The Worlds Top 100 Hedge Fund Managers 2022

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Hedge Fund Managers ranked by discretionary assets managed in hedge funds worldwide, in millions, as of June 30, 2022, unless otherwise noted. Data are from a company source such as a spokesman, website or financial report.       Read more »

Private Credit In Demand From Institutional Investors – bfinance Data

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight Bfinance the investment consultant* has recently published its Market Trends Quarterly. In the manager search trends the latest quarter has seen a continuation of strong appetite for private markets strategies, even though recent declines in public markets have left investors with heightened exposures to illiquid assets. Indeed, […] Read more »

Private Credit Preferred Strategy of Wealth Managers – Mercers Survey

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff A survey was conducted by CAIS and Mercer at a recent conference* tailored to independent financial advisors on the West Coast. “We are increasingly seeing advisors target a three-dimensional portfolio that more closely resembles a 50/30/20 model across stocks, bonds, and alts,” said Matt Brown, Founder and CEO of CAIS. “These findings would seem to […] Read more »

Argo Group Hedge Fund Commitments Down By Two-Thirds Over Four Years

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Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO), the Bermuda domiciled property/casualty insurer, produced results this week, giving an opportunity for observers to look at its’ hedge fund holdings. Argo Group has invested in hedge funds for more than eight years. At the end of 2020 Argo Group had $111.2m committed to hedge funds out of total invested assets of […] Read more »

Global Macro – Why Should Investors Even Bother? – Graphic of the Day

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In the last ten years Global Macro funds at the index level have produced annual returns of 5%-plus on only three occasions. For comparison Distressed funds produced 5%-plus in five of those years. Of the eight strategy groups analysed, Global Macro funds produced the lowest annualised return over the last decade. Global Macro funds beat […] Read more »

Davidson Kempner Secures THE DEAL in European NPLs

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff Davidson Kempner, the $34bn American alternatives manager, has created a benchmark for NPL deals in Europe. Alpha Bank S.A. (“Alpha Bank”) has entered into an agreement with Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP to create the second-largest rated Non-Performing Exposures (“NPE”) securitization in Europe (at € 10.8 bn Gross Book Value). Davidson Kempner […] Read more »

SEC Data – Pension Plans Have Grown To A Stable Quarter of Hedge Fund Capital

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   The data discussed here has been compiled by the SEC from Form PF. Form PF is filed by SEC-registered investment advisers with at least $150 million in private funds assets under management to report information about the hedge funds and private equity funds that they manage. The SEC collates the data into a […] Read more »

The Lonely One at York Capital Management

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff A year ago the database of Hedge Fund Insight contained 26 entries for staff members of York Capital Management in London. That included most but not all of the professional staff. Since then a lot has changed. Credit Suisse announced last month it would be taking a $450m charge related to its […] Read more »

Cyberattack via Zoom-Invite Downs Hedge Fund

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   A hedge fund based in Sydney Australia has been the victim of a cyber attack that ultimately put it out of business. The rogue software was delivered via a Zoom invitation. Fake invoices were sent to the fund’s trustee and fund administrator leading to payments totaling $8.7m. Levitas Capital was […] Read more »