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

Roundtable Forum lead article

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 »

Differential Performance Noteworthy at Half Year Point – European CTAs Suffer

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff At the half way point of the year, in terms of consolidated data releases, the picture for hedge funds at the top level looks okay – broad hedge fund indices are flat (e.g. the HFRI Asset Weighted Composite Index is up 1.35%), and flows have been positive (over $17bn in […] 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 »

US Liquid Alternatives Had Good Flows in 2014, Unlike High Yield Funds

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Liquid alternatives had a good year for inflows in 2014. The largest part of the flows were in the American liquid alternatives funds – mutual funds (’40 Act Funds), though net sales were also positive for UCITS hedge funds. Morningstar data shows (active) liquid alternatives totaled $156bn by year-end […] Read more »

The JOBS Act – has it made an impact?

By Shane Brett, Founder of Global Perspectives   Background Last September the much anticipated JOBS Act became law in the United States. The intention of the act was to make it easier for small businesses to raise funding in the US. An unintended consequence of that act was that it also lifted the long standing […] Read more »

European Equity Hedge Funds with a Fundamental Bias in Demand

By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight European equity hedge fund managers have done a very good job this year in both producing absolute returns, and, as importantly, holding on to them in down phases of the market. With the STOXX 600 up 11.86% in 2013, European long/short hedge fund managers are up 8.89% […] Read more »

Murano’s Chromic RSP Helps US Hedge Funds Comply With AIFMD’s Reverse Solicitation Requirements

By Ole Rollag, Managing Principal of Murano Systems Ltd Chromic RSP will help investors access funds outside of the AIFMD scope and will potentially change the dynamics of fund distribution. Funds now getting mailed enquiries from investors via Chromic RSP will make the sales process very efficient and help investors discover funds that they are […] Read more »

Hedge Fund Marketing Jobs from JOBS Act Implementation

From StreetID On September 23, 2013, the long-awaited JOBS Act rules will finally go into effect. From that point forward, hedge fund managers will finally be able to advertise in the United States. Mitch Ackles, the President of the Hedge Fund Association and the CEO of Hedge Fund PR, has been a big supporter of this transition since the day […] Read more »