Tag Archives: Investment Strategies

Fund of Hedge Funds Industry Shrinks But Still Strong

 HedgeFund Intelligence’s Press Release from today states that the fund of funds industry shrank by $95 billion in the first half of 2009 but still manages $735 billion.  This represents a decline of 11.4 percent in assets under management (AUM).  Firms with more than $1 billion in AUM manage a combined $613 billion.  According to HedgeFund Intelligence, 18 fund of […]

Long/Short Mutual Funds

  The market downturn last year has led mutual funds to begin testing new strategies to produce gains with lower risk. Many managers are trying to replicate the methods used by long/short hedge fund managers. By finding negatively correlated positions, fund managers are able to offset losses with gains from other assets in the portfolio.   “130/30” Funds “130/30” funds […]

Some Mutual Funds are Trying to Emulate Hedge Funds

Janet Paskin of the Wall Street Journal reports that mutual funds are trying to emulate hedge funds in an attempt to satisfy average investors needs in alternative fund classes. In the past, hedge funds have been the investment country clubs for wealthy investors. The average investor had no access to hedge funds because he/she was deemed too unsophisticated to research […]