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 »

Pressures to Adapt in Ernst & Young Hedge Fund Survey

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From Ernst & Young This is the Executive Summary of the 2016 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey Shrinking returns and escalating investor demands. Downward pressure on fees and unrelenting requirements to have robust operating models. This year, competing forces came together to culminate in the perfect storm. In a year marked by lackluster performance and rising investor expectations, one inevitably […] Read more »

Canadian Perspectives on Hedge Funds in 2016

From CFA Montreal Association A Q&A on hedge funds in Canada with: Marc Amirault, MBA, President and CEO, Director of Investments, Crystalline Management (single manager hedge fund business) Jean-François Papillon, MBA, CFA, Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns Yves Caron, MBA, CFA, Vice-President, Research, iNFiNi-t Wealth Management Advisers Inc. To begin, perhaps each […] Read more »

Europe Reworked: The Impact of Political Change

By Michael Browne, Portfolio Manager European Long/Short at Martin Currie Politics will undoubtedly remain one of the key macro themes for Europe over the next 12 months. A packed list of elections, rising anti-establishment sentiment and the re-emergence of Greek debt will all play a crucial role in determining the future direction of the European Union […] Read more »