitrage is a pretty broad term that is tossed around often and technically could describe a wide swath of strategies in the hedge fund industry. You may have heard of convertible arbitrage, index arbitrage, dividend arbitrage or bond arbitrage before. Convertible arbitrage is one of the most popular forms, it is where a hedge fund manager or trader purchases convertible securities, which are usually bonds. They then short a usually preset portion of the equity risk by shorting the underlying equity security. Leverage is often applied within these types of arbitrage portfolios.

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Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB)

Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB)


hedge funds standards board (HFSB)You might have already heard of the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB). They are an organization built from the pocket change of 14 leading hedge funds which are mostly based in London. The trustess for the Hedge Fund Standards Board include:
  • Sir Andrew Large - Interim Chairman
  • Michael Alen-Buckley - RAB
  • Michael Cohen - Och Ziff
  • Christopher Fawcett - Chairman, AIMA
  • Stuart Fiertz - Cheyne Capital
  • Stanley Fink - Man Group plc
  • Michael Hintze - CQS
  • Klaus J√§ntti - Brummer
  • Nagi Kawkabani - Brevan Howard
  • Paul Marshall - Marshall Wace
  • Jeffrey Meyer - Gartmore
  • Bernard Oppetit - Centaurus-Capital
  • George Robinson - Sloane Robinson
  • Manny Roman - GLG
  • Paul Ruddock - Lansdowne Partners
  • Rob Standing - LDFM
This group attempts to outline best practices that would increase the financial stability and reduce systematic risk within the hedge fund industry by suggesting best practices for all hedge funds to follow. The HFSB has just recently released its 144 page final report.

- Richard

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Sovereign Wealth Fund Code of Conduct

Sovereign Wealth Funds Code of Conduct

sovereign wealth fundsThe Chairman of Standard Chartered warned yesterday that state-backed sovereign wealth funds should have to adhere to a code of conduct allowing more transparency and governance.

“Because sovereign wealth funds have become such important players, they have to behave impeccably,” he told the Financial Times. “Otherwise they’re irresponsible participants in the world economy.”

While this topic is soon to be discussed at the World Economic Forum some see the road of enforcing any type of code over sovereign wealth funds to be a long if not never-ending road to go down. The powers at be who want a code of conduct have no real power of these state governments and capital is in high demand by the very nations that are typically the most vocal in expressing their negative views of these foreign investments.

- Richard

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Top 10 Hedge Fund Myths

Top 10 Hedge Fund Myths


There was an interesting article posted over the weekend by the Business Times Online this week entitled "Hedge Fund Managers, Lords of Lucre." The article discusses the general public's view of hedge funds and how they make money. The journalist who wrote the article uses several extreme examples while depicting the hedge fund industry, this is part of why I write in this blog. There are a lot of aspects about the hedge fund industry that would be hard or nearly impossible to learn by reading mainstream media sources on the subject. To help answer the question about who hedge fund managers are here is a list of what is not true.

Top 10 Hedge Fund Myths
  1. Most hedge fund managers are billionaires
  2. Hedge Funds are risky investment vehicles
  3. The hedge fund industry in general is struggling and investors are taking their money out of these types of investments
  4. The United States has the same access to hedge funds as other developed countries
  5. Hedge Funds aren't performing as well as mutual funds or stock market indicies
  6. It is very hard to get any job within the hedge fund industry
  7. Hedge fund managers generally drive Ferrari's and live in extreme excess
  8. It is hard to learn anything about what hedge funds do or even what strategies they use
  9. Hedge funds blow up all the time
  10. Most hedge funds manage billions of dollars of capital

Are you a hedge fund manager or consultant in the industry? Want to share a couple more myths that you often run into with clients or investors? Please comment below or email me at Richard@RichardCWilson.com and I'll post your ideas as well.

1.23.08 Post Update: A blog reader has contributed the following additional myths to this list:

11. Hedge fund managers are cowboys who enjoy hurting the markets
12. Hedge fund managers have some "secret" to trading the markets

13. Hedge fund managers have it easy and really don't have to work to hard (my favorite new addition to the list)

14. Hedge funds cause market volatility. and the obvious corollary – they prosper at the expense of the common investor.

- Richard

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List Directory of Hedge Fund Managers in Chicago IL Illinois

Hedge Funds in IL

List of Hedge Funds in Chicago IL

List Directory of Hedge Fund Managers in Chicago IL IllinoisWe have created this post in reply to the many emails we get requesting hedge fund lists for specific states or regions.

Below please find a link to a resources which provides you with a list of hedge fund manager contact details for the state of Illinois. Hedge fund managers within this list are based in Chicago and other areas within the state of Illinois.


