Hedge Fund Strategies

Hedge Fund Strategies

Hedge Fund Strategies Video

Here is a short video I just found on 3 different hedge fund strategies. This hedge fund blog is not offering this video as a form of financial training or advice of any type, but the video should help helpful in understanding hedge fund strategies on a high introductory level. Here is a direct link to the video.



If you have any additional videos on hedge funds or hedge fund strategies that I could add to the directory of videos available on this hedge fund blog please let me know and I would be happy to add them here.

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China Hedge Funds - Guide to Hedge Funds in China

China - Hedge Funds

Guide to Hedge Funds in China

China Hedge FundsI am starting to build up a list of articles and resources related to hedge funds in China. It is sometimes hard to find information on what the hedge fund industry is like within different regions or cities of the world so these geographical hedge fund guides are aiming to help fill that void.

While I hope that within a year this Guide to Hedge Funds in China is one of the most comprehensive online it will never be exhaustive, if you know of any additional resources including articles, surveys or hedge fund associations in China please let me know and I will add them here.

China Hedge Fund Articles
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Hedge Fund Industry Jobs in China
  • China Hedge funds related jobs site

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Emerging Hedge Fund Managers

Emerging Managers

Emerging Hedge Fund Managers Report

Emerging Hedge Fund ManagersWith hedge fund assets under management reaching USD 3 trillion and more and more new hedge funds being formed every month, Preqin Hedge recently completed a study looking at the appetite of the institutional market for emerging hedge fund managers. In this report 50 investors were surveyed from across the spectrum of the institutional market (excluding fund of hedge funds) on their demand for younger hedge fund managers.

Will an institutional investor invest in an emerging manager hedge fund?
  • 46% of respondents will invest in emerging manager hedge funds
  • This grows to 56% of institutional investors in regards to spin-out teams
  • Just 8% will provide seed capital to new vehicles
What is the requirement for hedge fund managers in terms of track record?
  • 39% of respondents required a two year track record or less.
  • 24% of institutions surveyed would not invest in a hedge fund unless the manager had more than 5 years fund management experience.
  • 6% of institutions reported that they required no specific track record.
What are institutional investor’s requirements for hedge fund managers in terms of assets under management?
  • 17% of respondents demanded no requirements of potential hedge fund managers in terms ofassets under management
  • 40% of institutional investors would invest in funds that had between USD 100 – 500 in AUM.
  • 11% of institutional investors would only invest in a fund provided it had at least USD 1 billion in AUM.
How does allocation to hedge fund (in % of AUM) affect the likelihood of an institutional investor to invest in an emerging manager hedge fund?
  • Investors that allocate a larger percentage of assets to hedge funds are more likely to considerinvestment in emerging manager hedge funds.
  • 100% of institutional investors surveyed that had an allocation greater than 20% stated they wouldinvest in an emerging manager hedge fund.
If you would like to read the full report on emerging manager hedge funds by Preqin, please click here.

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Hedge Fund Due Diligence Questions

Due Diligence Questions

Hedge Fund Due Diligence Questions

Hedge Fund Due Diligence QuestionsLast month I found this article on questions you should ask during a hedge fund due diligence process. While nothing within this blog should be taken as financial advice this article and the hedge fund due diligence guide on my website might give you a high level overview of hedge fund due diligence.

According to Douglas Dick, the best place to look for information on the hedge fund you are completing due diligence on is in the offering memorandum. This document will state all the hedge funds outside supporters, from law firms to independent contributors. The first sign of caution is when you ask a question that the hedge fund is not willing to answer. Willingness to answer all questions without it being too much of a hassle is a small but good sign and will be the foundation for a trustful relationship between you and the fund.

Here are four questions to consider during your time of due diligence. They’ll allow you to get started but it’s extremely important to do thorough research with an expert into all aspects of the fund.
  1. Does the hedge fund use a third party marketing firm?
  2. What technology services do they use? How are they supported?
  3. What law firms are involved with the fund? What other types of hedge funds do they work with?
  4. Who is the outside administration?

Looking into how the hedge fund presents itself and works from the outside is always an important thing. It’s equally important, however, to look at the hedge fund from the inside too. By asking some of these questions you’ll be able to discover valuable information that will eventually help you decide where you will invest your money.

Read more articles like this within the Hedge Fund Due Diligence Guide.

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Institutional Hedge Fund

Institutional Hedge Fund

Institutional Hedge Funds Trend

Institutional Hedge FundA recent white paper stressed that as hedge funds continue to flourish, they have started to look to the institutional market for new opportunities to expand their growth. However, hedge funds must prepare themselves for the distinct set of demands these institutions have. In order to set themselves up for success, hedge fund managers should consider five main challenges in order to attract investment from the institutional market.
  1. Exhibit high quality infrastructure and operations
  2. Increase transparency
  3. Create stable, likeable management teams consisting of people with a variety of skill sets
  4. Shift away from a focus of high risk and high performance to one of stability and constancy
  5. Devote resources to ensure that general business practices are followed

Essentially, institutions prefer doing business with hedge fund managers that operate as they do. This means being highly organized, transparent, and honest. The most successful hedge funds will be able to match these qualities while also performing at the same high level that originally attracted investors.

Read more articles like this within the Hedge Fund Due Diligence Guide.

