Hedge Fund Due Diligence And Its Limitations

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Mark Melin
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In a world where machines learning to create investment strategies is colliding with fundamental portfolio management, today’s algorithmically-minded investment managers go about their jobs in very different ways. One of the methods to mine alpha is to dig deep into niche markets. For a hedge fund allocator, such adventure can involve enhanced risk – particularly with smaller managers with exposure to exotic and sometimes illiquid markets. For many such investors, the reward can be meaningful when the focus is on risk management and ongoing monitoring in addition to manager selection. [klarman] Position level transparency important, mainly when investing in smaller...

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.