valuation

Hedge Funds

David Neal talks up hedge fund value

The Future Funds’s chief investment officer has given testament to the role of know-how gained from retained hedge fund managers in the success of its dynamic-asset-allocation strategy. In a presentation to the seventh annual Conexus Financial Absolute Returns conference in Melbourne, David Neal emphasised the value added by hedge funds as a contrast to some […]
Investment Strategy

IFM ramping up GDP-linked infrastructure

Infrastructure investor Industry Funds Management believes that 2013 could be a good year to invest in GDP-linked assets after significant investment in regulated assets in recent years. Kyle Mangini, IFM’s Melbourne-based head of infrastructure, says that valuations for GDP-linked assets, such as airports, seaports and toll roads are at an attractive point in the cycle, […]
Investment Strategy

Escrow could be the wary investor’s friend

Escrow has emerged as a potential risk management tool for super funds doing direct investment deals in infrastructure and private equity in an environment where counterparty risk is front of mind. Escrow can be used by buyers and sellers of assets where price uncertainty or counterparty risk exists, and is typically used to help settle […]
Investment Strategy

Escrow could be the wary investor’s friend

Escrow has emerged as a potential risk management tool for super funds doing direct investment deals in infrastructure and private equity in an environment where counterparty risk is front of mind. Escrow can be used by buyers and sellers of assets where price uncertainty or counterparty risk exists, and is typically used to help settle […]
Investment Strategy

Private equity NAVs to fall further, but 80

Private equity fund valuations should fall by almost one fifth by the end of the first quarter, and could fall another 12 per cent in the second, according to research from alternatives boutique Barwon Investment Partners. While major indexes worldwide fell by roughly 40 per cent in 2008, the reporting lags inherent in valuing the […]
Investment Strategy

Private equity NAVs to fall further, but 80

Private equity fund valuations should fall by almost one fifth by the end of the first quarter, and could fall another 12 per cent in the second, according to research from alternatives boutique Barwon Investment Partners. While major indexes worldwide fell by roughly 40 per cent in 2008, the reporting lags inherent in valuing the […]
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