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Wealth Gram November 2012

Fund Catalyst’s John Purcell talks to GSCGI about the hedge fund investing process

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Fund Catalyst founder, Alejandro Kerschen, introduces the platform


Tricky choices

Choosing a hedge fund strategy that will perform well in 2012 is difficult. With unprecedented ambiguity about what 2012 will bring, strategies need to cope with market volatility and uncertainty.

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Moveable fees

Investors should be looking more closely at how funds calculate fees as well as pressing for better terms.

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Extracting opportunities

Hedge fund strategies will struggle with wildly fluctuating markets in 2012 but see a promise of better returns from emerging market opportunities.

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Emerging allocations

The financial crisis easy money in emerging markets is over. Institutional investors, expecting continued declines in Western markets, are set to increase allocations to emerging market managers over the next few years.

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Back to 2008 for CTAs?

Can CTAs generate positive returns despite the eurozone sovereign debt debacle and slow global growth?

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Innovate to survive

By reinventing itself the funds of hedge funds industry hopes to survive and thrive.

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Bullish on Brazil

Brazilian hedge funds have outperformed in a volatile year by staying market neutral and focusing on domestic stories.

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Diversification is popular with investors

Why do investors think that volatility extracted from the option market does not reflect the true volatility of the index?

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Debate on hedge fund directorships intensifies

Independent directors are a relatively new concept for the hedge fund industry. Various hedge fund domiciles are struggling to find the best way to manage them.

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Safe option

Why institutional investors and hedge fund managers are embracing managed account platforms as a credible alternative to direct investment.

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