European Distressed Investing – Rising Opportunities

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff At today’s Capital Connection Forum in London Distressed Investing in Europe was in focus.  These are the takeaways. First as reported on Twitter –   Brexit impact on UK legal services – “England is not being chosen as a venue to settle legal disputes” says Howard Morris of Morrison & Foerster.#Brexit […] Read more »

Consultant Verus Negative on Outlook for Event Driven Hedge Funds

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   In a recent report Verus, the investment consultant created out of the combination of Wurts and Strategic Investment Solutions, was constructive on the outlook for three out of five hedge fund strategies. The consultant gave forward-looking views across the broad hedge fund investment strategies as shown in the table below. […] Read more »

US Investors Still Expected To Determine Hedge Fund Industry Growth into 2H

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By Credit Suisse Capital Services Group and Hedge Fund Insight staff Credit Suisse today announced the results of its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, which polled over 200 global institutional investors representing almost USD 700 billion in hedge fund investments. Participants were surveyed on their hedge fund activities during the first half of the […] Read more »

Distressed is Investors’ Preference Within Event-Driven

By the Capital Solutions Team of Barclays Prime Services*   In light of the recent performance of event-driven HFs, we wanted to understand how it had affected investors’ perceptions of the strategy, and what their likely allocation plans were with regard to event driven strategies as a result. Performance versus investor expectations We began by […] Read more »

Event Driven Leads Hedge Funds Down in September Notes FRM

From Financial Risk Management Limited (FRM), part of Man Group   The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index fell -2.54% to 29 September, pushing the index further into negative territory at -3.52% for the year-to-date 2015. After a fall of -0.13% recorded in the first half of the month (16 September), hedge funds’ negative performance accelerated […] Read more »

Event Driven Hedge Funds Strategy Overview

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff     Event Driven Fund Universe By Investment Strategy Event Driven Investor Universe Asset Flows To Event Driven source:Eurekahedge   Event Driven Launches By Sub-Strategy and Year   Returns From Event Driven Funds At The Index Level source: Barclayhedge                     *Funds over $100m in assets     *NOTE: The top performing […] Read more »

King Street Capital Manages The Daddy Of Distressed Funds

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From     King Street Capital manages two of the largest distressed debt funds – the very largest King Street Capital Ltd ($12.5bn AUM) , and King Street Europe ($1.2bn). If one manager from this largest manager list has to be selected on the grounds of performance it would be Hildene Capital Management. Both distressed funds […] Read more »

Outlook for Event Driven Strategies from Quaker Funds

By Thomas F. Kirchner, Portfolio Manager, and Paul Hoffmeister, Portfolio Strategist of Quaker Funds, Inc.   The market environment for event driven strategies Credit conditions remain highly favorable for corporations to execute and complete corporate transactions. We expect the current environment, the result of two years of relative macroeconomic calm, to continue during the near-term. […] Read more »