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 »

Hedge Fund Reports But Not Subscriptions By Mobile Phone

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Hedge Fund Insight has given attention to digital commerce and communication as they relate to hedge funds. The latest summation of internet trends captured in the infographic below from vpnMentor raises a few prompts for hedge fund marketers. Manager letters are quite likely to be read via a smartphone – […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day: UCITS Share of European Hedge Fund Launches

From Eurekahedge   The percentage of UCITS launches showed an upward trend between 2008 and 2011, as the post-financial crisis period created a healthy demand for regulated investment products from investors. Furthermore, the need to strengthen Europe’s overall financial system also made a strong case for managers to opt for a UCITS brand. Even though the percentage […] Read more »

The Hartford 3Q Income Report Positive on Hedge Fund Contribution

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Today The Hartford reported its’ Third Quarter 2016 Net Income. Included in the press release was this paragraph: “Third quarter 2016 net investment income totaled $772 million, before tax, a 6% increase from third quarter 2015, principally due to higher investment income from LPs. Investment income from LPs totaled […] Read more »

Quotation of the Day from Steve Cohen of Point72

“But the markets are different today—you don’t necessarily have to sit in front of the screens as much anymore, because a lot of time during the day markets are just meandering around. Actually I think the most important part of the day is the last hour of the day. But there’s times during the day […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day: Hedge Fund Allocations of Family Offices

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Family Offices reduced their exposure to hedge funds by 10 percent in the 12 months ending in May, according to a report by UBS Group AG and London-based research firm Campden Wealth. Over one third (34 percent) of family offices intend to decrease their allocations to hedge funds, according to the […] Read more »

Quotations of the Day from “Activist Investing in Europe” Conference

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   “Activism is a cyclical activity – as returns drop off the capital applied to the strategy  goes down.” – Edward Bramson, Sherborne Investors Management LP   “Non-professional activists are engaging in activist investing. So I think the amount of capital in the strategy in Europe is not going to […] Read more »

Top Ranked CTAs to End August

Over the last 36 months these are the top-ranked managed futures programs for absolute return.* Please note that this table updates in the week after the close of the month. Click on a program to see more detail (right mouse click to open in a new window or tab). *source:Fundpeak.com Read more »