Extreme unease, resulting from unstable market conditions,
was the prevailing mood at this year’s annual
InvestHedge Forum, a major gathering of hedge fund
investors and managers held in London this week in association
with EuroHedge. Both are sister publications of Absolute
In light of broadly negative performance on the part of
hedge funds and funds of hedge funds, some of the speakers were
at pains to reinforce the value of those investment models
given the advantages – in terms of relative returns
and diversification – that they continue to provide in
the current markets.
Despite the severe stresses and strains in the financial
markets, a top-quality audience of more than 450 leading
figures in the hedge fund industry came together for two days
of discussion, debate and networking in an atmosphere...