Churning of Asian Hedge Funds Takes Its Toll

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Only hedge funds based in North America had positive flows in both the first and second quarters of this year, according to data from Preqin. Net net hedge funds in Europe had positive flows in the first half of the year and hedge funds based in Asia-Pacific had net […] Read more »

…and Asian Hedge Funds Were Doing So Well

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   Though it may seem a thought from a long time ago, this year had been stacking up as a relatively good one for Asian hedge funds. This was true as recently as just over a month ago. Comparisons for performance in the YTD to the end […] Read more »

PODCAST 5 – RWC Talk About Marketing And Doubling Their Assets

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An interview with CEO DAN MANNIX and Head of Sales JAMES TOLLEMACHE of RWC Partners   The interview focuses on sales and marketing and the consequences and causes of firmwide growth Clicking this link opens the podcast in a new window/player, (or alternatively save the file using the “save as” command). The interview lasts 31 […] Read more »

Asian Hedge Funds Draw Flows At Record Pace

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff Investor capital continued to pour into the Asian hedge fund industry in late 2013 and early 2014, with record inflows and performance driving total investor capital to surpass the record level set in 2007, prior to the 2008 Financial Crisis. Total capital invested in the Asian hedge fund industry grew […] Read more »

GAM Insight – Equity Hedge and Event Driven Managers Ride Trends to Gains in October

From Global Asset Management October got off to a tentative start, with investors focused on the US debt ceiling impasse. This issue was temporarily resolved by mid-month and markets broadly rallied from there, with equities, credit and bonds all moving higher. Many equity hedge and event driven managers reaped the rewards from keeping their gross […] Read more »

Equity Hedge Dominates Quarterly Flows To Claim Largest Strategy Slot

From Hedge Fund Research Total capital invested in the global hedge fund industry surged to a fifth consecutive quarterly record in 3Q13, driven by the highest inflows in over 2 years and eclipsing another milestone of industry expansion. Hedge fund capital rose to $2.51 trillion in 3Q13, an increase of $94 billion over the prior […] Read more »

GAM Insight – Equity-hedged and event-driven managers winners in September

From Global Asset Management Many equity-hedged and event-driven hedge funds have continued to hold and increase positions during September, and were rewarded as several equity events occurred and markets moved higher. Anthony Lawler, portfolio manager at GAM, comments that he expects to see the trend of equity-hedge and event-driven funds out-performing other hedge fund strategies […] Read more »

September Market Background a Positive for Equity Hedge Managers

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Expectations of hedge fund returns should be tempered by market background – what suits one manager will not suit another. Equity hedge managers have had a very good year in the United States and Japan, and a decent year elsewhere. Equity hedge managers in developed markets have produced positive returns […] Read more »

GAM Insight – Hedge Fund Performance in August

From Global Asset Management Asset prices drifted lower on seasonally light volumes during August. Equities and bonds sold off, with the MSCI World index down 2.1% and the Barclays Global Aggregate Bond index down 0.5%, both in US dollar terms. Commodities gained in aggregate, led by energy and precious metals, while wheat and corn declined on […] Read more »