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 »

Cayman’s Share of World Hedge Funds Shrinks, Particularly For New Funds

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Recent data releases from Eurekahedge show the increasing significance of onshore hedge funds, and the consequent relative decline of hedge funds registered offshore. Year by year Cayman Islands registered hedge funds took less share of the domiciles of funds launched.  This trend accelerated post 2008 to the extent that […] Read more »

Graphic of the Day – New Launches of Hedge Funds

By Hedge Fund Insight staff In 2012 new hedge fund launches outpaced fund liquidations for the third year running The inverse relationship between changes in the number of launches and the number of closures each year has broken down, suggesting that the prospects for the industry at the smaller end have changed The number of […] Read more »

Hedge funds attract US$20 billion in 1Q 2013

From Eurekahedge Hedge funds posted positive returns in March amid mixed returns in global markets. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.71% during the month, while the MSCI World Index gained 1.76% in March. Key highlights for March 2013: Early reports indicate positive asset flows to hedge funds in March; 1Q 2013 witnessed positive […] Read more »

Net Hedge Fund Formation Down in 2012

By Hedge Fund Research, Inc. of Chicago Total hedge fund industry assets increased to a record of $2.25 trillion,  according to the latest release of the HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report, released today by HFR, the leading provider of indexation, research and analysis for the global hedge fund industry. New fund launches totalled 1,108 for […] Read more »