In this chapter I illustrate the points raised in the rest of this section through an example of an investment report on a hedge fund of funds. I have based the report on no particular hedge fund of funds although obviously, as Chief Investment Officer of Key Asset Management, some of the example comes from experience. Nonetheless, this is something of an amalgamation of hedge fund of funds I know and shouldn't be taken to be a factual representation of any one hedge fund of funds. All names of individuals and companies are imaginary where appropriate. As with the example in Part II, I add comments on answers in italics when I think it may be useful.
Investment report on the K-Hedge Fund of Funds
|Manager:||K Asset Management|
|Manager Contact:||Jack F|
|Strategy:||Multi-Strategy Fund of Funds|
K-Hedge is a multi-strategy hedge fund of funds seeking to return 3 month LIBOR + 3–5% p.a. over a three year rolling period with risk of around 5% annualised volatility. The fund invests across all hedge fund strategies but there is an in-house bias away from CTAs, Structured Credit and ABL and mortgage backed securities arbitrage. The fund has been around for 16 + years without a losing year and has generally delivered on its return objectives.
In the case of companies ...