Hedge Fund Outlook – Greater Dispersion To Aid Equity Strategies, Credit? Not So Much

by 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC. INTRODUCTION After a volatile first quarter of 2016, global equity and bond markets regained their footing and finished in positive territory for the year. European equities were the regional exception, with the MSCI European Index posting negative returns through November. Although markets overall generated positive returns for investors in […] Read more »

Deutsche AWM Sticks to Strategy Biases – Positive on Equity M-N

By Hedge Fund Insight staff At the beginning of the last quarter Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s Hedge Fund Advisory Team advised an overweight in equity market-neutral and an underweight in distressed investing strategies. Both have been good calls in the short period since. Here we catch up with Tim Gascoigne, Head of Liquid Alternatives – […] Read more »

A Bias to Event Driven and Equity Arb Over Equity L/S for DB Wealth Mgt

From  Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management*   Event-driven Equity special-situation-orientated managers and those running moderate net exposures (i.e. with long and short exposures to the market that are roughly in balance) continue generally to fare better than their credit and more directional peers. Within the merger-arbitrage sector, we prefer nimble and smaller managers which can […] Read more »

Add to Equity M-N from Event Driven Advises Deutsche AWM

By Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s Hedge Fund Advisory Team   Strategy and Drivers – Taking advantage of the rise in volatility “Volatility and liquidity are persistent themes”. The theme ofelevated volatility in markets – a key message of the June 2015 CIO view, suggests emphasising those strategies that thrive in this type of environment. […] Read more »

Nearly All HF Strategies Down in June

By Financial Risk Management (FRM is part of Man Group)   MARKETS In the US, we remain cautious of equity valuations. Earnings growth is weakening and some data shows it becoming negative. Data also shows institutions have been net sellers of stock for the past four quarters and only non-financials have been net buyers over […] Read more »

Analysis of Equity Hedge Sub-Strategies

By Barclays Capital Solutions Group   The Equity Hedge Fund segment is obviously fairly broad and includes a set of disparate strategies. We have taken a close look at these various sub-strategies, which each have their own unique characteristics and appeal to investors. We describe these sub-strategies in this article and attempt to show their […] Read more »

Q/Q Change In Demand for Hedge Fund Strategies – Graphic Of The Day

By Brighton House Associates*   Fastest Growing Hedge Fund Strategies – Quarter over Quarter   *extracted from BHA quarterly analysis of manager searches. In the first quarter of 2014, BHA investors posted 353 new mandates. In total, investors placed approximately $8 billion in future allocations during Q1. The report presents both an analysis of the […] Read more »