The research firm will act as consultant to NEPC, noting a rise in the proportion of long-only strategies delivering alpha in its database. But its tie-up with Laven Partners has ceased.
The firm has signed a collaboration with London-based consultancy Laven Partners to provide hedge fund due diligence and compliance, but it could become a permanent fixture.
3A Asia supports GFIA's findings that hedge funds focusing on Asia are more likely to outperform peers if they are located in the region.
But Hedge Fund Research Inc awards that dubious honour to Latin America funds. Either way, says GFIA, Asia-based hedge funds perform better than their Asia-focused peers outside the region.
The first quarter of 2010 saw net hedge fund withdrawals after two quarters of inflows, but the pace of fund closures is slowing, say industry specialists.
The Singapore-based fund of funds has stopped direct coverage of most mainland-based hedge funds, as a result of their lack of transparency.
The crisis has shown that funding is often as important as investments, according to hedge fund managers on a panel in Bangkok.
The Singapore-based fund of hedge funds analyses the phenomenon whereby hedge funds often reduce exposure towards year-end, with some interesting results.
A new portfolio and risk management offering from tech vendor Sophis and JP Morgan will target small and medium-sized hedge funds.
GFIAÆs hedge fund study predicts that employees of underperforming hedge funds are likely to set up their own funds rather than wait years for their current employers to be in a position to pay bonuses.
Several long-only funds investing in the Middle East and Africa have been launched in Asia in recent weeks; this fund is luring investors with the promise of less volatility and more downside protection.
The 2008 game starts with Asian hedge fundsÆ backs against the wall and defending stoically, but it's still early-doors and all to play for.