European Distressed Investing – Rising Opportunities

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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

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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

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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

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                  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 »

Current UK Legal and Regulatory Issues for US Fund Managers

From Claire Cummings, of Cummings Law     Introduction The two major topics for US managers wishing to manage or market funds in the UK from a legal and regulatory perspective are currently MiFID II and the AIFMD. Although the rules of both Directives generally apply to EU managers based in the EU, they are likely […] Read more »

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 »