BlackRock Promotion of Alternatives For Retail Pays Off

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   BlackRock has had a strategic goal of stimulating and meeting retail demand for alternatives for some years. BlackRock launched its first alternative fund for retail investors in 2011 – the year that Morningstar first gave long/short debt funds their own category. The commercial strategy has had several components –  […] Read more »

Tom Sandell Takes The Bermuda Reinsurance Route

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Sandell Asset Management Corp. recently sponsored the launch of Sandell Re, a Bermuda based reinsurance company that can invest in the firm’s global event driven investment strategy, which will be managed in a separately managed account with an investment objective substantially similar to Sandell Asset Management’s main hedge funds. […] Read more »

Hedge Fund Sidecars Disrupt Reinsurance Market

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By Brian Schneider and Matthew Noll of Fitch Ratings   The expansion of alternative capital sources within the reinsurance market is likely to contribute to lower returns on equity across the reinsurance sector and sustain the market’s M&A wave, particularly among Bermudan firms, says Fitch Ratings. Alternative sources of capital push the sector’s capitalization levels […] Read more »

The Hedge Fund HOT 100 2014

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    By Staff Writers of Hedge Fund Insight, led by Simon Kerr   Welcome to the second edition of The Hedge Fund Hot 100. As last year the aim is to capture what is emerging and trending and growing in the hedge fund industry. The absolute is interesting, and it is covered elsewhere in […] Read more »

Top Hedge Funds Not Yet Engaged With Social Media For Brand Building

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight When at last the SEC ruled in July that the 80-odd year old ban on general solicitation and advertising of private placements was lifted there was much prognostication on what that could mean for hedge funds. Already 40 Act Funds were being run by hedge fund management […] Read more »

Half Of UCITS Hedge Flows Into Fixed Income

By HFI Staff Writer Last year UCITS hedge funds assets under management (AUM) increased by 20% to reach a new high of €140 billion. The latest quarterly European research on the UCITS hedge funds industry published by Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index (UAI) family of indices, reveals that more than […] Read more »

Most Frequently Shorted UK Shares

By Simon Kerr The FSA has been gathering information on the short positions held by investors for some time – it has been part of the Hedge Fund Survey for several years.  During the Credit Crunch a disclosure regime for significant net short positions in the stocks of UK financial sector companies was introduced, and […] Read more »