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Penny Aitken, head of investment research, FQS Capital Management

FQS Capital: “Our current mandate and process is focused on finding and blending a portfolio of alpha driven managers”

Mon, 04/02/2013 - 20:13

FQS Capital Management is a dynamic multi-asset management firm that utilizes proprietary quantitative models and integrated risk analysis to maximise risk adjusted investment returns. »

Robin Bowie, Dexion Capital

Dexion Capital’s Robin Bowie expects Absolute FoHF to rotate more into credit and macro space

Sun, 25/09/2011 - 23:02

London-based Dexion Capital has a suite of three fund of hedge funds, all of which are listed on the London Stock Exchange and are closed-end vehicles. The Dexion Absolute Fund, with GBP773million in total net assets, has seen its share price fluctuate this year, spiking at GBP151 in March before falling to GBP135 amid the market chaos of August. It has since recovered, trading at GBP141.5 at the time of writing and has been attracting interest from investors over the last couple of months. »

Robert Ferguson, chief executive, Benchmark Plus

The Interview – Robert Ferguson, Benchmark Plus: “Allocating assets to managers according to some market view or forecast is an inexact process at best”

Tue, 31/05/2011 - 06:00

Benchmark Plus chief executive Robert Ferguson says the USD1.7bn fund of hedge funds manager says the firm’s unique investment process analyses alpha streams rather than returns, allowing for an equal comparison of all strategies and enabling the firm to allocate to funds and managers that have demonstrated skill at exploiting specific market inefficiencies and generating returns in excess of their portfolios’ specific risk exposures. »

The Interview – Fabrizio Ladi Bucciolini, Reyl Asset Management: “The coming investment environment will be characterised by a great dispersion of corporate returns”

The Interview – Fabrizio Ladi Bucciolini, Reyl Asset Management: “The coming investment environment will be characterised by a great dispersion of corporate returns”

Fri, 18/12/2009 - 01:17

Fabrizio Ladi Bucciolini, senior fund manager and head of alternative funds at Reyl Asset Management, says the Reyl Velocity fund of hedge funds, launched in September with USD15m of seed capital, is active across different asset classes and focuses on realised rather than marked-to-market profits, and hence focuses on traders with short holding periods and high portfolio turnover. »

The Interview - Stephen Greene, ACP Partners: "Many of the world's financial institutions are still facing issues of capital adequacy"

The Interview - Stephen Greene, ACP Partners: "Many of the world's financial institutions are still facing issues of capital adequacy"

Wed, 27/05/2009 - 07:00

Stephen Greene, partner and chief investment officer of the multi-manager business at ACP Partners, says that having undergone an unprecedented sho »

The Interview - David Sheasby, Martin Currie: "Many funds of funds will have to rethink their fee structures"

The Interview - David Sheasby, Martin Currie: "Many funds of funds will have to rethink their fee structures"

Tue, 14/04/2009 - 07:00

David Sheasby, a member of the management team for the Martin Currie Omnium Fund, believes the fund of funds, which invests in the firm's range of »

The Interview: Army Yan, K1 Group: "When we don't see safe investment opportunities, we just lower our exposure"

The Interview: Army Yan, K1 Group: "When we don't see safe investment opportunities, we just lower our exposure"

Wed, 25/02/2009 - 19:25

Army Yan, head of research and managing director with fund of hedge funds manager K1 Group in Hong Kong, says the K1 Fund Allocation System develop »

The Interview - Martin Baxter, Collins Stewart Fund Management: "A consolidation of the industry will benefit those managers who survive"

The Interview - Martin Baxter, Collins Stewart Fund Management: "A consolidation of the industry will benefit those managers who survive"

Wed, 18/02/2009 - 06:43

Martin Baxter, portfolio manager of the Collins Stewart Absolute Return Plus Fund, says the hedge fund industry has suffered because managers have »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Nick England, CIA: "We avoid investing in managers that trade illiquid assets or that rely heavily on subjective valuations"

The Hedgeweek Interview - Nick England, CIA: "We avoid investing in managers that trade illiquid assets or that rely heavily on subjective valuations"

Fri, 09/01/2009 - 06:00

Nick England, founding director of fund of hedge funds manager CIA, says the firm's Hurdle Funds has continued to deliver positive returns over the »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Robert Milroy, Corazon Capital: "Nothing, including bank deposits, is risk-free"

The Hedgeweek Interview - Robert Milroy, Corazon Capital: "Nothing, including bank deposits, is risk-free"

