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What current trends tell us about the future of the hedge fund industry

What current trends tell us about the future of the hedge fund industry

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 15:27

Agecroft Partners’ Don Steinbrugge (pictured) discussed a number of recent hedge fund industry media quotes and articles in a presentation delivered at the 69th CFA Institute Annual Conference held on 9 May, 2016 in Montreal.  »

Sunil Gopalan

2016 Guide to setting up an Alternative Investment Fund in the USA - Introduction

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:08

The hitherto opaque alternative investment funds (AIFs) industry has been making significant strides towards transparency, driven largely by the demands of institutional investors and global regulators, who want to see AIFs deliver clarity and accuracy in their trading and investor reporting methods. »

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index measures 1.19 per cent in April

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index measures 1.19 per cent in April

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:28

Hedge funds returned 1.19 per cent gross in April according to the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index. Hedge fund flows as measured by the SS&C GlobeOp’s Capital Movement Index meanwhile, advanced 0.53 per cent in May. »

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Hedge funds returned +1.10 per cent in April and are +0.83 per cent YTD 2016

Thu, 12/05/2016 - 09:18

April hedge fund returns were generally positive with 2/3 of reporting funds up during the month, but smaller funds outperformed larger managers, a trend which has persisted throughout the year, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report. »

Kenneth Heinz, HFR

April performance lifts HFRI to 2016 gain

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 11:03

Hedge funds extended March gains into April, led by strong contributions from credit sensitive and event-focused strategies, as energy commodities surged and emerging markets continued its recovery, according to data released today by HFR.  »

Eons Energy Investment selects Wells Fargo Global Fund Services for fund admin services

Eons Energy Investment selects Wells Fargo Global Fund Services for fund admin services

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:24

Eons Energy Investment, a Cayman Islands-registered investment management company founded in 2015 by Weber Su and Jeff Shen, both based in Beijing, has selected Wells Fargo Global Fund Services to provide fund administration services for its first fund. »

Hatteras Funds enhances Managed Futures Strategies Fund

Hatteras Funds enhances Managed Futures Strategies Fund

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 17:15

Hatteras Funds, a provider of alternative investment solutions for Financial Advisors and their clients, has restructured its Managed Futures Strategies Fund (HMFIX) to provide greater transparency and reduce overall fund expenses for investors.  »

RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund significantly outperforms benchmark index in first year

RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund significantly outperforms benchmark index in first year

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 16:59

One year after launch, the RWC Nissay Japan Focus Fund has delivered significant outperformance versus the index generating +7.2 per cent for its investors versus the TOPIX’s decline of -11.7 per cent, making it the third best performing fund out of 265 within the Lipper Japan UCITS peer group. »

US dollar-denominated money market funds to see significant outflows in Q2 2016, says Moody’s

US dollar-denominated money market funds to see significant outflows in Q2 2016, says Moody’s

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 10:55

Up to 50 per cent of remaining investor assets will likely leave US prime money market funds ahead of major regulatory reforms in October, says Moody's Investors Service. However, demand for euro prime funds is expected to be resilient despite record low yields. »

Hedge fund industry sees net outflows of USD14.3 billion in Q1

Hedge fund industry sees net outflows of USD14.3 billion in Q1

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 10:46

The hedge fund industry saw net outflows of investor capital in Q1 2016, totalling USD14.3 billion, with CTAs and multi-strategy funds the only major strategies to see new inflows, according to figures released by Preqin. »

PGIM reaches USD1bn in UCITS AUM with 10 funds launched

PGIM reaches USD1bn in UCITS AUM with 10 funds launched

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:24

PGIM’s UCITS platform has surpassed USUSD1 billion in assets, as of 31 March, 2016, through its first 10 funds with more funds to be launched in the coming year. »

Michael Platt is UK’s richest hedge fund manager with GBP2.1 billion fortune

Michael Platt is UK’s richest hedge fund manager with GBP2.1 billion fortune

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 09:42

Michael Platt, who runs BlueCrest Capital, is Britain's richest hedge fund manager with a fortune of GBP2.1 billion, up GBP600m on last year, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016, which is due to be published this weekend.  »

Mooring Capital Fund reports record 21 per cent investor return in 2015

Mooring Capital Fund reports record 21 per cent investor return in 2015

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:49

Mooring Capital Fund, a hedge fund that specialises in the acquisition and management of distressed commercial loans, has reported a 21.1 per cent net return to investors for the year ended 31 December, 2015.  »

Hedge fund activity in Asia-Pacific slows in Q1

Hedge fund activity in Asia-Pacific slows in Q1

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:39

The latest Preqin research finds that having made gains of 7.54 per cent in 2015, Asia-Pacific-focused hedge funds recorded losses of 2.02 per cent through the opening quarter of the year, the lowest performance of any region.  »

Kenneth Heinz, HFR

Hedge fund assets fall in volatile first quarter

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 15:21

Hedge fund capital declined in Q1 2016, as volatile markets and early quarter performance resulted in falling investor risk tolerance and led to redemptions from underperforming strategies, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report.  »

