Emerging Market Hedge Fund Demand – The Six Month Rule in Action

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   The “2017 Credit Suisse Global Survey of Hedge Fund Investor Appetite and Activity” contains the latest example of the six-month rule in action. Regular readers will know the rule and it’s workings (given below). If you haven’t heard of the rule and you have to do some marketing […] 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 »

Asset Flows in 2016 – Multi-Strategy and Macro/CTAs Seen As Beneficiaries

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By Peter Laurelli, Head of Research at eVestment   Executive Summary of eVestment’s 2016 Hedge Fund Industry Outlook The Outlook highlights data-driven predictions of hedge fund trends for the upcoming year. The hedge fund industry continues to face dominant short-term and long-term influences. There is consistent evidence to suggest returns influence fund specific flows in […] Read more »

Talent, PB Fees, and Middle Office Outsourcing Highlighted in E&Y HF Survey

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   One of the public services Hedge Fund Insight provides is mastication: HFI will chew over a major piece of work to give you the highlights. Each year Ernst & Young publish a Global Hedge Fund & Investor Survey*. As usual there were some interesting and surprising results in the […] Read more »

Big Changes For Hedge Funds In Management Of Counterparties & Collateral Seen By Citi

By Citi Investor Services   This article gives the key findings from Part 2 of  “The 2014 Citi Investor Services 5th Annual Industry Evolution Report”.   The factors driving change in the hedge fund industry are shifting. For the five years since the Global Financial Crisis, major industry evolution occurred primarily in response to a […] Read more »

CalPERS Resizes Hedge Fund Program On The Back Of Power Shift

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   CalPERs, the largest defined benefit plan in the United States, has been a thought leader in the use of hedge funds for investing institutions, but no more. Changes to the power structure within the Retirement System have led to a reversal of the attitude towards investing […] Read more »

Why Data Visualisation Matters In Financial Software

By thecitysecret Ltd   Introduction Over the past 20 years trading systems have not changed radically in terms of appearance, although the amount of available data has greatly increased. There are countless examples of overly-complex, multi-tabbed interfaces each with an array of grids, sub grids, drop-downs, tick boxes and confusing graphs. These are normally accompanied […] Read more »

GFIA’s 7 Commandments In The World Of Investment

By GFIA Team, led by Peter Douglas The monthly “thinkpiece” as we call it in GFIA, is usually a qualitative commentary on what we’re seeing at the moment in our world. This month, however, we’re going to go over some of our learnings from 28 years’ exposure to the world of professional investing (and including […] Read more »

Asian Hedge Fund Trends Include Consolidation Pressure

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By GFIA of Singapore Historical overview GFIA began coverage of the Asian hedge funds industry in September 1998. At that time the industry was tiny and all participants mostly knew each other. The Asian crisis was still unfolding, and the industry was a collection of maverick specialists. It was another five years before the industry […] Read more »