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List Directory of Hedge Funds in Massachusetts | MA Hedge Fund Lists

Hedge Funds in MA

List of Hedge Funds in Massachusetts

List Directory of Hedge Funds in Massachusetts | MA Hedge Fund ListsWe have created this post in reply to the many emails we get requesting hedge fund lists for specific states or regions.

Below please find a link to a resources which provides you with a list of hedge fund manager contact details for the state of Massachusetts. Hedge fund managers within this list are based in Boston and other areas within the state of Massachusetts .


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List Directory of Hedge Funds in New York | NYC Hedge Fund Managers

Hedge Funds in NYC

List of Hedge Funds in New York City

List Directory of Hedge Funds in New York | NYC Hedge Fund ManagersWe have created this post in reply to the many emails we get requesting hedge fund lists for specific states or regions.

For a full directory of hedge funds please see HedgeFundDirectoryPro.com

Below please find a link to a resources which provides you with a list of hedge fund manager contact details for the state of New York. Hedge fund managers within this list are based in Manhattan / New York City and other areas within the state of New York.


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Directory List of Hedge Funds in Connecticut | CT

Hedge Funds in CT

List of Hedge Funds in Connecticut

Directory List of Hedge Funds in Connecticut | CT We have created this post in reply to the many emails we get requesting hedge fund lists for specific states or regions.

Below please find a link to a resources which provides you with a list of hedge fund manager contact details for the state of Connecticut. Hedge fund managers within this list are based in Greenwich and other areas within the state of Connecticut.


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List of Hedge Fund Managers in California CA San Francisco Los Angeles

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List of Hedge Funds in California

We have created this post in reply to the many emails we get requesting hedge fund lists for specific states or regions.

Below please find a link to a resources which provides you with a list of hedge fund manager contact details for the state of California. Hedge fund managers within this list are based in San Francisco, San Diego, Lost Angeles, Palo Alto, Northern California and Southern California.


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Hedge Fund Group (HFG) Seeing Rapid Growth

Hedge Fund Group (HFG)

Hedge Fund Group Sees Rapid Growth


Some of you are members of and already know that this blog is connected to the Hedge Fund Group (HFG), a Linkedin.com networking group that shares advice, business leads and resources. The Hedge Fund Group (HFG) now has over 10,500 members. This group was just started 10 months ago now and is currently gaining 75 new members each day. Many members work within hedge funds and other are consultants, academics, students and investors. If you haven't already please join the Hedge Fund Group Group (HFG) by clicking here. Once you have joined please introduce yourself within the "New Member Introductions Thread" on HedgeFundMessageBoard.com.

Other threads you may be interested in keeping an eye on include:

The goal was to reach 15,000 members by the end of 2008 and it looks like we are well on track to do so. Once we reach 15,000 members the group will become much more organized and official with the launch of HedgeFundGroup.org.
  • We will continue to build our Board of Advisors which consists mainly of hedge funds and fund of hedge funds. We currently have 22 funds on the Board.
  • We will join forces with other hedge fund associations and law groups to hold networking events in 5 major cities where there is a high concentration of hedge funds.
  • We will select a couple of breakfast and lunch designations in New York where members can always mingle and meet others in a easy casual fashion.
  • A monthly newsletter will begin going out announcing industry-wide networking events regardless of whether they are organized directly through our group or not.
  • We will continue to develop the Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) Designation Program.
  • We are looking for additional ways that we could expand this group and make it more valuable for everyone involved. If you have some ideas please email them to Richard Wilson at Richard@RichardCWilson.com.
  • Regardless of where it goes I would like to always stress that the group is a place where everyone is welcome and advice is freely given for the benefit of the group or a group member. If you are looking to be close vested or spamy please keep moving along.

As always please feel free to reprint or forward this post along to anyone who might be interested in learning more about networking in the hedge fund industry.

- Richard

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GAIM Conference

GAIM Conference

GAIM USA 2008 is just around the corner on January 21-24, 2008 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Florida. With over 900 industry leaders confirming their attendance so far, GAIM USA will once again be the largest gathering of hedge funds and their investors in the US and an event you won’t want to miss.

This year we have more asset allocators than ever before and more networking opportunities to provide you with the chance to mix and mingle with your colleagues. This means you will be attending The Event of the Year and you will have the opportunity to meet More Influential Asset Allocators and Top Performing Managers than at any other event in North America!

To market your event on this blog please email Richard@HedgeFundGroup.org. See the Hedge Fund Events & Seminars for upcoming events in the hedge fund industry.

- Richard

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