Graphic Of The Day: Distressed Investing and Direct Lending In Demand By Investors (BlackRock Survey)

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff Blackrock has initiated a Global Private Markets Survey* covering respondents from public pensions, corporate pensions, insurers, family offices, foundations and endowments, and sovereign wealth funds. The key graphic was this one:   Distressed Investing and Direct Lending are seen by institutional investors as amongst the best opportuities in private credit. […] Read more »

How Do Pension Plans Monitor Their Hedge Funds, For Example Florida SBA?


By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   The Florida State Board of Administration runs the  $141bn Florida Retirement System Pension Plan through an Investment Advisory Council. As a public body it’s papers are available online, and an exploration of the material gives an insight into the way large pension plans, and State sponsored plans in […] Read more »

Daniel Loeb Expects Market Dislocations in the Second Half of 2016


By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Daniel Loeb, Chief Executive Officer of Third Point LLC recently* discussed the performance of the investment portfolio of Third Point Reinsurance, in the course of which he shared some of his expectations for the remainder of 2016.  Our investment portfolio (managed by Third Point LLC) produced strong results in the second […] Read more »

US Investors Still Expected To Determine Hedge Fund Industry Growth into 2H

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By Credit Suisse Capital Services Group and Hedge Fund Insight staff Credit Suisse today announced the results of its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, which polled over 200 global institutional investors representing almost USD 700 billion in hedge fund investments. Participants were surveyed on their hedge fund activities during the first half of the […] Read more »

Ford Pension Plans Cut Equity And Event For Macro And Multi-Strat


By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   The investment strategy allocation of portfolios of hedge funds is a function of the target return and drawdown tolerance of the end investor over a multi-year period. The pension plans of the Ford Motor Company are part way through a five-year de-risking process – the U.S. […] Read more »

Asset Flows in 2016 – Multi-Strategy and Macro/CTAs Seen As Beneficiaries

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By Peter Laurelli, Head of Research at eVestment   Executive Summary of eVestment’s 2016 Hedge Fund Industry Outlook The Outlook highlights data-driven predictions of hedge fund trends for the upcoming year. The hedge fund industry continues to face dominant short-term and long-term influences. There is consistent evidence to suggest returns influence fund specific flows in […] Read more »

Add to Equity M-N from Event Driven Advises Deutsche AWM

By Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s Hedge Fund Advisory Team   Strategy and Drivers – Taking advantage of the rise in volatility “Volatility and liquidity are persistent themes”. The theme ofelevated volatility in markets – a key message of the June 2015 CIO view, suggests emphasising those strategies that thrive in this type of environment. […] Read more »

2015 Hedge Fund Outlook from Deutsche AWM

By Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s Hedge Fund Advisory team     Our 12 month hedge fund performance forecasts are derived from our market outlook to the end of 2015, which in turn is anchored by the forecasts from the Deutsche AWM CIO Office. They are based on the following expectations:  We expect global economic […] Read more »

2015 Hedge Fund Industry Outlook from eVestment – Flow Forecasts

From eVestment LLC   eVestment’s 2015 Hedge Fund Industry Outlook predictions of hedge fund trends for the upcoming year include:   Barring a large and unexpected global or financial event, hedge funds are positioned for another year of solid growth as institutional investors seek to gain alternative exposures to traditional equity and fixed income markets. […] Read more »

Cliffwater Hedge Fund Commentary – April 2014

By Daniel Stern, Senior Managing Director at Cliffwater LLC   April was a moderately positive month for most hedge fund strategies and all strategies outside of Global Macro remain in the black for the year. In April, the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index lost 0.2% and the HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index detracted 1.1%. […] Read more »