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Fund of Fund Due Diligence

Fund of Fund

Fund of Fund Due Diligence

fund of fund due diligenceI recently found this fund of fund due diligence article which you might have seen a link to within my hedge fund due diligence guide. Within this article Jim Tomeo, Chief Operating officer and Senior Portfolio Manager of SSARIS Advisors, presents some interesting information regarding hedge funds asset allocation process. He talks a lot about building a portfolio using a bottom up / top down approach and the due diligence that requires. This approach includes taking into consideration two different investment philosophies:
  1. Convergent Strategy – The value of an equity is based on the company’s future expected earnings, future growth rate of these earnings, and uncertainty of these predictions.
  2. Divergent Strategy – Past patterns in security prices can forecast future price patterns.
His process calls for 50% of returns coming from the convergent strategy and 50% coming from the divergent strategy. It also emphasizes the importance of proper pricing on hedge fund success. Another point that Jim stresses within this article is the importance of constantly evaluating hedge fund managers. This means frequent hedge fund manager due diligence:
  • Reviewing internal structure / procedure
  • Background checking
  • Review of hedge fund documentation including memorandums

Jim believes that taking cautions in terms of pricing, manager selections, in addition to sticking with a bottom up and top down approach can help hedge funds endure through tough times and succeed.

Read more articles like this within the Hedge Fund Due Diligence Guide.

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New York City Hedge Funds

New York City Hedge Funds

New York City Hedge Funds Guide

New York City Hedge FundsJust a quick note that I have recently updated my guide to the Hedge Funds in New York. Let me know if you have any additional resources or networking groups that I should add to this guide.

Thanks in advance for the help, I hope a few people find this guide useful.

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Fund of Funds

Fund of Funds

Fund of Funds Video

Fund of Funds, Fund of Fund, Hedge Fund of Fund, Hedge Fund of FundsHere is a short 3 minute a video I found on fund of funds. It discusses the differences between mutual funds and hedge funds, the risk of investing in a single hedge fund manager and why fund of funds have become more popular as a result of that risk.  If you were looking for a directory or database of fund of funds please see Fund of Funds Directory.com

Here is a direct link to video.




If you would like more text-based information on fund of funds please see related article link #1 below to my original article on fund of hedge funds. Also, let me know if you have any great whitepapers or reports on fund of funds and I can add a link to them here within my hedge fund blog. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Largest Hedge Funds

Largest Hedge Funds

Largest Hedge Funds Dominate

Largest Hedge FundsFinancial news recently reported that the top 100 hedge funds now account for 75% of the entire hedge fund industry. Increasing from 69% last year, the major hedge funds in the world have steadily expanded their influence dominating smaller funds. The largest hedge funds increased assets under management 35% over 2007, led by JP Morgan Asset Mangagement managing $44.7 billion in assets. The top 10 hedge funds controlled assets of $324 billion, increasing 29% from last year. While many of the top tier grow and control more assets, this eclipses the remaining smaller hedge funds.

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Hedge Fund Assets

Hedge Fund Assets

Hedge Fund Assets Q1 2008

Hedge Fund AssetsHedgeFund.net released the Q1 2008 Hedge Fund Asset Flows & Performance Report. The report estimates total hedge fund assets fell 1.4% in Q1 2008 to $2.848 trillion. The release is concurrent to the release of the HFN Q1 2008 Administrator Survey which shows total administered hedge fund assets were $2.759 trillion in Q1. The combination of results from these two reports confirms our belief that hedge fund assets are significantly greater than commonly reported.

New allocations to hedge funds were an estimated $53.02 billion during the quarter and Hedge performance losses decreased assets by an estimated $93.18 billion resulting in total hedge fund assets experiencing a quarterly decrease for the first time on record. The 1.4% decrease in Q1 2008 compares to an increase of 11.5% in the first quarter 2007.

Read more articles like this within the Hedge Fund Performance Category of this hedge fund blog.

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Hedge Fund Salary

Hedge Fund Salary

Hedge Fund Salary Levels

There is much talk about astronomical hedge fund salary levels and cases every year where hedge fund managers realize $1B+ in total earnings, but just how well are most hedge fund professionals compensated? I just found some recent hedge fund salary details online by Alpha Magazine. Here are the figures:

Single Manager Hedge Fund CEO Salary Figures
Hedge Fund Salary
Junior Analyst Hedge Fund Salary Figures
Hedge Fund Salary
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Hedge Fund Salary
Data source: Alpha Magazine

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Seed Capital


Seed Capital

Seed Capital Funding

Seed CapitalMany hedge fund managers open their business with one or two seed capital investors, this funding could come through a formal seed capital program with an established institution such as a bank or seeding platform, a fund of fund or private source that likes to stay off most people's radar screen. Many of you already know of the Hedge Fund Group (HFG) and the connected hedge fund forum at HedgeFundMessageBoard.com. Last week I had someone post a list of hedge fund seed capital sources that I wanted to re-post here for everyone's benefit.

Seed Capital Funding Sources




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Hedge Fund Employment | Job & Career Guide for Hedge Fund Professionals

Hedge Fund Employment

Hedge Funds Employment Guide


Hedge Fund EmploymentThe following are the articles I have written related to hedge fund employment. Roughly 20% of all the emails I receive is related to hedge fund career advice, recruiting or marketing/sales team building. This category of articles will hopefully answer some of those common questions and provide a more concise directory of employment related hedge fund articles here on this blog.
I hope this helps, let me know if you would like to contribute a hedge fund employment related article or improve an existing one.
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