An introduction to hedge funds
Hedge funds have gained a reputation for preserving investors' capital and generating relative outperformance in market crises. Carefully selected hedge funds provide an alternative investment exposure with diversification and enhanced return potential over the long term.
Hedge funds: the case for “trading strategies”
A successful “trading strategy” is able to adjust a portfolio's risk profile rapidly to short-term market conditions, regardless of long-term convictions. The use of trading strategies, especially Global Macro and Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) funds, has been effective in achieving resilience during periods of market stress.
Hedge fund indices: how representative are they?
Hedge fund indices aim to quantify the returns of the hedge fund universe. In doing so, they offer a relative basis for comparing absolute hedge fund performance. However, investors should pay careful attention to index construction, which can easily misrepresent performance and may not fully reflect the complexity of the industry.
An introduction to private equity
Private equity funds have earned a reputation for generating returns above those of public equity markets. A prudent selection offers diversified exposure to attractive sources of risk premiums over the long term.