Equity And Credit Strategies Did Better In July Says Man FRM

From Keith Haydon and Adam Singleton of Man FRM, part of Man Group   Markets return to an uneasy calm in July with rising equity markets and falling volatility. Commentators continue to watch the shape of the US yield curve for clues. July continued the difficult year for hedge fund performance, with mixed performance across strategies […] Read more »

Differential Performance Noteworthy at Half Year Point – European CTAs Suffer

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff At the half way point of the year, in terms of consolidated data releases, the picture for hedge funds at the top level looks okay – broad hedge fund indices are flat (e.g. the HFRI Asset Weighted Composite Index is up 1.35%), and flows have been positive (over $17bn in […] Read more »

Insurers Trim Hedge Fund Holdings – AIG Cuts A Third – According to AM Best

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By Jason Hopper, Associate Director – Industry Research and Analytics at A.M. Best   The U.S. insurance industry continued to reduce its risk appetite for hedge fund investments, as holdings declined year over year by 8.5% to $16.4 billion from $17.9 billion in 2016, according to a new A.M. Best report based on year-end 2017 data from the National Association of […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day: Consistent Flows to Medium-Sized Hedge Funds

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   The global hedge fund industry has attracted US$342.1 billion of net asset flows since January 2013, out of which billion dollar hedge funds accounted for US$206.9 billion of these net capital allocations, while funds with assets under US$500 million collectively recorded net asset inflows of US$49.3 billion over this period. There […] Read more »

A Good Hedge Fund CRM Drives Fund Raising

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By Alan Underdown, Managing Director for Satuit Technologies EMEA   In today’s competitive fund raising environment the majority of hedge funds and alternative asset managers recognise that CRM is a key investment. It supports not just day-to-day investor relations, sales, marketing, and compliance processes but it is also a strategic investment in the firm’s business, […] Read more »

Acceptance? UCITS Hedge Funds Best AUM Growth This Decade

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UCITS hedge funds were not exempt from the impact of the shrinking of the global hedge fund industry, as shown by the number of closures in 2017, which was a good year for hedge funds in terms of performance. More than half of the UCITS funds listed in the Eurekahedge database charge up to 1% management fees.  On the other hand, only 26.7% […] Read more »

Winton Pays For Twitter Profile Raising

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   There has been a difference of opinion on the use of social media by hedge funds. Agecroft sees widespread use, Hedge Fund Insight sees very limited use of social media by large hedge fund groups.  So it was interesting to see the following on Twitter.   Winton Capital sponsored […] Read more »

Edge Technology Keeps Leadership Position

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Edge Technology Group, a global technology advisory and fully-managed IT service provider, continued to serve a growing number of clients across the spectrum of alternative investment firms throughout 2017. The company added a total of 61 new clients this past year. Fueled by positive dynamics across the hedge fund, […] Read more »

Fund of Hedge Funds Consolidation Infographic

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Consolidation has provided some managers with the m eans to grow their firm at a time when the wider fund of hedge funds industry has contracted both in terms of AUM and number of participants. The majority (60%) of investors active in hedge funds seek exposure to the asset class via multi-manager vehicles, either solely or as part of a […] Read more »