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


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 »

Gold Fever For 2018

By Karim N. Taleb, Ph.D.,Managing Partner of Robust Methods LLC   Those familiar with Robust Methods’ financial analysis and views, know us as no strangers to the commodities markets in general, and the monetary metals in particular. The founder of the firm has been an advocate of the metals since the early days of that bull, and […] Read more »

European Distressed Investing – Rising Opportunities

By Hedge Fund Insight staff At today’s Capital Connection Forum in London Distressed Investing in Europe was in focus.  These are the takeaways. First as reported on Twitter –   Brexit impact on UK legal services – “England is not being chosen as a venue to settle legal disputes” says Howard Morris of Morrison & Foerster.#Brexit […] Read more »

WorldQuant Continues Expansion in 2017

from HFObserver*   Currently making the most waves in terms of recruitment in the hedge fund industry is Old Greenwich, CT–headquartered global quantitative investment management firm WorldQuant, founded by Millennium alumnus and former game developer Igor Tulchinsky. In the first half of 2017 the firm made the top 10 for net recruitment amongst hedge fund management […] Read more »

Activism’s New Paradigm

By Gregory Taxin and Betsy Atkins*   Shareholder activism in the U.S. has increased greatly over the past decade, measured not only in scope and the pools of capital dedicated to it but also in sophistication and in the range of tactics employed. There is currently more than $120 billion in dedicated activist funds at work, […] Read more »

Trends in Recent Leveraged Loans from Street Diligence

                  Street Diligence give the the recent trends in American leveraged loans including the requirement of lenders at issuance and how leverage ratios change over time for borrowers. The charts reflect credit agreements and amendments filed on EDGAR by low-grade borrowers from July 1, 2017 to September […] Read more »