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Darran Goodwin, Garraway

Systematic fund Garraway to build assets

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 15:28

London-based Garraway Capital Management has announced that it is to build on its strong 2016 performance with a programme designed to build its assets. Its Irish UCITS fund, Garraway Financial Trends, was launched in 2012, becoming a ‘pure’ UCITS strategy in February 2014. »

Philippe Ferreira. Lyxor

Investors moving to alternatives says Lyxor

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 12:11

Lyxor reports that risk assets have continued to edge higher over the recent weeks, with the MSCI World reaching new highs last week. Yet, equities in developed markets have been essentially fuelled by the US market, the firm says. »

Anthony Scaramucci

SkyBridge Capital sells majority stake with Anthony Scaramucci to step down immediately

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 16:52

The majority of global alternative firm SkyBridge Capital has been sold to  RON Transatlantic EG and HNA Capital. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed but at the end of November SkyBridge managed or advised on USD12 billion. »

Commodities

CTA indices post positive returns in December after difficult year

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 09:48

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that all SG CTA indices posted positive returns in December 2016 at the end of what it describes as a difficult quarter. However, the SG CTA Index closed the year slightly negative at -2.86 per cent and SG Trend Index was down -6.19 per cent, the first negative year’s performance since 2012. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Smaller hedge funds will outperform in 2017, predicts Agecroft Partners

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 13:14

Smaller hedge fund managers will continue to outperform during 2017, according to Don Steinbrugge Managing partrner of Agecroft partners, who has revealed what he sees as being the top hedge fund industry trends for the coming year. »

Upward trend

Hedge funds showing improved performance for 2016

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 16:27

The Eurekahedge December report on hedge funds reveals that over November 2016 hedge funds were up 3.53 per cent for the year, posting better performance compared to a modest 1.73 per cent gain over the last year. »

Up arrow

Preqin reports seven months of positive returns for hedge funds

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 12:56

Preqin’s latest hedge fund report finds that although  hedge  funds  are  under  sustained  investor  scrutiny,  the  third  quarter  of  2016  saw  continued  improvement  in  the performance  of  the  asset  class,  marking  seven  consecutive  months  of  positive  returns  for  the  industry.   »

Amundi brings real and alternative assets to single platform

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 14:06

French asset management firm Amundi is launching a single platform designed to bring its real and alternative assets under one entity and drive its aim of becoming one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe. »

Don Steinbrugge

Steinbrugge believes hedge funds offer valuable diversification

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 15:21

Donald A Steinbrugge, CFA, Founder and CEO of Agecroft Partners has written a new paper asking if the capital markets are headed for a major correction and whether hedge funds will help or hurt?  »

SUrvey

Barclays finds hedge funds failing to meet investor expectations

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:25

Barclays Prime Services Strategic Consulting has just completed its latest report entitled ‘Against All Odds – Hedge Fund Industry Developments and Implications for Growth’.  »

Manny Roman

Man Group’s results hit by difficult markets

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 09:07

Man Group, the largest listed hedge fund group in the world, has published interim results to end June 2016 that show that funds under management are down from the end December figure of USD78.7 billion to USD76.4 billion.  »

Beverly Chandler

Academics find hedge funds are passive

Fri, 21/08/2015 - 10:38

A new paper 'Passive Hedge Funds' from Mikhail Tupitsyn and Paul Lajbcygier from the Department of Banking and Finance and the Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics, at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Australia finds that most hedge fund managers are passive. »

Beverly Chandler

Campbell white paper quantifies CTA risk management

Wed, 05/08/2015 - 17:03

A new white paper from Campbell & Company attempts to quantify CTA risk management. The paper says that CTAs often cite risk management as a key to their success. Despite this claim, the process for evaluating CTA risk management has remained somewhat qualitative, the firm finds. »

Beverly Chandler

Index provider challenges hedge fund performance

Fri, 24/07/2015 - 10:23

Tim Edwards, Senior Director, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices has investigated the news this week from ETFGI that ETF assets have overtaken hedge fund assets. »

Man carrying money

Napier Park completes Citigroup’s USD2.4bn redemption

Wed, 23/07/2014 - 06:30

Alternative asset management firm Napier Park Global Capital has returned the last of the capital invested in the firm’s hedge funds by Citigroup.  »

