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 means 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 mixed […] Read more »

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 »