Are the signs of a turn in the hedge fund industry here?  With the financial crisis fading in the rear view mirror some managers who left (or flamed out) prior are getting back into the game of running money.  Given the performance of hedge funds, in general, during the crisis big investors remain interested in downside protection available.  So while there are fewer hedge funds today than at the beginning of the crisis those remaining are likely have in place better risk management procedures.  Now all they need are more conducive markets to help pump up their returns (and fees).  In today’s screencast we examine sentiment towards the hedge fund industry.

Posts mentioned in the above screencast:

Prominent hedge fund managers often get a second chance from investors.  (NYTimes)

James Pallotta is back running money.  (Clusterstock)

Pension funds wish they had a bigger allocation to hedge funds pre-crisis.  (All About Alpha)

The curious incident of hedge funds during the financial crisis.  (Abnormal Returns)

Weekly price chart of Och-Ziff Capital Management (OZM).  (Finviz)


Ken Griffin is trying to make nice with investors by cutting fees.  (Bloomberg)

Carlyle Group is in the market for hedge fund managers.  (Bloomberg)