Hedge fund report card

September 01, 2011   Britt Erica Tunick

Investors now prize performance over liquidity and transparency—and managers who made the big bucks have shot up in the rankings

AR has just learned of a statistical error in several of the Hedge Fund Report Card’s factor rankings. The overall chart rankings are accurate, but we have now corrected the factor charts on transparency, infrastructure, independent oversight and liquidity terms in light of the noted error.

"Show me the money!" Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. popularized this phrase 15 years ago in the film Jerry Maguire, but the sentiment is as popular as ever among hedge fund investors. Hedge fund firms that have consistently generated strong returns are among the top ranked in AR’s third annual Hedge Fund Report Card survey.

As investors continue to try to make up for what they lost in 2008 while simultaneously struggling with gyrating markets today, they have put a premium on alpha generation, with those polled this year citing it as the most important...


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