GAM Insight – Equity Hedge and Event Driven Managers Ride Trends to Gains in October

From Global Asset Management October got off to a tentative start, with investors focused on the US debt ceiling impasse. This issue was temporarily resolved by mid-month and markets broadly rallied from there, with equities, credit and bonds all moving higher. Many equity hedge and event driven managers reaped the rewards from keeping their gross […] Read more »

Equity Hedge Dominates Quarterly Flows To Claim Largest Strategy Slot

From Hedge Fund Research Total capital invested in the global hedge fund industry surged to a fifth consecutive quarterly record in 3Q13, driven by the highest inflows in over 2 years and eclipsing another milestone of industry expansion. Hedge fund capital rose to $2.51 trillion in 3Q13, an increase of $94 billion over the prior […] Read more »

Rotella TEXO – A Diversifying Program By Design

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By Simon Kerr One of the manifest difficulties of a successful trader or investor with their own firm is to diversify investment strategies.  The monied trader will be very good at one particular way of addressing markets and won’t necessarily be a master of the universe in another investment discipline.  The edge may be different […] Read more »

SEB Bias Towards RV and Macro In Outlook For Hedge Funds

Victor de Oliveira, Portfolio Manager and Head of Investment Strategy, SEB Luxemburg The strong start to the year came to an end in the second quarter. The fading effects of the European Central Bank’s Long Term Refinancing Operation (LTRO, three-year loans at 1 per cent interest) reduced risk appetite, while increasing volatility made the market […] Read more »

Early View of Last Month from FRM

Fund of funds manager Financial Risk Management (FRM) produces a monthly “Early View” reviewing the hedge fund and market themes and sector performance for the previous month.  The highlights for April 2012 were: “We had been concerned that the hedge funds with low market beta were too slow to rebuild risk through the first three months […] Read more »