A Q&A With Jane Halsey Celebrating 20 Years Of Roundtable Forum

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of HFI     What were the circumstances for you setting up your first Roundtable Forum? The first Forum was held in New York in May of 1999.  It was actually a bit of an experiment.  At the time, I was a 3rd party marketer and the conference circuit was tiring and getting […] Read more »

A Q&A With A Hedge Fund Investment Genius (Self Declared)

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From the Publisher   HFI is fortunate to bring you an exclusive to start 2019. The New Year begins with a revealing Q&A with hedge fund genius Simon Henriksen, CIO and CEO of London-based spin-out Henriksen Asset Management (aka HAM). Whilst every effort has been made to ensure a high level of accuracy in the following, […] 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 »

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 »