By Alan H. Dorsey
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Applying this notion in practice requires being able to respond to openings in investment firms when they become available. These openings can have certain lead times, such as the formation of a new private equity or real estate fund. They also can have quite short fuses, such as the sudden opening of a hedge fund at the end of the calendar year. Some hedge funds in this instance respond to redemption requests made by their existing investors, or Investors in Alternative Investments and the Necessary Ingredients 29 perhaps the indecision of a current investor to adequately absorb previously negotiated capacity.
Exposure to growth does not necessarily equate to a large allocation to long-only investment in equities as much as it may relate to an exposure to the equity factor. The difference lies in the creation of more of an asymmetrical return pattern that benefits from the higher growth and higher expected returning equity factor when it is performing well, but does not receive the losses associated with its cyclical declines. In this fashion, the assumption for returns from the equity factor are maintained, but the assumed volatility component of the returns may be truncated with the proper casting of the equity factor in an alternative investment vehicle.
Therefore, the due diligence in which they engage tends to be far more robust than what one might see at an endowment or foundation. In this instance, due diligence not only includes acquiring references from investors on alternative investment managers, but also some or all of the following: background checks; portfolio analysis; performance attribution analysis; evaluation of deal pipelines; and counterparty reference checks from banks, brokers, fund administrators, law firms, and auditors. Insurance Companies Insurance companies investing in alternative investments have their own set of requirements.
Active Alpha: A Portfolio Approach to Selecting and Managing Alternative Investments (Wiley Finance) by Alan H. Dorsey