Graphic of The Day: Axis Capital’s Hedge Fund Allocations

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   In  2015 Bermudian insurer Axis Capital started to implement a shift in it’s “other investments” which had driven the variations in investment performance for the firm. The strategic shift was to reduce the exposures to hedge funds and put the capital released into direct lending, real estate and private […] Read more »

Marshall Wace Partners Cut Deal with KKR for Liquidity and Distribution

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   KKR, the quoted alternatives firm, and Marshall Wace LLP, one of London’s largest and longest-established hedge fund firms, today announced a long-term strategic partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, KKR will acquire at closing a 24.9% interest in Marshall Wace through a combination of cash and common units. […] Read more »

Hedge Funds Replacing Banks – Direct Lending Strategy As Example

From Hedge Fund Insight staff   With the 2Q Earnings Release from KKR & Co LLP came evidence of how alternative financing businesses (including hedge funds) are replacing bank financing. In the Investor Update accompanying the Conference Call KKR presented some data on their newer strategies which will power future earnings. Direct Lending featured strongly: […] Read more »

Institutional Flows Power Growth for Claren Road, MKP Capital and BlueCrest in Credit

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   In all investment strategies of the hedge fund industry the big have got bigger. The growth of assets has tended to be dominated by the top managers, whether in CTAs, macro or multi-strategy. In the period since the Credit Crunch of 2008-9 this long-term trend has accelerated. Between the […] Read more »

Private Credit Market Update From Silver Creek Capital

By Mary Bates, Director Silver Creek Capital   OVERVIEW Continued complacency seemed to define the second quarter of 2014, with investors seemingly willing to assume that U.S. growth prospects will remain solid and that the Federal Reserve will manage any issues appropriately. This view was evidenced by the continued downward march of volatility across multiple […] 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 »

KKR Excited By The Potential For Growth Of European Credit Through Avoca

By Hedge Fund Insight staff KKR is in the process of acquiring European credit manager Avoca. During the Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call Scott Nuttall, the Global Head of Capital & Asset Management at KKR & Co LP, talked enthusiastically about the business prospects of Avoca within the KKR framework. Nuttall said that Avoca […] Read more »