Implications For Hedge Funds From Equifax Cybersecuity Breach

From Mark Sangster, VP and Industry Security Strategist, eSentire/ Hedge Fund Insight staff   You’re likely already aware of the Equifax breach, which is said to have possibly affected the personal information of as many as 143 million people.  Many are talking about the delay in the disclosure of the security breach, and more importantly, […] Read more »

More than the Money: Seven Steps to Protect Your Firm from the Fallout of a Cyberattack

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By Constance N. Hubbell, President, The Hubbell Group, Inc.   Asked why he robbed banks, legendary bandit Willie Sutton said, “Because that’s where the money is.” Today, many criminals steal with laptops, not guns, but they still go where the money is, and – with $3 trillion in assets under management[1] – hedge funds are […] Read more »

Euro Leveraged Loans Growing Especially Via SMAs

By Alastair Sewell, Manuel Arrive, and Brian Knudsen of Fitch Ratings   Summary Strong Growth, Low Base: Fitch Ratings estimates that open-ended Europe-domiciled loan funds have had strong average annual growth of 50%-60% over the last five years. However, this comes from a low base: Fitch estimates total assets of just EUR40bn across all European open-ended funds at end-June 2016, with […] Read more »

CLOs: The Comeback Kings

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By Torben Ronberg, Head of Sub-Investment Grade at ECM Asset Management   “Comeback” is the right way to describe the CLO market this year (Collateralised Loan Obligations – securitised portfolios of predominantly senior secured leveraged loans). Led by the US CLO market, we have seen global issuance YTD in 2014 of a staggering $101.5bn*. 88.5% […] Read more »