Alternative Investments a Big Unknown Getting Big Attention
- More Hedge Funds Aim For Side Pockets. Lewis, Janet // Investment Management Weekly;10/24/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 40, p6
Focuses on the increasing use of side pockets by hedge funds which allows to create a kind of mini-private equity fund within the fund. Information on side pockets; Impact of a side pocket on the illiquid investment of a hedge fund; Factor that may limit the use of side pockets.
- Hedge funds, private equity blur lines. Williamson, Christine; Jacobius, Arleen // Pensions & Investments;9/6/2004, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p1
Hedge fund and private equity managers are trolling in each other's waters in search of higher returns, but investors worry about the risk of overfishing. Hedge fund managers, trying to put to work massive infusions of capital, could bid up prices for private equity deals, diminishing returns...
- The Longer the trend, the more encouraging. Harris, Shaun // Finweek;2/15/2007, p85
The article discusses the view of Texan investor John Mauldin on hedge funds. Mauldin points out that one worst habit of hedge funds investors and all investors in general, is looking at past performance. While he recognizes good future for hedge funds, he also acknowledges that hedge funds and...
- Private equity funds bristle as hedge funds muscle in. Westacott, Gemma // Lawyer;2/13/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p13
The article reports that hedge funds have been infringing on what has been the traditional hunting grounds of private equity funds. This has caused some companies such as Merrill Lynch to complain about such a convergence. This may indicate a desire by hedge funds to obtain a more substantial...
- Big dispersion in macro as market moves split managers. // Euro Hedge;3/16/2015, p1
The article reports on the performance of hedge funds in Europe in February 2015. It is noted that the month was more of a mixed bag for those investing top-down in a broader range of markets while for most hedge funds pursuing equity-focused strategies, it was generally a strong month. It is...
- Emerging trends in mergers and acquisitions and the importance of private equity and hedge funds. Mills, Roger // Henley Manager Update;Autumn2006, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p27
This article explores the major reasons behind the current boom in M & A activity, paying particular attention to the significance of private equity and hedge funds in this boom. Might there be cause for concern about recent hedge fund growth?
- Slow waltz with private equity. Burr, Barry B. // Pensions & Investments;4/19/2004, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p8
Trustees of the University of Illinois Foundation have gotten cold feet about one of the fund's two recent alternative investment allocations. The foundation, based in Urbana, added the two new asset classes last year: 2% of assets in hedge funds and 3% in private equity. The $725 million fund...
- Hedge funds getting real. Jacobius, Arleen // Pensions & Investments;11/1/2004, Vol. 32 Issue 22, p1
This article reports that hedge fund managers are gravitating toward real estate, either by including an increasing amount of it in their funds or by adding dedicated real estate hedge funds to their offerings to capture the higher returns compared with other asset classes. At the same time,...
- Current Trends in Hedge Funds. Papier, Edward // CPA Journal;Mar2005, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p16
Focuses on several developments in hedge fund investments in the U.S., as of March 2005. Purpose of absolute return investments; Investment strategies employed by the funds; Creation of investable hedge fund indices.