Fri, 19/12/2008 - 07:12

Robert Milroy, chief investment officer of fund of hedge funds manager Corazon Capital, says that having cut its ties to the fallen Dawnay Day grou »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Shaun Port, BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management: "The coming year will be a good one for macro managers"

The Hedgeweek Interview - Shaun Port, BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management: "The coming year will be a good one for macro managers"

Fri, 24/10/2008 - 06:59

Shaun Port, chiefinvestment officer at fund of hedge funds manager BDO Stoy Hayward Investment Management, says the firm selects managers with a un »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Ari Bergmann, Penso Capital Markets: "Managers are taking too much risk"

The Hedgeweek Interview: Ari Bergmann, Penso Capital Markets: "Managers are taking too much risk"

Fri, 25/04/2008 - 07:00

Ari Bergmann, managing principal at Penso Capital Markets, says the firm gains access to best of breed managers by bartering its expertise in risk management services for capacity in their »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Peter Ludvigsen, Nedgroup Investments: "Many managers are taking on too much risk"

The Hedgeweek Interview: Peter Ludvigsen, Nedgroup Investments: "Many managers are taking on too much risk"

Thu, 13/03/2008 - 20:28

Peter Ludvigsen, head of institutional business at Nedgroup Investments, argues that mainstream hedge fund strategies have become increasingly correlated to key risk factors and that a maj »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Miguel Abadi, CEO, Gems Advisors Ltd: "Our "sweet spot" is a manager with a sustainable ability to generate alpha"

The Hedgeweek Interview: Miguel Abadi, CEO, Gems Advisors Ltd: "Our "sweet spot" is a manager with a sustainable ability to generate alpha"

Fri, 29/02/2008 - 05:59

In this detailed interview with Hedgeweek, Miguel Abadi outlines the factors that are driving performance across Gems Advisors' USD 6 billion (AuM) family of multi-manager funds. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Dr Glenn Baggley, Eddington Capital Management: "Investors have realised that low returns accompany low volatility"

The Hedgeweek Interview: Dr Glenn Baggley, Eddington Capital Management: "Investors have realised that low returns accompany low volatility"

Fri, 15/02/2008 - 06:00

Chief executive Dr Glenn Baggley says Eddington Capital Management aims to offer investors a high-octane fund of funds portfolio through the selection of talented managers capable of achie »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Arne Schmidt,Managing Partner and CIO, Systematic Absolute Return AG: Focusing on the environment

The Hedgeweek Interview: Arne Schmidt,Managing Partner and CIO, Systematic Absolute Return AG: Focusing on the environment

Fri, 07/12/2007 - 06:00

Arne Schmidt outlines the thinking and investment processes that underpin Zurich-based Systematic Absolute Return's new fund of hedge funds, SAR Environmental Fund, and unveils plans to la »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Dr Chris Jones, chief investment officer, Key Asset Management: Focusing on developing solutions for investors

The Hedgeweek Interview: Dr Chris Jones, chief investment officer, Key Asset Management: Focusing on developing solutions for investors

Fri, 09/11/2007 - 05:58

Chief investment officer Chris Jones outlines Key Asset Management's investment thinking and range of funds of hedge fund investment strategies. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Omar Kodmani, senior executive officer, Permal Investment Management Services: "Many of the funds that are closed to new money are open to us"

The Hedgeweek Interview: Omar Kodmani, senior executive officer, Permal Investment Management Services: "Many of the funds that are closed to new money are open to us"

Fri, 24/08/2007 - 06:58

Senior executive officer Omar Kodmani highlights the investment process and thinking behind the Permal FX, Financials and Futures Fund, to which the London-listed fund of hedge funds fund »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Yonatan Gozdanker, Fund Manager, Pamplona Global Emerging Markets Hedge Fund

The Hedgeweek Interview: Yonatan Gozdanker, Fund Manager, Pamplona Global Emerging Markets Hedge Fund

Fri, 15/06/2007 - 06:58

Yonatan Gozdanker outlines the investment process and strategies underlying Pamplona's newly launched emerging markets fund. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Christophe Chouard, managing director and head of sales, HDF Finance

The Hedgeweek Interview: Christophe Chouard, managing director and head of sales, HDF Finance

Fri, 25/05/2007 - 06:59

Managing director and head of sales Christophe Chouard outlines the strategy and investment processes that are driving performance at fund of hedge funds manager HDF Finance. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Cyril Julliard, CEO, Europanel Research & Alternative Asset Management. (ERAAM)