Catalyst Funds converts fifth hedge fund to a mutual fund

Catalyst Funds converts fifth hedge fund to a mutual fund

Wed, 20/04/2016 - 08:30

Catalyst Funds, an alternative-focused mutual fund company, is converting a fifth hedge fund product – the Catalyst/Millburn Hedge Strategy Fund (MBXIX) – to a mutual fund.  »

Why NYCERS should reconsider exiting all hedge funds

Why NYCERS should reconsider exiting all hedge funds

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:25

By Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, Managing Partner, Agecroft Partners – I would like to share some thoughts regarding New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS) voting to exit all hedge funds.  »

All hedge fund strategies up, CTAs skip a beat, says Lyxor

All hedge fund strategies up, CTAs skip a beat, says Lyxor

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:22

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.3 per cent in March, with nine out of 11 Lyxor Indices ending the month in positive territory, according the April edition of the Lyxor Alternative Industry Barometer. »

New fund liquidity report from EFAMA and ICMA outlines tools available to manage liquidity risk

New fund liquidity report from EFAMA and ICMA outlines tools available to manage liquidity risk

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 09:25

A new report from the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) and the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has outlined the legislative requirements and market-based tools available to manage liquidity risk in investment funds in Europe.  »

Atalaya Capital closes sixth Special Opportunities Fund at hard cap of USD800m

Atalaya Capital closes sixth Special Opportunities Fund at hard cap of USD800m

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 09:19

Atalaya Capital Management, a private credit asset manager, has closed its sixth Special Opportunities Fund (Fund VI) at its USD800 million hard cap, exceeding its USD750 million target.  »

Mark Yusko, Morgan Creek

Extending innovation into new sectors

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 12:29

One of the biggest drivers of change in the alternative funds market in recent years has been large institutions investing directly into large blue chip managers, concentrating 80 per cent of the industry's total AUM in the upper decile of fund managers. Consequently, it could be argued that hedge funds have morphed in recent years into something that no longer represents the original essence of what a hedge fund was meant to be. »

Hedge funds post best monthly returns since January 2012

Hedge funds post best monthly returns since January 2012

Wed, 13/04/2016 - 08:59

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted 2.82 per cent in March, the best monthly return for the asset class since January 2012 (+3.06 per cent), and only the third positive monthly return since May 2015.  »

Argonaut launches sterling-hedged share class for European Alpha Fund

Argonaut launches sterling-hedged share class for European Alpha Fund

Tue, 12/04/2016 - 09:37

Argonaut Capital, the GBP1.4 billion specialist European equity asset manager, has launched a sterling-hedged share class for its GBP395 million FP Argonaut European Alpha Fund. »

Bruce Zimmerman

Aligning interests with investors

Mon, 11/04/2016 - 09:27

At a time when the world is grappling with zero inflation, near-zero interest rates and oil prices at a 12-year low, one could be forgiven for thinking that the alternative investment funds (AIF) industry might be supercharging in reverse.  »

Emerging markets hedge funds surge to lead HFRI March gains

Emerging markets hedge funds surge to lead HFRI March gains

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 10:30

Emerging Markets hedge funds posted strong gains in March, leading industry-wide gains as equity and commodity markets reversed early quarter declines to conclude the first quarter, according to data released today by HFR. »

Blackstone to close dedicated mutual fund

Blackstone to close dedicated mutual fund

Fri, 08/04/2016 - 09:50

Blackstone Alternative Investment Advisors (BAIA), an affiliate of Blackstone’s hedge fund solutions business, will be closing the Blackstone Alternative Multi-Manager Fund (BXMMX), the smaller of its two mutual fund products.  »

Hedge Fund Association marks 20th anniversary

Hedge Fund Association marks 20th anniversary

Thu, 07/04/2016 - 09:43

The Hedge Fund Association (HFA), a leading global non-profit trade and nonpartisan lobbying organisation, is marking 20 years in operation in 2016 with a series of structural changes offering valuable independence and benefits to members.  »

Ultimus Fund Solutions provides fund administration for Miles Capital’s new liquid alts fund

Ultimus Fund Solutions provides fund administration for Miles Capital’s new liquid alts fund

Wed, 06/04/2016 - 10:04

Ultimus Fund Solutions is to provide fund administration services to Miles Capital liquid alternatives mutual fund, the Miles Capital Alternative Advantage Fund.  »

LoCorr Funds enhances Managed Futures Strategy Fund

LoCorr Funds enhances Managed Futures Strategy Fund

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 16:25

LoCorr Funds has restructured its Managed Futures Strategy Fund in a bid to provide benefits to investors by reducing overall fund expenses, focusing on improving tax efficiency and offering access to three prominent institutional investment managers in the managed futures space. »

Melissa Hill, Sabre

Sabre Fund Management - Best Long/Short Equity Hedge Fund

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:37

For the last three years, Sabre Fund Management, one of London's most well established hedge fund managers, has been running a low net equity strategy in tandem with the market neutral Sabre Style Arbitrage Fund.  »

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