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Ron Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg

Successfully launching a private investment fund

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 13:21

By Ron S Geffner (pictured) – Successfully launching a private investment fund, involving hedging strategies, private equity, venture capital or real estate, is dependent upon selecting the proper corporate structure and complying with  regulations promulgated by regulatory agencies that govern funds and their managers in the United States (US), including the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge funds post gains of 3.18 per cent in Q1 2017

Mon, 17/04/2017 - 13:04

The hedge fund industry continued its positive start to the year with another month of gains in March with the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recording returns of 0.68 per cent through the month, building on gains of 1.01 per cent and 1.46 per cent in February and January, respectively.  »

Wavelength Capital Management - Best ’40 Act’ Liquid Alternatives Fund Manager

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 16:30

Established in 2013, New York-based Wavelength Capital Management is an independent investment management firm specialising in liquid, transparent, and cost-effective investment solutions designed to preserve assets and produce returns in any economic environment.  »

Bill Lipschutz, Hathersage Capital Management

Hathersage Capital Management - Best Foreign Exchange Hedge Fund

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 16:09

Hathersage Capital Management LLC is a discretionary global macro investment manager founded in 1991. The firm is a foreign exchange specialist, expressing its global macro views strictly in G10 currencies, using interbank spot, forwards and vanilla options.  »

Jonas Stark, Blue Diamond Asset Management

Blue Diamond Asset Management - Best Statistical Arbitrage Hedge Fund

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 15:00

Blue Diamond Asset Management is an independent privately owned company based in Pfaffikon, Switzerland. The team of four investment professionals and one COO has a singular focus on trading equity volatility. »

Tony Fischer, UMB Fund Services

UMB Fund Services provides elegant interval fund solution

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 10:26

Alternative fund managers who wish to avoid the limitations of running ’40 Act mutual funds, and the risks that come with having to constantly provide daily liquidity, are turning their attention to closed-end interval funds. UMB Fund Services has a decade of experience providing turnkey solutions for managers looking for an elegant route to market. »

Dami Oloidi, Meyler Capital

Sonar marketing for alternative investment funds? Sounds interesting, but what is it?

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:31

By Dami Oloidi, Meyler Capital Sonar for ships: Sonar technology is used by ships to map the ocean floor. First, sound signals are sent out, via a transmitter, in the direction of the ocean bed. Secondly, the signals reach the ocean bed and bounce off whatever object they touch. Finally, they reflect back to a receiver to transform the sound signals into an image of the ocean bed. »

Richard Shamos, Sadis & Goldberg

Building a global platform: Marketing investment funds in Europe

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 10:33

By Richard L Shamos (pictured) and Ron S Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg – The global investment funds marketplace today is beset by contradictory economic forces, with increasing financial opportunity accompanied by a rising regulatory burden and populist politics. These tensions are perhaps nowhere more apparent than in Europe, where the investment funds industry posted a record high in 2016 of EUR14.1 trillion in assets under management, including record sales of alternative investment funds of EUR184 billion. This all occurred amidst the Brexit referendum, Trump election, record immigration, attacks of terrorism and sporadic bursts of nationalism. »

Christian Nauer, SwissAnalytics

The importance of ongoing due diligence

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:39

Recently, investor demand has increased for private equity, hybrid public / private funds and alternative yield strategies such as direct lending, asset leasing and royalty streams. As such, the more complex nature of these strategies makes both pre- and post-investment due diligence far more important.  »

Achraf Goneid, Syz Asset Management

Syz Asset Management sees value in Asia hedge funds

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:36

According to last year's Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report, Asia Pacific's hedge fund industry had USD159 billion in AUM and the largest allocator, with USD29.9 billion of committed capital, was China Investment Corporation (China's Sovereign Wealth Fund).  »

Fiona Frick, Unigestion

Investing for the future: Alternatives 2.0

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:33

By Fiona Frick, Unigestion – In a world where returns from traditional asset classes are under pressure, many investors are turning to alternative investments to boost their portfolio's performance potential. However, although an allocation to hedge fund strategies offers potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns and portfolio diversification, the low interest-rate environment has thrown the issue of fees into stark relief. »

Mark Cecil, Jabre Capital Partners

The merits of the mid-market manager

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:30

Jabre Capital Partners is one of the industry's best-known hedge funds. Co-founded in 2006 by Philippe Jabre, Mark Cecil and Philippe Riachi, the Geneva-based hedge fund runs a variety of strategies that include: Multi-strategy, Equity Long/Short, Credit Long/Short, Convertible Bonds and Emerging Markets. »

James Williams, hedgeweek

Niche strategies can help Swiss hedge funds stand out from the crowd

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:24

Swiss institutions are looking to diversify their alternative allocations in a bid to improve yield and meet their long-term liabilities. Real estate, private equity and infrastructure funds (and co-investment deals) are a major part of their portfolios with hedge funds still viewed with a degree of caution.  »

