Hedge Fund Launch Phase Checklist From haysmacintyre

By Karen Allan, audit manager, haysmacintyre   Launching a hedge fund can be both an exciting and daunting opportunity. There are many regulatory and administrative hoops to jump through. Here we explore the 5 key areas you need to consider for a successful launch.   Prove your track record When launching a new fund, it is […] Read more »

Listed Hedge Funds to Go From Growth to Shrinkage

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   There will be new issuance of £11.3bn in UK listed investment companies over the next three years with two thirds of this new issuance to occur in alternative investments.”The number of alternative investment companies launched in the last five and ten years was more than twice as high as […] Read more »

Evidence Of A Floor To Hedge Fund Fees 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 […] Read more »

Hedge Funds Losing Relative Appeal to Family Offices According to Survey

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From Camden Wealth/Hedge Fund Insight staff   2018 marks the fifth year of the annual Global Family Office Report from Camden Wealth, this time produced in association with UBS. The report reflects a record number of 311 family offices from around the world participating in the research this year. Aligned with the rise in participants, […] Read more »

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 »