George Town, Cayman Islands – The increase in value was driven by positive sentiment in the underlying equity markets despite a slow start at the beginning of August. Earnings reports were better than analysts expected and high yielding currencies strengthened on an average of 5.4% over the dollar.
For the third month in a row hedge fund assets have grown, along with other alternative investment options. More investors are realizing the benefits of hedge funds as the major stock indices fall well behind in portfolio earnings.
Regional managers reported consistent gains across most locations as did emerging markets. What has shifted is the life insurance settlement fund, which is responsible for the majority of recent value increases. Originally predicted to show large returns in 2006-2007, these strategy funds are finally starting to show their worth. Managers are forecasting insurance settlement funds to drive earnings far higher than originally expected.
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Global Hedge Fund Group Ltd. (GHF Group) has been developing customized alternative investment solutions and providing corresponding advisory services since 2000. Our priority lies with hedge funds and private equity. All products are designed to provide sustainable and above-average rates of return. Instability and risk are reduced by well-structured investment strategies whose clarity and success are established. Our team of competent professionals has the distinction of reliability, effectiveness and promptness.
GHF Group’s expertise in hedge funds is enhanced by a close association with leading research firms, successful hedge fund managers, and brokerage houses whose macro research gives its research team an edge in understanding world market trends, enabling them to make better hedge-fund allocation decisions.