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Investing in Hedge Funds

says Paul Compton, head of strategy in SunGard’s asset management business

Institutional credibility is vital for managers

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 11:23

“There is what I call a Holy Trinity for hedge funds. They’ve got to be able to raise capital, they’ve got to be able to deliver performance, and they’ve got to be able to control costs,” says Paul Compton (pictured), head of strategy in SunGard’s asset management business. Within the context of managed accounts, the last point on cost control is especially important. »

Stephen McGoohan, head of managed account lifecycle and transparency, FRM (Man Group)

Managed accounts: more than operational vehicles

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 11:19

By Stephen McGoohan, head of managed account lifecycle and transparency, FRM (Man Group) – FRM, now part of Man Group Plc, is one of Europe’s established alternative investment specialists and runs an extensive buy-side managed account platform with USD7.9billion in assets (as of 1 October 2013). »

Omar Kodmani, Permal Group

Managed Accounts 2.0 – The rise of the buyside MAP

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 11:10

By James Williams – As more hedge fund managers, particularly start-ups and emerging managers, accede to offering managed account mandates it would appear that buy-side institutions, be they fund-of-hedge-fund firms or investment advisory firms, are trying to steal a march on the big publicly-owned banking platforms. The general premise is that these institutions are more closely aligned to investors, they understand their needs and are more solution-driven than distribution-driven. »

Kristin Castellanos, Director GTB Product Management, Deutsche Bank Fund Services

Strengthening expertise in managed accounts

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 10:58

At Deutsche Bank Fund Services, one of the industry’s leading alternative fund and managed account administrators (the bank also boasts two leading MAPs in the form of dbSelect and dbAlternatives), putting the tools in the hands of its clients to meet the unique reporting challenges of managed account mandates is a priority. »

Lionel Paquin, head of Lyxor Managed Account Platform (MAP)

Examining the potential impact of AIFMD

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 10:54

“It is most welcome to have a dedicated regulatory framework for alternative funds than no framework at all,” comments Lionel Paquin (pictured), head of Lyxor Managed Account Platform (MAP), when discussing the potential impact of the AIFM Directive on the alternatives industry. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Private MAPs represent a significant growth area

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 10:49

By James Williams – As a solution for investing into hedge funds the managed account model is nothing new. As a way to access liquid hedge fund strategies with greater transparency and risk controls in place to help investors make more informed investment decisions, managed accounts play a vital role. And according to a recent AIFM industry survey, managers are becoming all too aware of this. »


Thinking outside of the box: Using the BVI private funds regime

Thu, 21/11/2013 - 14:06

By Simon Schilder (Partner) and Oliver Bell (Associate), Ogier BVI – While use of the BVI funds regime (as contained within the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 (SIBA)) has, historically, been the preserve of established investment managers operating in the hedge fund arena, the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of BVI private funds can provide start-up investment managers with the opportunity to cost effectively develop marketable track records within the confines of a formal fund structure. »


Hedge funds get USD4.1bn in September

Fri, 15/11/2013 - 16:03

The hedge fund industry added assets for the third consecutive month in September, taking in a net USD4.1bn, or 0.2 per cent of assets, according to BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. »


Static allocations may foil growth ambitions of hedge funds

Wed, 13/11/2013 - 06:03

As the hedge fund industry matures, managers who survived the financial crisis are now beginning to focus on growing beyond their original business models, according to EY’s seventh annual global hedge fund survey. »

Jonathan Sablone, founder and chairperson, Nixon Peabody’s Private Funds Dispute Group

Zombie funds: is it time for managers to finally give up the ghost?

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 11:53

Zombie funds continue to plague the hedge fund world and are gradually extending their reach into the private equity market notes Jonathan Sablone (pictured), founder and chairperson, Nixon Peabody’s Private Funds Dispute Group.  »


Cor Financial’s Salerio explores benefits of ‘appropriate’ automation in hedge funds

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 08:03

Cor Financial’s Salerio has published a whitepaper examining how automation in appropriate business critical areas of hedge funds operations can deliver meaningful commercial advantages. »

Jigsaw pieces

Hedgez launches portal to match accredited investors with hedge funds

Tue, 29/10/2013 - 06:39

Hedgez has launched a portal that takes a data driven approach to introducing high quality investors to appropriate hedge funds and other investments. »

Money and calculator

Investors allocate USD26bn to securitised credit strategies

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 12:00

Investors have allocated nearly USD26bn to securitised credit strategies since the financial crisis, including USD3.9bn in 2013, according to an eVestment report on hedge fund investment in securitised credit markets. »

Newspaper and money

Institutional investors to make addition hedge fund allocations in H2 2013, says survey

Thu, 25/07/2013 - 10:07

Institutional investors intend to remain active in hedge funds, with 88 per cent indicating that they plan to make additional allocations during the second half of this year, according to Credit Suisse’s mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Survey. »


Alternative investments provide favourable returns and diversification to US P/C portfolios, says Fitch

