A favorite going into the games of 2010

Jan 31st, 2010 | Filed under: Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Today's Post | By:
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winner2Two thousand and eight was all about the big drop in hedge fund returns, while 2009 was all about the big rebound.

So with the markets seemingly having righted themselves, the focus among investors this year is coming back to strategy - convertible arbitrage, distressed, global macro, technology and others that fall under various categories depending upon what their managers do and on what markets they are focused.

One strategy commanding particular attention is merger arbitrage, which still managed to produce so-so returns last year (see chart below). More…

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