Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., August 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- On the Eve of its Anniversary, Meridian Capital Management the Hong Kong based investment advisory firm has announced the addition of a ‘Global Macro Hedge Fund’ to its existing repertoire of Hedge Funds. “With the completion of 10 years we have decided to don another hat, which we believe further strengthens our promise to bring more ideas for your money,” informed the firm’s Chief Information Officer Daniel Waring.
Explaining the need for such a fund, Steven Woodall-Head of Global Portfolio Construction and Risk at Meridian Capital Management states “Investment today is not restricted to one’s country and we have a significant portion of persons who are invested globally. Several macro economic factors such as governmental policies, political changes in leadership, inter-government relations, currency fluctuations and general fund flows affect these global investors. In order to minimize the risk associated with such factors a Global Macro Hedge Fund is the real need of the hour.”
Senior Market Analyst Kevin Chung points out that the primary concern and decision-making strategy of global macro fund managers is ‘risk’ because one has to be proactive in a speculative world. Kenneth Freed the firm’s Futures Trading Specialist revealed that their global macro fund managers would employ derivatives, such as futures and options in their strategies, to balance the risk exposure. The focus would be on avoiding liquidity crisis. This type of fund is the least restricted of all the major hedge fund styles and is often referred to as a ‘goes anywhere’ strategy because of the ability to express either long or short views, across any asset class, and in any region.
The strategy for the success of this fund is to produce outsized positive returns with the help of leveraged plays on price movements in currency, equity, interest rate, and commodity markets. Global Macro hedge Funds have produced positive results where several other strategies have failed or faced challenges. While traditional hedge fund strategies concentrate on individual security opportunities, global macro hedge fund strategies would focus on major market trends. The merit of such a fund is that it has the potential to create positive investment returns independent of the direction of capital markets, the momentum of the macro economy or the shifts in the commodities cycle.
In a volatile global financial environment Meridian Capital Management opines that one needs to focus on investing in instruments whose prices fluctuate based on the changes in economic policies, along with the flow of capital around the globe. A Global Macro Hedge Fund aims at increasing overall portfolio returns, decreasing effects of volatility and helping maintain overall liquidity by following global macroeconomic factors.
Meridian Capital Management is an investment and brokerage firm committed to help investors in achieving their investment goals of capital preservation & stability and competitive returns through a consistent and disciplined investment philosophy.