Ronan Guilfoyle, Calderwood

Funding litigation – Independent director considerations

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:46

By Ronan Guilfoyle (pictured) and Casey McDonald, independent directors, Calderwood, a Cayman Islands Fund Governance Firm – It is not uncommon these days for an investment fund to find itself in the situation where it may be able to recover certain assets through the process of litigation.  Perhaps an investment has soured but left the fund with claims against certain associated parties, or alternatively, the fund could find itself in the scenario where it has claims against its service providers, possibly due to fraud or some other unfortunate circumstances, which have made the fund no longer viable. »

Simon Schilder, Ogier

BVI continues to introduce positive regulatory developments

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 09:21

Last year the number of hedge fund launches globally fell by an estimated 40 per cent, but despite this there have been a number of positive developments for the funds industry in the BVI. »

Alan Chu, Meyler Capital

A hedge fund is forever

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 13:28

By Alan Chu (pictured), Meyler Capital – Heard the phrase, ‘A Diamond Is Forever’? Probably. It’s been in every De Beers engagement advertisement since 1948 (as of 2016), and was also awarded the “No1 Slogan of the Century” by Ad Age. »

Wilrik Sinia, Mint Tower

From prop trader to institutional fund manager

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 10:08

Wilrik Sinia (pictured) is co-founder of the Amsterdam-based hedge fund manager, Mint Tower Capital, whose flagship Mint Tower Arbitrage Fund focuses on convertible and volatility arbitrage. Prior to establishing Mint Tower in 2010, Sinia and Mint Tower’s three other co-founders were part of the management team at Principal Strategies, ABN AMRO bank’s proprietary trading desk.  »

Sunl Gopalan, Global Fund Media

Guide to Relocation 2017

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 14:48

The Global Fund Media Guide to Relocation 2017 is the sixth edition of this unique online publication being made available to the 50,000-strong audience of investment managers, institutional investors and fund service providers who read GFM's family of investment management newswires daily. »

Pavle Sabic, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Hedge funds exit energy, consumer discretionary, and healthcare in Q4

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 13:02

The latest Hedge Fund Tracker analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence shows the top funds managed approximately USD153 billion in equity holdings, an increase from the USD145 billion under management in Q3.  »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund investor redemptions accelerate through Q4 2016

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:09

Despite hedge funds returning 7.40 per cent over 2016, investors continued to withdraw capital over the year, with the industry seeing overall net asset outflows totalling USD110 billion in 2016.  »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge funds start 2017 with gains of 1.40 per cent

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:17

Preqin’s All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded gains of 1.40 per cent in January 2017, the highest January performance recorded since 2013 (+2.59 per cent).  »

Kenneth J Heinz. HFR

Asian hedge funds top equity markets in Q4 and FY2016

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:14

Strong gains across Event-Driven, Relative Value Arbitrage and Macro strategies saw Asian hedge funds top the performance of volatile Asian equity markets in both Q4 and FY 2016, according to HFR’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

Man with loud hailer

Hedge funds start 2017 on largely positive note

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 10:50

In the face of more than USD100 billion in investor redemptions in 2016, hedge funds continue to perform surprisingly well out of the gate in 2017, according to eVestment's January 2017 Hedge Fund Performance Report.  »

Robert Briant, Conyers Dill & Pearman

BVI strikes right balance on fund governance

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:49

Proper fund governance has long been championed by leading offshore law firm Conyers Dill & Pearman, which for the last decade has encouraged its hedge fund clients to hold at least annual directors meetings. Initially this was met with some resistance according to Robert Briant (pictured), Partner and head of Conyers' BVI office, who confirms that such resistance has softened over the last few years.  »

Peter Jakubicka, Circle Partners

Growth is driven by Incubator and Approved Funds

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:35

Circle Partners is an independent fund administrator with offices in the BVI, Cayman Islands, and across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong.  »

James Williams, hedgeweek

Incubator Fund could provide long-term growth trajectory

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:22

"We see the funds industry as continuing to contribute to the overall offering of financial services. There remains good interest in the BVI product and we envisage that will continue," asserts Glenford Malone, Director, Investment Business Division, BVI Financial Services Commission, when asked to comment on the growth of the BVI's funds industry.  »

Andrew Gibson, IAM

Amsterdam Investor Forum 2017 - International Asset Management uses barbell strategy to generate alpha

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:24

London-based International Asset Management Limited (IAM) has been investing in hedge funds since 1989. Over that time it has seen a great deal of change in the industry, honing its technique for uncovering talented fund managers with a clearly defined investment edge. »

J D David, Meyler Capital

The real reason why alternative investment funds don't advertise

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 11:09

By J D David, Meyler Capital – “If the alternatives industry were to build freeway signs, they would put a paragraph on them rather than one word and an arrow.” - Kyle Dunn, Meyler CEO »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Protégé Partners: The art of seeding talent

Mon, 19/12/2016 - 09:36

Perhaps it is apt that Protégé Partners, LLC is located above the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art in New York given that its modus operandi is to find the best and most creative talents in the hedge fund industry.  »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund managers becoming more upbeat about Brexit, says Preqin

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 16:08

Hedge fund managers have become more upbeat about the Brexit result in the intervening five months, according to a new report published by Preqin. »

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