Importance of Funds of Funds to Newer Managers Evident in Seward Kissel Study

From Seward & Kissel   Driven by our ongoing commitment to understanding the dynamics of the hedge fund marketplace and bringing the latest industry color to our clients and friends, each year Seward & Kissel conducts various studies of the most important trends we are seeing that are impacting the hedge fund community. This year, for the second year in a […] Read more »

Demand for European Hedge Funds Increases

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Hedge Fund Insight has commented this year on Emerging Market (EM) hedge fund returns and capital flows in the context of the six month rule (see Emerging Market Hedge Fund Demand – The Six Month Rule in Action). The monthly report from eVestment on hedge fund industry capital flows remarked […] Read more »

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 »

Endowments Reevaluating Hedge Funds NEPC Survey Finds

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NEPC, LLC, one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms to endowments and foundations, recently published the results of its Q2 2016 NEPC Endowment and Foundation Poll, a measure of endowment and foundation confidence and sentiment related to the economy, investing and market performance. The Q2 Poll included a special focus on how […] Read more »

Can Activism Survive A Down Market?

By Josh Black, Editor of Activist Insight   Davidoff Solomon is the Co-Director of Berkeley’s Center for Law, Business and the Economy. In January he wrote a column in “The New York Times” suggesting that 2016 would be the year activists met their match—not greater skepticism from institutional investors, or a new corporate governance framework, but […] Read more »

Seeders Becoming Much More Important To New Hedge Funds According To Study

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By Steve Nadel (lead author), Partner Seward & Kissel Investment Management Group   Introduction & Key Findings Driven by our ongoing commitment to understanding the dynamics of the hedge fund marketplace, each year Seward & Kissel conducts The Seward & Kissel New Hedge Fund Study of newly-formed hedge funds sponsored by new U.S.-based managers entering […] Read more »

Multi-Strategy Under The Gun As European Hedge Funds Lag

From Hedge Fund Insight staff The latest flow data from Eurekahedge for the hedge fund industry show net outflows from Europe-focused hedge funds. Only two investment strategies could possibly accommodate the scale of monthly redemptions from European funds – fixed income and multi-strategy (Table 1/Figure 2). So it is highly likely that the biggest outflows […] Read more »

An Operating Model For An AIFMD Depositary

By Shane Brett of Global Perspectives and Alan Meaney of Fund Recs   Introduction This whitepaper is co-authored by Shane Brett, Managing Director at Global Perspectives, an Asset Management and Hedge Fund consultancy and Alan Meaney, Director at Fund Recs, a specialist software provider to the Funds Industry. During the past six months Shane and […] Read more »

Positive Returns And Less Redemptions Stabilize AUM For Funds Of Hedge Funds

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight The peak of the fund of hedge funds sector was in 2008 (by AUM and numbers of funds) and in aggregate the sector has shrunk ever since (by those two measures). The pace of change has varied but the direction hasn’t. In the first half of last […] Read more »