Differential Performance Noteworthy at Half Year Point – European CTAs Suffer

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff At the half way point of the year, in terms of consolidated data releases, the picture for hedge funds at the top level looks okay – broad hedge fund indices are flat (e.g. the HFRI Asset Weighted Composite Index is up 1.35%), and flows have been positive (over $17bn in […] Read more »

Elliott Tops The Activist Top 10 For Third Year In A Row

  Data source: The Activist Investing Annual Review 2018  produced by Activist Insight in association with Schulte Roth & Zabel (SRZ). Elliott Management tops “The Activist Top 10” for the third year in a row. Activist Insight selects the list based on the number of campaigns, average size of targets, news stories generated and annualized returns. “The Activist Top […] 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 »

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 »

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 »

Emerging Market Hedge Fund Demand – The Six Month Rule in Action

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   The “2017 Credit Suisse Global Survey of Hedge Fund Investor Appetite and Activity” contains the latest example of the six-month rule in action. Regular readers will know the rule and it’s workings (given below). If you haven’t heard of the rule and you have to do some marketing […] Read more »