Hedge Funds in Europe in Graphics in 2018

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For 2008 it has been estimated by data provider Preqin that Europe-based investors allocated a combined €175bn to hedge funds; today there are over 1,100 institutional investors in Europe actively investing over €404bn in hedge funds – a huge increase since the GFC. In 2017 Preqin produced a study with AIMA looking at employment in the hedge fund sector; the study estimated that […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day: Consistent Flows to Medium-Sized Hedge Funds

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   The global hedge fund industry has attracted US$342.1 billion of net asset flows since January 2013, out of which billion dollar hedge funds accounted for US$206.9 billion of these net capital allocations, while funds with assets under US$500 million collectively recorded net asset inflows of US$49.3 billion over this period. There […] Read more »

Value Partners – Trade Deal To Follow Trade War Will Be Buy Catalyst For Markets

By Cheah Cheng Hye, Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Value Partners   The potential trade war between China and the United States In recent months, I have been advising investors to be cautious, because I was worried about rising trade tensions between China and the U.S. But now that the two sides have announced trade tariffs, […] Read more »

Are CTAs Positioned To Protect Portfolios?

by Seth Bancroft, Research Consultant, Hedge Funds at NEPC   If abrupt shifts in prices are what keep CTA (or managed futures) investors up at night, then they are likely sleep-deprived, given the recent market volatility. Up until recently, equity markets have been on a tear. Thus, not surprisingly, most CTAs–strategies designed to capture trends in asset […] Read more »

Class Action Started Over LJM Funds’ Volatility Strategy Fund

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP has announced a class action has been commenced on behalf of purchasers of shares of the LJM Preservation and Growth Fund (MUTF: LJMAX, LJMCX, LJMIX) during the period between February 28, 2015 and February 7, 2018. LJM Funds Management is a liquid alternative investment management […] Read more »

GAM Hedge Fund Outlook 2018 – Prefer CB Arb to L/S Credit

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By Kier Boley, Chairperson of the GAM AIS Investment Committee   Alternative industry trends As we begin 2018, global asset prices have continued their inexorable grind higher. There is increasing unease from investors on the length and extent of the current rally, whilst central banks are increasingly on a rate tightening trajectory. As a result, […] Read more »

Fund of Hedge Funds Consolidation Infographic

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Consolidation has provided some managers with the m eans to grow their firm at a time when the wider fund of hedge funds industry has contracted both in terms of AUM and number of participants. The majority (60%) of investors active in hedge funds seek exposure to the asset class via multi-manager vehicles, either solely or as part of a […] Read more »

Activist Investing in Europe

From Activist Insight*   By the end of September, 2017 had seen more than 100 European-based companies publicly subjected to shareholder demands. Reached slightly later this year than last, and much earlier than in 2015, that milestone signals that if activism in Europe has lost its capacity to shock, its future also looks secure. Activity is still a long way […] Read more »

Hong Kong and Singapore Based Managers Take Share of Asian Hedge Funds

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Pre-Credit Crunch the largest Asian territories in the hedge fund industry (Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan) hosted 43.6% of Asian hedge funds. This year those same Big Four has a combined share of 50.8% by number of funds. The corollary is that Western financial centres lost share over the last […] Read more »