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 »

Hedge Funds Losing Relative Appeal to Family Offices According to Survey

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From Camden Wealth/Hedge Fund Insight staff   2018 marks the fifth year of the annual Global Family Office Report from Camden Wealth, this time produced in association with UBS. The report reflects a record number of 311 family offices from around the world participating in the research this year. Aligned with the rise in participants, […] Read more »

Investor Relations – The Strategic Approach Works Best According to Survey

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By  Jeremie Bacon (CEO) and Ashley Kramer (Marketing Associate) at Imagineer Technology Group   During the second quarter, Imagineer conducted our 2018 Annual Investor Relations Survey*. The survey aims to help the community of IR professionals to share insights and best practices along with their collective vision for where the investor relations function is heading in the future. No […] Read more »

Making Tax Digital: Looming Deadlines And Next Steps

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By Kamlesh Chauhan, Senior Manager – VAT, haysmacintyre   Making Tax Digital (MTD) will fundamentally change and modernise the administration of the UK tax system, starting with VAT which is set to be implemented from 1 April 2019.   Who does it apply to? All entities that are mandatorily VAT registered will be subject to […] 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 »