Novus Analytics Available Via iConnections Partnership

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   iConnections, the platform and community that connects investment managers and allocators, today announced that it is partnering with Novus, the leading portfolio intelligence platform, allowing managers and allocators to access Novus’ data and analytics through the iConnections platform. iConnections members will be able to access Novus’ research, including manager league […] Read more »

Demand For Hedge Fund Strategies – CTAs Level with Merger Arb & Cryptocurrencies

By Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA – Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners   The hedge fund industry is dynamic, comprising of numerous strategies that attract varying degrees of interest over time. Demand for each strategy is impacted by many variables including capital market valuations, expectations of economic growth, inflation, market liquidity, and risk appetite, among others. Industry […] Read more »

Global Macro – Why Should Investors Even Bother? – Graphic of the Day

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In the last ten years Global Macro funds at the index level have produced annual returns of 5%-plus on only three occasions. For comparison Distressed funds produced 5%-plus in five of those years. Of the eight strategy groups analysed, Global Macro funds produced the lowest annualised return over the last decade. Global Macro funds beat […] Read more »

Life Settlements Set For Strongest Year Ever Says MPG

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Life settlements are set to see their best year ever as an asset class in 2021, according to Managing Partners Group (MPG), the international asset management group. Life settlements are US-issued life insurance policies that have been sold by the original owner at a discount to their future maturity value […] Read more »

SEC Data – Pension Plans Have Grown To A Stable Quarter of Hedge Fund Capital

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   The data discussed here has been compiled by the SEC from Form PF. Form PF is filed by SEC-registered investment advisers with at least $150 million in private funds assets under management to report information about the hedge funds and private equity funds that they manage. The SEC collates the data into a […] Read more »

Insurer Argo Group Mirrors Industry In Capital Allocations to Hedge Funds

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO), the Bermuda domiciled property/casualty insurer, produced results last week, giving an opportunity for observers to look at its’ hedge fund holdings. Argo Group has invested in hedge funds for more than seven years within an allocation to “Alternatives”. The […] Read more »

Cambridge Associates Named Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year by Institutional Investor

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Cambridge Associates has been named Institutional Investor’s 2019 Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year at the 17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards. Cambridge Associates is a leading global investment firm. The firm aims to help endowments & foundations, healthcare systems, pension plans, and private clients implement and manage custom investment portfolios to generate […] Read more »

A Q&A With Jane Halsey Celebrating 20 Years Of Roundtable Forum

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of HFI     What were the circumstances for you setting up your first Roundtable Forum? The first Forum was held in New York in May of 1999.  It was actually a bit of an experiment.  At the time, I was a 3rd party marketer and the conference circuit was tiring and getting […] Read more »