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 »

Deutsche AWM Sticks to Strategy Biases – Positive on Equity M-N

By Hedge Fund Insight staff At the beginning of the last quarter Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s Hedge Fund Advisory Team advised an overweight in equity market-neutral and an underweight in distressed investing strategies. Both have been good calls in the short period since. Here we catch up with Tim Gascoigne, Head of Liquid Alternatives – […] Read more »

Quotation of the Day – Justin Sheperd of Aurora

  “Volatility’s return has created opportunities for skillful global hedge fund investors across several investing disciplines. The unique macro environment and specific trends, including strength in the U.S. dollar, are aiding global macro strategies. As well, the seeds for corporate consolidation continue to drive opportunities in the event-driven arena. In the long-short space, lower correlations […] Read more »

Fed Rate Rise To Be Catalyst For Last Phase of EM Underperformance

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By Jawad Mian, Managing Editor Stray Reflections   The inefficiencies that are at the heart of macro investing are permanent, as they relate to the inherent uncertainty of the future. The vast majority of the data required is publicly available. The differentiating factor is the ability to analyze and thematically organize the information into coherent […] 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 »

K2’s 2015 Outlook – Bias To Lower-Beta Sector Specialists In Equity Hedge

David C. Saunders, Founding Managing Director, & Robert Christian, Head of Research, K2 Advisors   We think earnings growth trends should provide support for long/short equity strategies in 2015, particularly in terms of specialty managers in areas such as health care, technology and activism. Meanwhile, opportunities in relative value have continued to evolve due in […] Read more »