Thu, 18/07/2013 - 12:35

US property/casualty (P/C) insurers invest in alternative and other less traditional asset classes, including hedge funds and private equity investments, in an effort to gain portfolio diversification and enhance investment returns, according to a report by Fitch Ratings. »

Donald Pepper, Old Mutual

Old Mutual Global Investors launches Arbea hedge fund with USD50million of seed capital

Wed, 10/07/2013 - 18:31

Old Mutual Global Investors has launched an offshore Cayman hedge fund based on its 2009-launched UCITS-compliant Global Equity Absolute Return Fund. The fund is called the Old Mutual Arbea Fund and will be managed by the same team as the USD220million GEAR fund: Ian Heslop (Head Portfolio Manager), Amadeo Alentorn and Mike Servent. »


Operational due diligence is top concern for hedge fund investors

Tue, 02/07/2013 - 06:00

Almost three quarters of hedge fund investors rank a fund’s compliance and regulatory framework as the top priority for 2013, according to Deutsche Bank’s Hedge Fund Consulting Group’s second annual operational due diligence survey. »

Mutual funds

US institutional investors favouring alternative mutual funds over hedge funds

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 10:13

US institutional investor interest is turning to alternative mutual funds and away from hedge funds, according to the fifth annual alternative investment survey carried out by Morningstar and Barron’s. »

US flag

US hedge funds target value in TSR special situations and spinoffs

Wed, 29/05/2013 - 14:19

A recent 2013 survey of US wealth managers by adviser TSR reveals that underlying hedge fund investors do not want to be left behind in a flourishing market, and as such are willing to take on slightly more risk for increased performance. »

Bill Miller, head of global sales for Drury

Drury Diversified Trend-Following Program gains 8.13 per cent in April

Wed, 15/05/2013 - 12:00

Drury Capital has reported April gains of 8.13 per cent for the Drury Diversified Trend-Following Program. »

Noël Amenc, director of EDHEC-Risk Institute and CEO of ERI Scientific Beta

EDHEC-Risk Institute launches multi-strategy platform for smart beta investing

Tue, 30/04/2013 - 06:02

EDHEC-Risk Institute has launched its smart beta index design and production activity, ERI Scientific Beta. The aim is to revolutionise the index world through, firstly, a new approach to smart beta investing called Smart Beta 2.0, which enables investors to choose and control the risks of these new benchmarks, and secondly, total transparency on the methodologies and compositions of the indices available on the platform. »

Mark Okada, co-founder, chief investment officer of Highland Capital

The bank loan buying opportunity isn’t over, says Highland’s Okada

Fri, 26/04/2013 - 11:33

Investors who continue to search for yield in a zero interest rate environment may have finally found a solution in 2013: bank loan funds. Investors have poured nearly USD15bn into bank loan mutual funds in the first quarter of 2013, according to Morningstar.                           »

Bag of money

Global hedge fund assets top USD2.2trn, says HFI

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 14:07

Assets in global hedge funds continued to grow in 2012 on the back of solid average fund performance across the industry last year and new inflows from investors worldwide, according to the latest research from industry information provider HedgeFund Intelligence (HFI). »

Thumbs up

Q1 2013 positive for hedge funds, says Altin

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 12:40

The first quarter of the year was overall positive for hedge funds, according to Swiss alternative investment company Altin. »

Steve Nadel, partner in Seward & Kissel’s investment management practice

Jump in new hedge funds with equities strategies in 2012, says Seward & Kissel study

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 11:19

Some 64 per cent of new hedge fund funds covered by a recent study carried out by Seward & Kissel had equity or equity-related strategies, up 14 per cent from the 2011 study. »


Gabelli & Partners launch offshore credit hedge fund on 1 Jan

Tue, 01/01/2013 - 17:13

Gabelli & Partners, the alternative investment partnership group of GAMCO Investors, are to launch the Gabelli Intermediate Credit Fund, a high-yield fund created for non-US and non-taxable US investors in the corporate bond strategy managed by portfolio manager and Director of Fixed Income, Wayne Plewniak. »

Crystal ball

Hedge funds to face industry defining issues in 2013, says Gravitas

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 16:20

Rethinking the cloud, a heightened call for operational freedom and an arms race to scale will be industry-defining issues for the alternative asset management industry in 2013, according to Gravitas, a co-sourcing platform providing cloud technology, co-sourcing and risk support to the alternative investment industry. »


Hedge fund manager bulls outnumber bears three to one

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:31

There has been a dramatic turnaround in sentiment among global hedge fund managers over the last 12 months, according to Aksia’s Annual Global Hedge Fund Manager Survey.  »

Trading screens

Centaur Fund Services helps Clearstream launch hedge fund investor services platform

Tue, 04/12/2012 - 14:01

Centaur Fund Services provided consulting advice and assistance to Clearstream Banking over the development and launch of a new hedge fund investor services platform. »


AGacquisitions to launch hedge fund platform

Fri, 30/11/2012 - 14:14

AGacquisitions, a middle market investment bank and asset manager, is increasing its presence in the alternative investment business with the launch of a new hedge fund platform, Index Advantage – II (IA-II). »



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