Macro concerns top the agenda as industry’s leaders gather in Paris

Wed May 25, 2011

Optimism about the hedge fund industry’s rapid rebound from the financial crisis was tempered with pessimism about the macro outlook as the top hedge fund managers and investors came together to debate the key issues at the eighth annual EuroHedge Summit at the start of May

The macro/micro investing dichotomy was everywhere to be seen, heard and felt this year as the hedge fund industry’s key players gathered in Paris for the EuroHedge Summit at the start of May.

Almost 900 leading figures across the hedge fund industry – primarily managers and investors, along with their chief service providers and advisers – attended the eighth annual EuroHedge Summit, which was held at its traditional venue at the Palais de la Bourse in the heart of the French capital on 4-5 May.

A packed auditorium at the Bourse heard compelling addresses from the three keynote speakers – Tim Tacchi of TT International, Lee Robinson of Trafalgar Asset Managers and Colm O’Shea of COMAC Capital – and numerous high-level panel sessions covering a variety of big-picture thematic issues and a range of specific investment strategy areas.

Although the tone was generally upbeat and optimistic about the prospects for the...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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