Hot hedge fund strategies for 2005

Hedge fund strategies are getting more complicated, says Goldman Sachs fund of funds chief.

Nadja Pinnavaia, head of Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies Group for Europe and Asia, explains why some hedge fund managers are delving into more illiquid, complex strategies to generate attractive returns.

Was 2004 a disappointing year for hedge fund performance

Pinnavaia Overall returns for the year were in the high single digits, which certainly isn't disappointing. Most hedge fund strategies experienced returns within one standard deviation of their mean returns, within expectations. Strategies such as event driven, equity longshort and multi-strategy all produced returns above their historical average. However, hedge funds did experience weak performance during the second and third quarters of 2004. In particular what...

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