Hedging Investment Pays Off

By World Finance, PRNE
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

LONDON, June 30, 2011 -


Despite the tough financial climate, hedge funds have faired
well, with investments continuing to grow through the downturn by
as much 10 percent. Research suggests that there is currently over
$2trn of assets under management by hedge funds across the world -
more than at the peak of the market in 2008 - and that amount is
increasing as investors move away from poorly performing share

The depressed markets of the past year have also offered up
plenty of opportunities for cash-rich hedge funds to acquire new
assets. Property has proved a particularly appealing purchase, as
prices in prime locations have sunk to their lowest in years due to
a lack of mortgaging options available to other buyers. Other funds
have looked to surging developing markets as areas for investment,
with Latin America proving popular. 

Traditional financial products still present a strong avenue for
investment however, with European debt in particular proving of
interest. On top of the assets made available to buy from Greece’s
austerity measures, hedge funds look set to move in and buy out
banks’ exposure to debt at prices representing half its value,
hedging (reasonably safely) on it being valued higher in a year or

Using a variety of strategies, the winners of World Finance’s
Hedge Funds 2011 awards have demonstrated an aptitude for
successful investment, capitalising on tough market conditions to
generate good returns for their investors. 

To find more about the winners, pick up a copy of the
July-August edition of World Finance magazine which is available
now. To view the list of winners, visit: href="www.worldfinance.com/winners_articles.php?article_id=2030">

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