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Hedge 2009


Today sees the start of the Hedge 2009 conference at the Hilton by Tower Bridge.

rtr27e5bSpeakers such as USS and Permal will assess what investors are looking for in hedge funds while Polygon and SVM will debate how funds put forward the right liquidity terms to investors.

Sushil Wadhwani will talk about how he uses Keynes’s theories about how financial markets work, Roger Bootle will discuss quantitative easing and Tudor Capital will talk about the benefits of quantitative funds.

After last year’s awful performance, money is slowing returning to the industry, but, after a series of frauds and funds locking up client money, investors are now cautious about who they give their money to.

Getting better all the time


Hedge fund firms are once again positioning their businesses for better times ahead — lending further weight to anecdotal evidence that investors are turning back to the industry.

rtr1z93xToday brings news that Lansdowne Partners has stopped taking money into its flagship $8 billion UK Equities fund, having recently accepted new cash following $1.2 billion of investor redemptions.