Opinion

  • Editor's Letter : Risks and opportunities abound in pivotal time ahead

    January 21, 2016

    Happy New Year everyone. Blimey – what a start it has been. And what a testing year we could well have ahead of us

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  • Guest Comment : Hedge fund marketing clichés – and what investors hear...

    November 27, 2015

    When a real estate agent describes a property as “cosy”, the clichéd term acts as a warning, and we all instinctively understand something very different from what is said. But does the same phenomenon ever occur in hedge fund marketing?

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  • Editor's Letter : Short-term success and long-term sustainability

    November 27, 2015

    After a turbulent and at times fairly wild third quarter, European hedge fund performance in October was pretty good on the whole

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  • Editor's Letter : Entering the final stretch, could 2015 be a make-or-break year?

    October 29, 2015

    It is hard not to think that this could be a make-or-break year for many hedge funds – and quite possibly even for the hedge fund industry as a whole

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  • Editor's Letter : KKR/Marshall Wace: the face of the future for alternatives?

    September 25, 2015

    The purchase by private equity giant KKR of a stake of up to 40% in $22 billion long/short equity firm Marshall Wace as part of a long-term strategic partnership is a ground-breaking deal at many levels

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  • Guest Comment : An alternative view: how not to launch a hedge fund in 2015

    September 25, 2015

    A tongue-in-cheek guide by former cap intro man Edgar Senior on the do’s and don’ts these days for would-be founders of new hedge fund firms looking to gain investor support for their new launches

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  • Editor's Letter : Regulators must not hinder the private debt ‘revolution’

    July 29, 2015

    AIMA CEO Jack Inglis calls it “a quiet revolution” – and it is one that has the capacity to transform the world of asset management and the world of banking over the next few years

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  • Editor's Letter : Opinion: time for the industry to show value to society

    June 26, 2015

    There are many differences between the cultures and attitudes of the hedge fund industry in America and in Europe. In the US, managers are more comfortable with the idea of making money. They are more visible and conspicuous in their giving and their philanthropy. They are openly proud of their success and the ways in which they embody the American Dream

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  • Editor's Letter : Hedge funds are ex-growth? Tell it to the marines

    May 29, 2015

    Judging by their actions, people such as Eric Schmidt and Stephen Schwartzman either don’t read the likes of the Financial Times or the Wall Street Journal when it comes to hedge funds – or don’t take much stock of what those types of media outlets say and think on the subject

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  • Editor's Letter : Hedge funds: the best insurance for when bubbles begin to burst?

    March 25, 2015

    The ranks of those who believe that we are in a giant bubble, or possibly a giant series of bubbles, are growing by the day.

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  • Editor's Letter : Jumpy markets, dwindling liquidity and unwise regulation: a recipe for trouble?

    February 24, 2015

    If there was one theme that dominated the annual EuroHedge awards dinner, it was that this could be a very testing year

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