Comments on: When hedge funds lose their mojo, humble pie is in order http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/06/09/when-hedge-funds-lose-their-mojo-humble-pie-is-in-order/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Alan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/06/09/when-hedge-funds-lose-their-mojo-humble-pie-is-in-order/#comment-16346 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 15:41:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3924#comment-16346 Less than 1% of all hedge funds are worth looking at to invest. There are now abut 7-8000 funds where most have large volatility and have not controlled risk like they should have, nor do they show consistency of profits. There are only a few very elite managers that make money year after year as they have a very good shop with many expereinced anaylsts people that have traded in difficult markets. Today anyone who has an MBA thinks they can run a hedge fund. They have had a huge rude awakening gthis past year. Invstors no matter how they are should do their homework, and do not rely on other opinions. Due yourown due diligence, subscribe to databases and do not invest with thir party marketers who will pitch fund that pay them a fee. Stay away from fund of funds as they have double fees and are an excercize in mediocrity. Pay attentionto fund that have high Sharpe ratios over a minimun of 1.5. do not go with a manager under a 5 year track record no matter how good the short term record looks.

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/06/09/when-hedge-funds-lose-their-mojo-humble-pie-is-in-order/#comment-16345 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 15:33:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3924#comment-16345 It seems like a good time to launch a fund-of-funds replication strategy fund. The cost basis would be much less since the investors would not be paying the high fees. And there would be far more transparency and liquidity.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/06/09/when-hedge-funds-lose-their-mojo-humble-pie-is-in-order/#comment-16344 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 15:29:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3924#comment-16344 World War II saw Wall Street provide barely 15% of the needed capital for the war effort. We prosecuted that war to a successful conclusion. Global climate change is an even greater threat to mankind than was the great conflagration. Surely we can draw from our experiences of the 1930s and 40s to find away to mobilize our workforce to meet this threat.

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