Hedge Fund Strategy – Energy Focused Hedge Funds

We have previously provided an overview of hedge fund trading strategies.  While we mentioned the major trading strategies, we did not mention some of the more niche trading strategies like energy focused hedge funds.  Energy focused hedge funds can utilize a number of different trading strategies from investing only in energy related companies to investing only in energy commodities (commodity pools). Like many of the different strategies, the structure of energy hedge funds will depend on a number of factors including the instruments traded and the expected lifespan of the investments.  Additionally, if the energy hedge fund does trade in commodities, the manager may need to be registered as a CPO

Recently I read a press release, reprinted below, for a company which produces a directory of more than 700 energy hedge funds.  Please contact us if you have questions on energy hedge funds or would like to establish an energy hedge fund.

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Energy Hedge Fund Center Now Tracking 700 Energy and Energy-Related Hedge Funds

The Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC (www.energyhedgefunds.com) is now tracking more than 700 energy and energy-related hedge funds in its Directory of Energy Hedge Funds. The vast majority of energy focused hedge funds remain based in North America but Europe has been the focus for many recent new energy hedge funds.

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 2, 2008 — The Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC (www.energyhedgfunds.com) is now tracking more than 700 energy and energy-related hedge funds in its Directory of Energy Hedge Funds.

“Despite market conditions, EHFC is still tracking a record number of hedge funds focused on energy,” reports Dr. Gary M. Vasey, Co-Principal of the Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC. “Of course, in recent months, EHFC has observed a number of fund closures and we expect to see more funds in the energy universe close shop over the next quarter or so.”

“We are seeing an upsurge of green funds in this financial storm and expect many more launches of green funds in 2009 due to the movement of President-elect Obama on climate change,” said Mr. Peter C. Fusaro, Co-Principal of the Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC.

The Energy Hedge Fund Center (EHFC) also publishes a subscription newsletter ‘Energy Hedge’ that tracks and announces new energy hedge funds, provides analysis of the Directory’s content and includes energy hedge fund manager interviews. Both Energy Hedge and the Director of Energy Hedge Funds can be purchased at the company’s website – www.energyhedgefunds.com.

Peter C. Fusaro and Dr. Gary M. Vasey, who jointly run EHFC, are also the authors of the book, “Energy & Environmental Hedge Funds – The New Investment Paradigm” (Wiley, 2006).

About the Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC:

The Energy Hedge Fund Center LLC offers analysis and consulting services in energy and environment. It also provides the only online community tracking alternative investments in energy and environment at www.energyhedgefunds.com. It offers the directory of energy hedge funds as a subscription service and the popular online newsletter Energy Hedge. For more details contact EHFC at info at energyhedgefunds dot com.

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