Social Media Use By Hedge Funds – Graphic Of The Day

From The PwC/AIMA Global Alternatives Distribution Survey 2018   Hedge Funds are very low key and infrequent users of social media, as Hedge Fund Insight has shown before*. This is nicely illustrated in the PwC/AIMA Global Alternatives Distribution Survey 2018, that contains the following graphic. The Survey reveals that social media rank at the same level […] Read more »

Politics Is Top Concern of Allocators According to Murano Survey

By Hedge Fund Insight staff Murano Connect, a leading financial services company that matches fund managers to allocators, today unveiled asset allocators’ top fears through its quarterly Allocator Insights Report (AIR). The biggest concern for allocators in 2019 is government and geopolitical issues, with U.S. policy-making playing a big factor. “There are a lot of […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

Hedge Fund Reports But Not Subscriptions By Mobile Phone

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Hedge Fund Insight has given attention to digital commerce and communication as they relate to hedge funds. The latest summation of internet trends captured in the infographic below from vpnMentor raises a few prompts for hedge fund marketers. Manager letters are quite likely to be read via a smartphone – […] Read more »

Are Financial Predictions Too Risky To Put In Manager Letters?

By Susan Weiner, CFA of InvestmentWriting.com   Is it a bad idea to make predictions in your investment commentary because clients will slam you when you’re wrong? Whenever you make predictions, you run the risk of being wrong. But being wrong isn’t a problem, in my mind, if your prediction reflects good thinking. Moreover, think […] Read more »

Hedge Fund Groups Still Largely Ignoring Social Media Opportunities

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From Peppercomm   Hedge funds are becoming a hot topic on social media, though hedge funds themselves still sit on the sidelines. In a just-released survey of trends in hedge fund communications, communications and marketing firm Peppercomm found conversations about hedge funds happening in 2015 at never-before seen levels on social media. The media analysed were […] 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 »

TopTurn Capital Interview

TopTurn Capital has had a radical makeover for a hedge fund firm. It was formerly plain-old Darchuck Stewart Asset  Management. But the owners Dan Darchuck and Greg Stewart had eureka moment under the tutelage of marketing and branding specialists Meyler Capital. Since then the firm has been re-branded with a strong, memorable identity rooted in […] Read more »