How To Capture A Manager’s “Golden Hour”

Investment professionals, managers, and traders launch hedge funds to exploit perceived price inefficiencies in any market. Good managers launch and achieve exceptional performance figures. The performance attracts attention from the media, financial professionals, and other investors. Investors then subscribe, sending money to the fund. Over time, the fund’s alpha capability dissipates for a variety of reasons, and when this happens, it’s no longer the most efficient allocation of capital. How can investors determine when the “Golden Hour” ends and it’s time to place a redemption notice?
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Are Alternatives Still Able To Provide Outsized Returns?

We live in a world of low interest rates with little sign of reversing in a meaningful way anytime soon while major equity markets move higher on a seemingly daily basis. Active fund managers around the globe struggle to produce outsized returns compared to passive benchmarks. Seeking and diversifying alpha from traditional sources has become more difficult as managers pile into the same trades and strategies. Continue reading “Are Alternatives Still Able To Provide Outsized Returns?”