Ole Rollag, Managing Principal, Murano Systems

Hedge funds and soap manufacturers

Wed, 02/07/2014 - 12:54

There are now approximately 14,000 hedge funds in the marketplace. To say that things have gotten a little cluttered is an understatement. This represents a challenge to both managers and institutional investors: how does an investor decide which long/short equity manager to allocate to? And at the same time how does that manager get themselves noticed?  »

computer connections

HedgePo: One year in and nearly 1,000 funds as investors and managers find a new way to build relations

Wed, 28/05/2014 - 13:33

With capital raising becoming even more of a Sisyphus-like exercise for hedge funds, any form of solution that can help make the process a little easier is welcome. Equally, investors are looking for more effective ways to screen, assess and ultimately reach out to managers in an increasingly cluttered market. »

Man with loud hailer

Schroders to launch Paulson Merger Arbitrage fund on GAIA platform

Tue, 29/04/2014 - 15:43

Schroders is to launch another externally-managed fund on its GAIA platform, Schroder GAIA Paulson Merger Arbitrage, subject to regulatory approval.  »

V-Nee Yeh, Chairman of HSG’s Advisory Board

HS Group invests in new hedge fund from ex-Soros team

Mon, 21/04/2014 - 10:07

HS Group Ltd (HSG) is to make its first investment into a new hedge fund set up by Kenneth Lee and Michael Yoshino, former China and Japan specialists at Soros Fund Management. »

Report

Evanston Capital Management issues report on hedge fund replication

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:01

Alternative investment firm Evanston Capital Management has published a report examining the intricacies of hedge fund replication strategies. »

Magnifying glass

Macro Risk Advisors launches Macro Risk Solutions

Wed, 26/02/2014 - 10:08

Institutional equity derivatives broker Macro Risk Advisors has launched Macro Risk Solutions, a firm that advises clients on how to strengthen investment portfolios through periods of market uncertainty.   »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Lyxor Asset Management: The solution-driven approach to hedge fund investing

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 10:09

“We are a centre of expertise for hedge fund investments,” states Jean-Marc Stenger, CIO for Alternative Investments at Lyxor. “When clients come to us, they want access to experts in relation to strategy selection, manager selection and portfolio construction – those are our three main areas of expertise.” »

Open sign

80 Capital opens Helium strategy to investors

Mon, 03/02/2014 - 14:07

Quantitative hedge fund manager 80 Capital has opened its Helium strategy to external investors following a 23-month trading run and the acquisition of substantial seed capital.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Event-driven strategies help boost hedge fund assets to record levels

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 12:16

By James Williams, Managing Editor, Hedgeweek – It could just be that the hedge fund industry has turned a corner and bid farewell to the politically charged market volatility of the last few years. »

Investments

Laur Capital Management offers investment opportunities in Laur Capital Partners

Wed, 22/01/2014 - 10:07

Laur Capital Management is offering investment opportunities in Laur Capital Partners to accredited investors, family offices and fund of funds. »

Ken Heinz, HFR

Hedge fund assets surge to record level, says HFR

Tue, 21/01/2014 - 19:26

Capital invested in the global hedge fund industry surged to a record in the fourth quarter, finishing a strong year of capital growth as hedge funds posted the best performance in three years.  »

Female

Investors slow to allocate to women-owned and managed hedge funds

Wed, 15/01/2014 - 14:05

Women-owned or managed hedge funds and private equity funds continue to outperform their male counterparts, but 73.5 per cent of investors anticipate that  allocations will remain the same in 2014. »

Crystal ball

Agecroft Partners predicts top 10 HF industry trends for 2014

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:03

Agecroft Partners has predicted the top hedge fund industry trends for the coming year, drawing on the firm’s contact with more than 2,000 institutional investors and 300 hedge fund organisations. »

BVI

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

Sun, 05/01/2014 - 12:00

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. »

Thumbs up

Hedge fund investor satisfaction at highest recorded level, says Preqin

Thu, 19/12/2013 - 17:33

More investors than ever before feel that their hedge fund investments have exceeded expectations, according to a survey carried out by Preqin. »

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