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 »

Demand for European Hedge Funds Increases

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Hedge Fund Insight has commented this year on Emerging Market (EM) hedge fund returns and capital flows in the context of the six month rule (see Emerging Market Hedge Fund Demand – The Six Month Rule in Action). The monthly report from eVestment on hedge fund industry capital flows remarked […] Read more »

Spotlight on Merger Arbitrage at Paulson & Co

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Introduction – Part One This article is divided into three parts. The first part is the genesis of the article – the new supply of funds engaging in the strategy of merger arbitrage, including one from Paulson & Co. The second part is John Paulson’s writing on the strategy […] Read more »

Hedge Fund M&A … Deals Are Flowing

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By Madison Street Capital 2016 is gearing up to be one of the most active years in terms of M&A activity for the hedge fund industry. Propelled by the wave of transactions in the fourth quarter of 2015, many positive factors are leading indicators that M&A deal momentum will continue, positioning 2016 to be a […] 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 »

Asian Hedge Funds Attract Capital in 2015 That Pays Off Quickly

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   It has been a long road back, but Asian hedge funds have at last regained their peak assets – last seen pre-Credit Crunch in 2008. Total assets in Asian hedge funds (excluding Japan) were at $159.8bn  at the end of May 2015. The asset growth since the start of […] 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 »

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 »