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In our view, hedge funds are a critical component of a strategic asset allocation and play an important role in long-term alpha generation as well as beta and correlation mitigation strategies. However, across strategies only a very small number of funds offer an appropriate level of risk-adjusted returns, and identifying those funds takes considerable time and resources.
Our hedge fund professionals diligently review the broad universe of hedge fund opportunities, identifying managers early in their life cycle and forming long-term business partnerships with those that we expect to generate attractive and sustainable risk-adjusted returns.
Our hedge fund expertise spans an array of strategies including long/short equity, event-driven, credit-focused, and global macro. Over the last four decades, our clients have benefited from the differentiated return streams, capital protection, and reduced volatility offered through these strategic partnerships.
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February 28, 2020—Global equities sold off sharply this week as cases of COVID-19 spread rapidly outside of China (particularly in Korea, Italy, and the Middle East). While the spike in volatility has been abrupt, the current market sell-off is arguably a needed correction.
While robust cash flows have strengthened healthcare system balance sheets in recent years, mounting industry pressures will likely threaten those flows in the future. We explore strategies to manage complexity, maximize the benefits of the Endowment Model, and prudently manage risk.
While many plan sponsors have adapted to dramatic interest rate swings by strategically hedging their liability interest rate risk, some balk when interest rates are low. But failing to hedge long-duration liabilities with long-duration assets can expose sponsors to significant downside risk.
In 2019, returns were driven less by what went right than by what did not go wrong. We highlight ten themes for 2020, with a focus on key macro questions, emerging opportunities, and risks.
Community foundation assets have grown steadily over the years, accumulating a mix of endowment funds and funds with more expedient spend-down expectations. With the right expertise and attention, the endowment model can be applied to these complex, dynamic assets to differentiate the foundation and deliver on its mission.
Recent years have seen challenges for hedge funds and a shift toward low-fee passive and alternative risk premia (ARP) products in investor portfolios. In this paper, we investigate whether ARP and hedge funds are complementary or whether ARP funds are actually a viable replacement for hedge funds.