As director of the BNP Paribas Hedge Fund Centre at London Business School, Professor Narayan Naik is an authority on alternative investments and the role of hedge funds in investment portfolios. During his career, he has published a number of articles demystifying hedge funds and examining whether they can deliver alpha, as well as whether they are suitable retail investors.
2011 was a particularly busy year for Professor Naik, as he and his co-authors published hedge fund articles in four separate journals. Professor Naik’s work looked at whether hedge funds manage their return reporting to maximize their fees, the value of incorporating predictability into a hedge fund portfolio strategy, some of the key drivers of convertible arbitrage as an investment strategy, and whether incentives encourage fund managers to ignore their own superior information.
You can learn about the role of hedge funds in investment portfolios directly from Professor Naik during his session at the Third Annual Middle East Investment Conference in Doha, Qatar, on 25–26 March 2012. You can register to attend the event to hear more, and follow this blog for more speaker updates as the conference draws closer.