Hedge Fund Alpha: Cycle or Sunset?

February 16, 2021

Evidence shows that, after fees and costs, hedge fund managers as a group have shown a marked decline in risk-adjusted alpha in the ten years following the global financial crisis (GFC). What’s more, 90% of excess returns variation show that hedge funds have meaningfully altered how they drive performance, partially explaining the observed change in results post-GFC. Rodney Sullivan, CFA, CAIA, Editor of The Journal of Alternative Investments, and Esther Zurba, CAIA, CAIA Toronto Chapter Executive discuss some of the secular trends in hedge fund performance in this CAIA InfoSeries webcast, co-hosted with CAIA Toronto.