Sovereign Wealth Moves Into Hedge Funds

Jul. 02, 2008 5:18 AM ET2 Comments
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David Enke

The Guardian is reporting that foreign sovereign wealth funds are increasing investment in London hedge funds, in particular funds of funds. The capital increase is coming at a good time for the hedge funds as the credit crunch has decreased debt funding. The magazine Hedge Fund Manager Week is reporting that sovereign wealth funds are on average looking to increase alternative investment allocations from 1% to 10% of total portfolio assets.

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David Enke, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Finance at The University of Tulsa, with research and teaching interests in the areas of financial risk management, quantitative and computational finance, financial engineering, enterprise risk management, investment and trading, and intelligent systems. His research involves forecasting equity, option, and commodity prices, modeling volatility, and managing credit, market, and operational risk. Additional activities include hedge fund replication, optimizing option-based spreading strategies, and assisting student investment funds. Much of his quantitative research involves the use of intelligent mathematical and computer models, including neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary systems, agent-based systems, artificial life, data mining, and simulation. In addition to university and industry research in price forecasting and trading system development, Dr. Enke has numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, book chapters, and edited research volumes. He is also an active investor, and comments regularly on his research interests at his blog, Bull Bear Trader (

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