Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About How to Build a Hedge Fund

From Barrons:  Launching a new hedge fund has always been difficult, and even more so since the financial crisis. More funds are closing down than starting up these days, and most of the failures are small operations with short histories, says Daniel Celeghin, a partner at Casey, Quirk and Associates, which advises asset managers. Because investors have become "more educated and more paranoid" since the 2008 crash, he notes, they gravitate toward "the perception of safety" in large hedge funds that boast long track records. Of the $15.3 billion that investors poured into hedge funds during the first three months of this year, firms that managed more than $5 billion soaked up $10.1 billion; firms managing less than $100 million got just $1.14 billion, according to analysts at Hedge Fund Research….

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