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 »

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 »

The Power of the Brand Important for Hedge Funds, Even New Ones

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By Robin Eggar, Principal of MBD Communications   A few weeks ago Volkswagen’s brand was valued at $31 billion. Now apparently it is worth a mere $21 billion. How – beyond the opportunity for shorting VW stock or having to explain away the 30% fall in the share price in this month’s investor newsletter – […] Read more »

Hedge Fund Groups With Most Capital from Institutions

Ranked by percentage of discretionary assets managed in (single manager) hedge funds worldwide for institutions as of June 30, 2015.   Rank Manager % of worldwide assets institutional % of U.S. assets institutional 1 Black River Asset Mgmt. 100.0% 69.0% 2 Bridgewater Associates 100.0% 52.7% 3 Salient Partners 100.0% 100.0% 4 Nephila Capital 98.7% 18.7% […] Read more »

Equity Hedge Yet to De-Gross Notes Man Group’s FRM

From FRM Investment Management   Market Background China’s financial troubles and the Fed’s zeroing in on lift off for the next interest rate cycle have combined, as we thought they might, to place deflation at the forefront of investor concerns. Moreover, it is clear that the problems emanating from China, other emerging markets and many […] Read more »

Top Hedge Funds Not Yet Engaged With Social Media For Brand Building

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight When at last the SEC ruled in July that the 80-odd year old ban on general solicitation and advertising of private placements was lifted there was much prognostication on what that could mean for hedge funds. Already 40 Act Funds were being run by hedge fund management […] Read more »

Fund of Hedge Fund Takeovers – Bursting a Dam or Turning a Tap?

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By Simon Kerr, Principal, Enhance Consulting and Publisher of “Hedge Fund Insight”   For seven or eight years we have been told that a wave of M&A was about to roll over the fund of hedge funds sector. There have been different reasons over that period, they all pointed towards consolidation, but somehow it has […] Read more »

FRM’s Current Preferred Hedge Fund Strategies

In its latest outlook, FRM, Man Group’s $19.5 billion fund of hedge funds and managed accounts business,  identifies three potential sources of return for hedge funds. The preferences that FRM expresses are based on a specific market outlook.  Europe’s largest independent FoF has an outlook on markets that remains broadly unchanged:  FRM thinks that the […] Read more »

The End is Nigh for Smaller Funds of Hedge Funds

For some time there have been questions raised about the sustainability of the business models of funds of hedge funds as a category. There is no doubt that they will continue to exist and that there will be winners as well as losers. But the rising tide of assets in the hedge fund industry is […] Read more »

Man Group Quarterly Figures – Still Minor Outflows

Man Group Plc announced first quarter 2012 figures today. 31 March 2012 FUM of $59.0bn which represents a 1.0% increase quarter on quarter: 31 Dec 2011 AUM: $58.4bn (as previously reported) Net outflows: $1.0bn Investment movement: $2.0bn FX & other: -$0.4bn  31 March 2012 FUM by product line: Guaranteed: $9.1bn Open-ended alternative: $25.0bn Institutional FOF: […] Read more »