Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Chasing Winners: The Appeal and the Risk

By Kristofer Kwait, Managing Director, Head of Hedge Fund Research and John Delano, Director at Commonfund Hedge Fund Strategies Group

For the large majority of hedge fund investors, frequent and repeated manager turnover is neither a practical nor desirable approach to managing a hedge fund portfolio. However, experiments simulating such an approach can be useful in that they can illustrate potential long-term consequences of different selection strategies. In their paper, the authors present results of one such experiment that offer a strong caution against the practice of chasing winners, or hiring managers that have had the highest returns.

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From the December 2014 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.

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