Presenting Absolute Return's 2012 Rising Stars: Five to Watch

By Lawrence Delevingne, Rob Copeland

Tue Dec 18, 2012

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A diverse group of hedge funds are named Absolute Return's 2012 Funds to Watch.

For all the talk of 'small fund alpha,' there's still a lot of big beta in hedge fund land.

Many investors give lip service to finding small managers to boost their sagging portfolios with market-beating returns. But the rub is the work: finding rising stars with clean backgrounds, convincing track records and the hunger to beat the markets takes a lot of digging. Many investor-whisperers like consultants and funds of funds also have to deal with the career risk of choosing a blowup, especially when searching on behalf of institutional investors. All of which leads to more allocations to big managers and, for many, more ho-hum returns. Case in point: the median hedge fund is up just 5.3% through November, according to the Absolute Return Composite Index.

Enter Absolute Return's Funds to Watch. Each year, the feature profiles some of the most talented managers of small funds, focusing on...

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