Argo Group Hedge Fund Commitments Down By Two-Thirds Over Four Years

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Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO), the Bermuda domiciled property/casualty insurer, produced results this week, giving an opportunity for observers to look at its’ hedge fund holdings. Argo Group has invested in hedge funds for more than eight years. At the end of 2020 Argo Group had $111.2m committed to hedge funds out of total invested assets of […] Read more »

QuantCube launches new indicators – NO2 pollution and water stress included

From Hedge Fund Insight staff A new set of real-time economic indicators using satellite imagery and big data to show environmental change is now available from Alternative data specialist QuantCube Technology. The indicators are aimed at hedge funds, asset management firms, pension funds, investment banks and corporate treasurers and relate to four phenomena: Urban growth index […] Read more »

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 »

Surge in Interest from Hedge Funds in Private Jets Expected

From Hedge Fund Insight staff A bumper year for hedge funds in 2020, the on-going Coronavirus crisis, and the impact this is having on commercial aviation, is likely to result in a huge increase in interest from hedge funds looking to buy or lease their own jets. Hedge Funds and their managers have been traditionally very […] Read more »

Insurer Argo Group Mirrors Industry In Capital Allocations to Hedge Funds

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO), the Bermuda domiciled property/casualty insurer, produced results last week, giving an opportunity for observers to look at its’ hedge fund holdings. Argo Group has invested in hedge funds for more than seven years within an allocation to “Alternatives”. The […] Read more »

Outlook For Deals In Distressed Assets

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The global economy is slowing down, not least from the threat of coronavirus, and with it comes the rising likelihood of distressed M&A transactions. To the economic slowdown add broad structural changes in several industries and distressed M&A deals are expected to rise in 2020. Under higher pressure and an accelerated timeframe, how can dealmakers make the best out […] Read more »

You Need To Time Your Newsletter Just As You Time Markets

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By Bobby Chernev of Review42.com   What Is the Best Time to Send an Email [55+ Stats for 2019] If you’ve ever asked yourself “What is the best time to send an email?” then you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got you covered with the latest trends on the topic. But before digging deep into every […] Read more »

European Hedge Fund Industry Assets Below Level of 5 Years Ago

From Eurekahedge European fund managers recorded net asset outflows of US$4.3 billion while registering performance-based gains of US$2.8 billion during last month. Total assets in European hedge funds stood at US$480.9 billion as of June 2019, below their January 2018 high of US$577.5 billion. On a year-to-date basis, European hedge fund managers have seen performance-driven gains of US$13.1 […] Read more »

Pre-marketing And Reverse Solicitation Of Hedge Funds

By Vanessa Molloy and Chiara Deceglie of Harneys   Last month, the European Parliament adopted the final text of the Directive amending (amongst others) the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the Amending Directive). This European Union law applies to the financial regulation of hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment funds in the EU. The stated […] Read more »