Managing the Downwave – Shrinking Assets at Brevan Howard

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   HFI has written about managers on the up and how they have managed to get there. This is part of the “how to” role of “Hedge Fund Insight”. There are many more struggling firms than successful hedge fund firms, and so an all-too-common management duty is to downsize the […] Read more »

UK Hedge Fund Rich List 2018

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by Hedge Fund Insight staff   Michael Platt, the co-founder of BlueCrest Capital Management, is the richest hedge fund manager in Britain with a net worth of £3 billion ($4.1 billion), according to the Sunday Times. The Sunday Times published its 2018 “Rich List” yesterday (May 13), ranking the 1,000 wealthiest people in the UK. It compiles the index […] Read more »

One In Five Large Hedge Fund Firms Have Changed Ownership in Previous Year Survey Shows

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Each year advisor to institutions NEPC surveys all hedge funds in place across all clients for whom NEPC advises on hedge funds. The 2017 survey went to 224 managers and 201 responded (Response rate: 90%). Information on 356 funds was provided. – Highlights and trends are summarized here.   Firm-level data – […] Read more »

Data Management In Investment Management – Top Tips from TSAM

By HFI staff   Last week the Summit for Asset Management (TSAM) presented 6 co-located conferences in London, providing sessions around technology, operational strategy, data management, communications, client reporting, performance, risk, regulations and compliance. Hedge Fund Insight focused on the data management stream, and these are the highlights from the first presentation in that stream: Creating the […] Read more »

Quest Partners Named ‘Best CTA Management Firm of the Year’

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Quest Partners (Quest), a research driven alternative investment firm headquartered in New York with $1.5bn assets under management, today announced that it was named ‘Best Management Firm of the Year’ at the 2018 CTA Intelligence US Performance Awards at The Yale Club in New York. The CTA intelligence US Performance […] Read more »

Pharo & Finisterre Clear Winners In EM Hedge Funds, Sloane Robinson Coming Back?

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Recent analysis of EM hedge fund staff registered with the UK’s financial regulator, the FCA, shows some clear winners. Staff are a lagging indicator not a leading indicator, reflecting confidence of management of a hedge fund firm that things have gone well enough that the firm can afford to add […] Read more »

Acceptance? UCITS Hedge Funds Best AUM Growth This Decade

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UCITS hedge funds were not exempt from the impact of the shrinking of the global hedge fund industry, as shown by the number of closures in 2017, which was a good year for hedge funds in terms of performance. More than half of the UCITS funds listed in the Eurekahedge database charge up to 1% management fees.  On the other hand, only 26.7% […] Read more »

Top Tips for Buying Directors and Officers Insurance

By David Turner, Vice President at JLT   My colleagues and I routinely uncover risk oversights (which I also refer to as “D&O Insurance FAILS”) during discussions with CFOs, COOs, CAOs, CCOs and the General Counsel of private and publicly-traded organizations. Here are 4 real-world examples of “D&O Insurance FAILS” that may alter a company’s approach to […] Read more »

2018 Activist Investing Annual Review – Spotlight Shifts To Oil & Gas Sector

By Schulte Roth & Zabel, Activist Insight and Hedge Fund Insight staff   Recently, Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ), a leading financial services law firm, and Activist Insight released their 2018 Activist Investing Annual Review. The review analyzes recent trends in shareholder activism, ranks the top activist investors, and predicts what’s to come for activist investing. 2017 proved to be a […] Read more »