FCA Asset Management Market Study – All-in fees, cost disclosures, and service quality

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By Nathalie Neumayer and Paul Carrigg of KB Associates   Introduction   In November 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) launched its asset management market study. In November 2016, the FCA published an interim report which provided industry participants with an opportunity to comment on proposals which it made. On 28 June 2017, the FCA published […] Read more »

Activism’s New Rules

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By Montieth M. Illingworth, president of Montieth & Company   There it was in black and white in none other than The New York Times. Quotes from the CEO of DowDuPont, followed by ones from a line up of shareholders echoing the sentiment, that all is now actually much better for the company. The breakup once […] Read more »

Implications For Hedge Funds From Equifax Cybersecuity Breach

From Mark Sangster, VP and Industry Security Strategist, eSentire/ Hedge Fund Insight staff   You’re likely already aware of the Equifax breach, which is said to have possibly affected the personal information of as many as 143 million people.  Many are talking about the delay in the disclosure of the security breach, and more importantly, […] Read more »

Churning of Asian Hedge Funds Takes Its Toll

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Only hedge funds based in North America had positive flows in both the first and second quarters of this year, according to data from Preqin. Net net hedge funds in Europe had positive flows in the first half of the year and hedge funds based in Asia-Pacific had net […] Read more »

Has Brexit Prospect Already Spooked US Macro Managers In London?

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   HFI has been tracking the trends in employment of American hedge funds in London since 2010. The links below this article show two of the previous related articles. What prompted today’s article was the release of results from Fortress Investment Group  – a company that has […] Read more »

Low Vol, Divergences, A Dow Theory Signal And An Extension on the Dow -Hmmmm

From Richard Edwards of HED Capital Management   Dow Jones futures have made a daily-scale top extension (by Tuesday’s close). This comes immediately after the occurrence of ‘divergence’ between two Dow indices pointed out on Monday – a Dow Theory sell signal for equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average itself has risen, ignoring lurching drops […] Read more »

More than the Money: Seven Steps to Protect Your Firm from the Fallout of a Cyberattack

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By Constance N. Hubbell, President, The Hubbell Group, Inc.   Asked why he robbed banks, legendary bandit Willie Sutton said, “Because that’s where the money is.” Today, many criminals steal with laptops, not guns, but they still go where the money is, and – with $3 trillion in assets under management[1] – hedge funds are […] Read more »

Tages Adds Storied CTA to UCITS Platform

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Europe’s biggest hedge fund seeder has backed a new UCITS launch. Tages Capital has launched a UCITS version of the Rotella Polaris strategy, a managed futures program with a long pedigree run by Rotella Capital Management. Rotella, established by Robert Rotella in 1995, has been a pioneer in the […] Read more »

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 »