Coverage of the 2012 Absolute Return Symposium

By Lawrence Delevingne, Rob Copeland

Tue Nov 6, 2012

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Writeups for the event, including those of keynotes Dinakar Singh and Deepak Narula.



Panels, keynotes and workshops are listed in their order of appearance at the Symposium. 

Bridgewater's macro play: long gold, oil and the Euro
Top hedge fund strategists talk about wishful government policy and how to preserve capital.

Dinakar Singh on slimming down in an "insane" and "dangerous" market
The TPG-Axon founder endorses stocks over bonds despite choppy environment in an Absolute Return Symposium keynote address.

Family offices "inundated" by hedge fund pitches, but playing hard to get may be key, investors say
Family investors at Absolute Return Symposium included a self-described hedge fund omnivore and an office invested in 90 different managers.

Credit bulls make forceful case for sustained high returns
Views at the Absolute Return Symposium from GoldenTree, Pine River, Brevan Howard and Cerberus; "a lot more opportunity."

Metacapital mortgage maven Deepak Narula sees room for further profits in signature trade
Red hot manager lays out ways to play mortgages in Absolute Return Symposium keynote.

Unintended consequences of increased regulation on the table at the Absolute Return Symposium.

VelocityCapital pitches its brand of tail risk
Scott Weiner is interviewed by Greg Zuckerman of The Wall Street Journal at the Absolute Return Symposium.

Do you know what your hedge funds are doing?
Window dressing and other manager techniques discussed at Absolute Return Symposium.

Cerberus: RMBS is still the place to be
The firm explains why high returns in the sector will continue at the Absolute Return Symposium.

View from the top: hedge fund COOs talk regulation, investor demands
A discussion on business management at the Absolute Return Symposium.

Taking a dip into Russia while staying dry of oil and gas
At Troika-sponsored session, Absolute Return Symposium attendees exhorted to invest in Russia.

Vermillion, Taylor Woods and LGT offer commodities picks despite a difficult year
Hedge fund managers at the Absolute Return Symposium discussed how to invest amid a Chinese slowdown.

Would you invest grandma's money in hedge funds or stocks? Authors Lack, Schwager and Zuckerman debate
Are the new masters of the universe Market Wizards or is hedge fund exceptionalism a mirage?

Best ideas from Contrarian, Hildene, Stelliam and others
Top investment picks from the Absolute Return Symposium

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H