Marshalling Marketing Resources In New Hedge Funds

By George Alexander* There are number of ways to deploy resources for marketing in a new hedge fund. Here experienced hedge fund COO George Alexander explains some of his decision making in using in-house marketing capability and some of the options to out-source getting to the right investors.    We have only one marketing executive, and it […] Read more »

London-based Hedge Fund Rich List 2017

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Dropping out of the Top 20 – Michael Cohen, Och-Ziff Capital Management; Sir John Beckwith, RiverCrest Capital; Sir Paul Ruddock, Lansdowne Partners, and Nicolai Tangen of AKO Capital.     Related articles: Hedge Fund Managers in 2016 Sunday Times Rich List (Apr 2016) Odey Is Big Riser In Hedge Fund Rich List (Apr 2014) The Sunday Times Hedge […] Read more »

The Critical Challenges For Emerging Hedge Fund Managers

By Evan Judd, Independent Director Bell Rock Group Even in the most challenging and difficult economic environments, the allure of starting a hedge fund is still a powerful draw for many experienced investment professionals. Starting your own firm on your own terms, being your own boss, running things your way, all the while beating the […] Read more »

Quotations of the Week from Kyle Bass

From RealVision Interview with Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital Management, L.P. from late June 2016: &nbsp My friend Dan Loeb says to me all the time “There are no short-sellers on the Forbes 400 list, so be careful.” &nbsp “Don’t (habitually) bet on Armageddon – it only happens once.” &nbsp “To throw caution to the wind, […] Read more »

Disruption in Settlements by Blockchain Technology

By Hedge Fund Insight staff, based on the work of Javier Paz of Aite Group   Hedge Fund Insight bought into the prospects for Blockchain Technology in finance some time ago (see related articles below).  Amongst the first areas to be impacted in asset management is securities settlements. The following article is based on three Impact Reports […] Read more »

New Book: “Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund in Europe”

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Now available on Amazon*, the new title published by Hedge Fund Insight: “Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund in Europe”. Leading service providers share the do’s and dont’s of getting into the hedge fund industry, and seasoned executives share their experiences of setting up funds and meeting new managers. Chapter 1. The Launch Environment   (written by Simon Kerr of […] Read more »

Ramp Up Your CRM’s Effectiveness With These 10 Steps

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By Alan Underdown, Managing Director – Europe, Satuit Technologies   OVERVIEW: In today’s intense capital raising landscape the majority of hedge funds and alternative asset managers now recognise that CRM is a key investment. It supports not just day-to-day investor relations, sales, marketing, relationship management and compliance processes but it is also a strategic investment […] Read more »

Fund Administration Biz Continues to Concentrate – NT Acquires UBS Fund Admin Units

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   The trend for increasing concentration in the administration of funds has been going on nearly as long as the trend for concentration in the management of hedge fund assets. The latest example is given in this press release:   UBS Group AG and Northern Trust Corporation announce that UBS […] Read more »

Novus Reports on Shorting in European Equites

by Luca Angelini of Novus   Using the daily filings from the European Short Disclosure Regulation (ESMA), we track over thirty billion Euros in short investments across more than two hundred managers. The first chart below shows changes in sector exposures and the best short picks from the past month. Also ranked are the most […] Read more »

Disappearing World – EM Mandates in the Hedge Fund Industry

By Hedge Fund Insight staff The composition of the hedge fund industry is always changing at the margin through two causes – subscriptions and redemptions and investment performance. Seeing the occasional snapshot, a moment in time, does not reflect the trends, the change. Recent data from Eurekahedge showed a trend that has been little reported […] Read more »