The UK’s Richest Hedge Fund Managers – 2019 Edition

by Hedge Fund Insight staff   Michael Platt, the co-founder of BlueCrest Capital Management, not only remains the richest hedge fund manager in Britain he has extended the gap to the rest of the pack. With a net worth of £3.7 billion, according to the Sunday Times,  he is £2bn wealthier than the next hedgie,  having been £1.6bn […] Read more »

Seeding Deals Study From Seward & Kissel

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Seward & Kissel LLP’s Seed Transactions Deal Points Study draws from over 150 data points amassed over a five-year observation period. The Study identifies market trends and provides both quantitative data and qualitative explanations of the state of the seeding industry. The data illustrates the rise of seed deals year over year, with institutional seeders […] Read more »

Infographic: Financial Service Cyber Attacks Up Fivefold In 2018

From TransWorldCom   According to the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK saw a fivefold increase in data breaches in 2018 compared to the year before: Companies reported 145 breaches last year, compared to only 25 in 2017   In April 2018, seven retail UK banks, including Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Barclays and Tesco Bank had to shut […] Read more »

Former AHL and Graham Capital Stars Bostock and Crooks Leave Trium Capital Platform

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Quantitative Strategic Investments (QSI) the London-based systematic global macro hedge fund manager is no longer operating from the Trium Capital platform. The co-CIO’s of QSI, Lee Bostock and Simon Crooks had worked together at Graham Capital’s London office and founded QSI in 2013. Trium backed a fund run by QSI, which […] Read more »

Winton Pays For Twitter Profile Raising

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   There has been a difference of opinion on the use of social media by hedge funds. Agecroft sees widespread use, Hedge Fund Insight sees very limited use of social media by large hedge fund groups.  So it was interesting to see the following on Twitter.   Winton Capital sponsored […] Read more »

Europe Reworked: The Impact of Political Change

By Michael Browne, Portfolio Manager European Long/Short at Martin Currie Politics will undoubtedly remain one of the key macro themes for Europe over the next 12 months. A packed list of elections, rising anti-establishment sentiment and the re-emergence of Greek debt will all play a crucial role in determining the future direction of the European Union […] Read more »

Maverick Continues to Increase Portfolio Concentration into 2016

By Stan Altshuller, Co-founder and Chief Research Officer, and Brett Turenchalk, Analyst – Client Analytics of Novus Partners Inc.   Maverick Capital The definition of entrenched, firmly established and unlikely to change, only partially applies to Maverick Capital. It is firmly established in the hedge fund industry as one of the oldest tiger cubs and commands […] Read more »

Energy Complex Suffers From Price Compression Leading To Breaks Down

By Richard Edwards, Managing Director of HED Capital Energy prices are moving down. We have seen a series of compressions, all of which have now broken down. The exception remains the compression in Rbob gasoline as it is at a weekly scale and so we cannot tell until Friday’s close whether it too has broken. […] Read more »

European Loan Market Comment

By Alex Woolrich, Portfolio Manager at ECM The European loan market has seen limited activity this week as the late summer lull continues, with no new loan deals launched and the secondary market seeing little volume. Market participants awaited Wednesday’s FOMC meeting minutes for indications of when tapering of Fed QE purchases might begin, but […] Read more »