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 »

Gibraltar aims to have legal framework for Blockchain by January 2018

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Today the Gibraltar Government has commenced the legal process for the regulation of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). The bill will be going through Parliament with a view to the regulation being in place by January 2018. This is the first time this has been done and will hopefully pave […] Read more »

Blockchain & the Funds Industry

By Damien Cahill of Gecko Governance   For too long, the focus of Blockchain technologies have been on cryptocurrencies, when it can be applied to a range of functional areas. It doesn’t matter what can be sent across the Blockchain. Bitcoins are pieces of data, so why not send a file, a report, a smart […] Read more »

Bitcoin Is Coming (or at least Blockchain Technology is)

From Hedge Fund Insight staff   Nomura (NRI) to Conduct Proof of Concept for Applying Blockchain Technology to Banking   Nomura Research Institute (NRI), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, today announced it will develop a proof of concept (PoC) for implementing blockchain*1 technology with banking, in collaboration with SBI Sumishin Net […] Read more »