‘Front-Office First’ Approach Sought For Investment Research Management/Monitoring

By Henry Price, CEO of Red Deer   In this article Henry Price responds to FCA Chief Executive Andrew Bailey’s keynote speech on MiFID II at the European Independent Research providers association today.   Ongoing client issues: Where investment managers have implemented legacy or non-compliant systems, or attempted to solve a problem manually, there is now a significant push […] Read more »

Hedge Fund Launch Phase Checklist From haysmacintyre

By Karen Allan, audit manager, haysmacintyre   Launching a hedge fund can be both an exciting and daunting opportunity. There are many regulatory and administrative hoops to jump through. Here we explore the 5 key areas you need to consider for a successful launch.   Prove your track record When launching a new fund, it is […] Read more »

Listed Hedge Funds to Go From Growth to Shrinkage

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   There will be new issuance of £11.3bn in UK listed investment companies over the next three years with two thirds of this new issuance to occur in alternative investments.”The number of alternative investment companies launched in the last five and ten years was more than twice as high as […] Read more »

Investor Relations – The Strategic Approach Works Best According to Survey

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By  Jeremie Bacon (CEO) and Ashley Kramer (Marketing Associate) at Imagineer Technology Group   During the second quarter, Imagineer conducted our 2018 Annual Investor Relations Survey*. The survey aims to help the community of IR professionals to share insights and best practices along with their collective vision for where the investor relations function is heading in the future. No […] Read more »

Barnegat Is No 1 Fixed Income Fund, Not Just The Top In Bond Arbitrage

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   The Barnegat Fund is managed by Bob Treue’s Barnegat Fund Management Inc, a Fixed-Income, Relative-Value hedge fund manager based in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. Barnegat focuses on interest-rate anomalies in the large, liquid markets of North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. It captures these mispricings via government bonds, interest-rate […] Read more »

A Good Hedge Fund CRM Drives Fund Raising

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By Alan Underdown, Managing Director for Satuit Technologies EMEA   In today’s competitive fund raising environment the majority of hedge funds and alternative asset managers recognise that CRM is a key investment. It supports not just day-to-day investor relations, sales, marketing, and compliance processes but it is also a strategic investment in the firm’s business, […] Read more »

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 »