Buy-Side Features

Interview: COO Connect speaks to Jiri Krol, AIMA's director of policy and government affairs, about the AIFMD
Published on Feb 14, 2011,
To say the European Union’s (EU) first draft of the AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) would have been damaging to the UK (and European) hedge fund industry is an understatement. It would have been disastrous. Reviewing the original proposals laid down in 2009 makes for uncomfortable reading. However, the end legislation which passed late last year was considerably less toxic than many in the industry expected. The role played by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has been cited by many as being one of the key drivers that helped modify the original pr... read more...
Hedge Funds Care: Philanthropy in the alternative asset management space
Published on Feb 04, 2011,
It would be something of an understatement to say hedge funds do not always receive the greatest press. Some articles in the mainstream media during the post-2008 autopsy reports were so poisonous and vitriolic in their scathing analyses of the alternatives space, it caused one to wonder whether the hedgies actually caused the mess in the first place.
Prerequisites for emerging managers in the post-crisis world
Published on Feb 04, 2011,
Emerging managers are enjoying something of a renaissance among some sophisticated investors. In the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, many institutional investors opted to put their cash into brand name, established hedge funds – vehicles they believed offered steady security of their investments in an incredibly uncertain and volatile economic environment.
No Stone Unturned: Operational due diligence at Signet Capital Management
Published on Jan 20, 2011,
Operational due diligence is a prerequisite for any fund of hedge funds (FoHF) nowadays as the industry strives to recover from the crisis and some of its high-profile links to Bernard Madoff. Charles Gubert speaks to Pierre-Emmanuel Crama, head of operational due diligence at FoHF Signet Capital Management about the challenges he faces.
Aberdeen Asset Management: Attaining a quality technology platform
Published on Jan 05, 2011,
To call Aberdeen Asset Management a big company is a massive understatement. It is a mammoth organisation. Since 2005, it has acquired the asset management divisions of Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). It currently has 31 offices around the globe and manages approximately $164.7 billion in investor assets.
Confronting risk post-2008
Published on Dec 15, 2010,
Risk is a word that comes up a lot but how are hedge funds dealing with it since the financial crisis unfolded? Charles Gubert speaks to John Metzner, COO of New York-based hedge fund Plural Investments about overcoming risk.
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