‘Front-Office First’ Approach Sought For Investment Research Management/Monitoring

By Henry Price, CEO of Red Deer   In this article Henry Price responds to FCA Chief Executive Andrew Bailey’s keynote speech on MiFID II at the European Independent Research providers association today.   Ongoing client issues: Where investment managers have implemented legacy or non-compliant systems, or attempted to solve a problem manually, there is now a significant push […] Read more »

Current UK Legal and Regulatory Issues for US Fund Managers

From Claire Cummings, of Cummings Law     Introduction The two major topics for US managers wishing to manage or market funds in the UK from a legal and regulatory perspective are currently MiFID II and the AIFMD. Although the rules of both Directives generally apply to EU managers based in the EU, they are likely […] Read more »

Market Research as a Source of Insight for Hedge Funds

From Hedge Fund Insight staff and Surveygoo.com   The staff of Hedge Fund Insight have taken the view that just publishing the info-graphic below without some context would leave too many readers baffled as to the relevance. There will be readers that do not get the significance of market research for hedge funds. In an […] 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 »

Organising Research & Staff Development in Equity Hedge – A Podcast with Stuart Mitchell

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An interview with Managing Partner and CIO STUART MITCHELL of SW Mitchell Capital   The interview focuses on staff recruitment and development, and how investment research is conducted at the firm. How do you develop your investment staff? What do you look for in a recruit on your investment side? How do you remunerate them? […] Read more »

Hedge Funds’ Access to Investment Research Under Change

By Vicky Sanders, Co-CEO and Founder RSRCHXchange   Quality Crowded Out   For most hedge fund managers, research is a problem when it should be a resource to make your life easier and help you produce more alpha. Despite having a well-paid sales contact at every sell-side firm, there is little to no filtering or […] Read more »