WorldQuant Continues Expansion in 2017

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from HFObserver*   Currently making the most waves in terms of recruitment in the hedge fund industry is Old Greenwich, CT–headquartered global quantitative investment management firm WorldQuant, founded by Millennium alumnus and former game developer Igor Tulchinsky. In the first half of 2017 the firm made the top 10 for net recruitment amongst hedge fund management […] Read more »

Importance of Funds of Funds to Newer Managers Evident in Seward Kissel Study

From Seward & Kissel   Driven by our ongoing commitment to understanding the dynamics of the hedge fund marketplace and bringing the latest industry color to our clients and friends, each year Seward & Kissel conducts various studies of the most important trends we are seeing that are impacting the hedge fund community. This year, for the second year in a […] Read more »

High Water Women’s Backpack Drive Delivers 16,000 Backpacks

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   High Water Women, a leading philanthropic organization focused on financial literacy and initiatives for low-income children, has completed its 13th annual Backpack Drive, delivering more than 16,000 fully-supplied backpacks to tristate area children in need. The drive is the culmination of a fundraising effort that started in March and raised […] Read more »

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 »

Size Effect On Performance Still Applies To Hedge Funds in 2017

From Eurekahedge The graphic below shows how hedge fund returns have varied across fund sizes. For June 2017 year-to-date, medium sized hedge funds (US$100m – US$500m) posted the best returns with 3.53% gains, while small and large hedge funds were up 3.40% and 2.64% respectively. Over the past year, small sized hedge funds posted the best […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day – Europe’s Decline v. US as Hedge Fund Investors

From Preqin Over recent years Europe-based investors have accounted for a decreasing proportion of capital allocated to hedge funds by institutional investors worldwide, as some have pulled back from investing in the asset class and investors in other regions have increased their activity. Europe-based institutions accounted for 32% of institutional capital invested in hedge funds in December 2011; this figure has […] Read more »

The Critical Challenges For Emerging Hedge Fund Managers

By Evan Judd, Independent Director Bell Rock Group Even in the most challenging and difficult economic environments, the allure of starting a hedge fund is still a powerful draw for many experienced investment professionals. Starting your own firm on your own terms, being your own boss, running things your way, all the while beating the […] Read more »

Investors Buy CTAs Rather Than Macro in 2017

By Hedge Fund Insight staff The latest data from Eurekahedge shows the best flows into the hedge fund industry for a number of years for the first quarter of 2017. Preliminary net asset flows were positive in March with US$9.3 billion of inflows into the industry. Investor subscriptions have picked up pace since the start of the […] Read more »