HSBC backs hedge funds for active risk management

Thu Nov 11, 2010

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HSBC Private Bank is maintaining its highest conviction overweight in hedge funds in the belief that the current investment environment calls for an active approach to risk management that can be provided by hedge funds.
 
Willem Sels, UK head of investment strategy at HSBC Private Bank, said: "Our view that we will avoid a double dip recession appears to be gaining ground, particularly given the additional quantitative easing in the US announced last week. We remain optimistic regarding the future opportunity set for hedge fund managers." 
 
"2010 was characterised by volatile markets that were driven by macro...

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