The Hedgeweek Interview: Cyril Julliard, CEO, Europanel Research & Alternative Asset Management. (ERAAM)

Tue, 24/04/2007 - 07:00

Cyril Julliard outlines the strategy and thinking that is driving the performance of Paris-based ERAAM's range of funds, and outlines plans for new launches. »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Magnus Olsson, head of funds, London & Capital: Identifying managers at their 'sweet spot'

The Hedgeweek Interview - Magnus Olsson, head of funds, London & Capital: Identifying managers at their 'sweet spot'

Fri, 16/03/2007 - 05:55

Magnus Olsson, head of funds at London & Capital, says the company is looking to build on the success of its award-winning fund of funds by looking at new opportunities, such as altern »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Andres Pitchon, senior portfolio manager, Merchant Bankers Associados: Investing in Latin America's economic upswing

The Hedgeweek Interview - Andres Pitchon, senior portfolio manager, Merchant Bankers Associados: Investing in Latin America's economic upswing

Fri, 02/03/2007 - 05:58

Andres Pitchon says that falling interest rates, rising credit quality and strong economic growth make Argentina and Latin America as a whole an attractive target for investment over the n »

Tracy Pearson, Forsyth Partners

The Hedgeweek Interview: Tracy Pearson, Head of Alternative Investment. Forsyth Partners: Rigorous reviews ensure alpha generation

Tue, 31/10/2006 - 06:00

Tracy Pearson outlines the investment disciplines that drive the performance of Forsyth Partners' funds of hedge funds. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Francisco García Paramés and Álvaro Guzmán de Lázaro Mateos, Bestinver Asset Management, Madrid: Adhering to military-style discipline with regards to required IRR/

The Hedgeweek Interview: Francisco García Paramés and Álvaro Guzmán de Lázaro Mateos, Bestinver Asset Management, Madrid: Adhering to military-style discipline with regards to required IRR/

Mon, 23/10/2006 - 06:58

Francisco García Paramés and Álvaro Guzmán de Lázaro discuss the characterisitics that distinguish Madrid-based Bestinver, which is preparing to launch a »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Kevin Shames, Director, Alpha Asset Management (South Africa) and Fund Manager, Alpha Opportunistic Fund

The Hedgeweek Interview: Kevin Shames, Director, Alpha Asset Management (South Africa) and Fund Manager, Alpha Opportunistic Fund

Tue, 03/10/2006 - 06:59

Kevin Shames highlights the investment process and thinking that differentiates the Alpha Opportunistic Fund, which provides investors with a full currency hedged entry into South African »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Mehraj Mattoo, Global Head, Alternative Investment Strategies, Commerzbank: Moving towards solutions

The Hedgeweek Interview: Mehraj Mattoo, Global Head, Alternative Investment Strategies, Commerzbank: Moving towards solutions

Fri, 11/08/2006 - 07:00

Mehraj Mattoo discusses the investor-focused approach that is shaping the evolution of Commerzbank's funds of hedge funds. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Tim Haywood & Paul McNamara, Julius Baer Investments Limited: Seeking Opportunities across the Globe

The Hedgeweek Interview: Tim Haywood & Paul McNamara, Julius Baer Investments Limited: Seeking Opportunities across the Globe

Mon, 07/08/2006 - 06:58

Tim Haywood & Paul McNamara believe the continuing focus on absolute returns coupled with a greater volatility of returns will work in favour of their Absolute Return Bond Fund. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: William F. Browder, CEO, Hermitage Capital Management Limited: Driving positive change in Russia

The Hedgeweek Interview: William F. Browder, CEO, Hermitage Capital Management Limited: Driving positive change in Russia

Fri, 04/08/2006 - 06:57

William Browder provides a rare insight to the thinking that drives the USD 3.2 billion Hermitage Fund, the world's largest Russia-dedicated investment fund. »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Robin Bowie, Dexion Capital: Standing apart in the fast growing world of listed closed ended alternative investment companies

The Hedgeweek Interview: Robin Bowie, Dexion Capital: Standing apart in the fast growing world of listed closed ended alternative investment companies

Fri, 21/07/2006 - 07:00

Robin Bowie, founder of Dexion Capital, outlines the trend towards listed closed ended investment companies and highlights Dexion's unique position in this expanding sector.< »

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Special report
Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Switzerland Hedge Fund Services 2015

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 19:14

New regulations are allowing hedge fund managers and institutional investors to take advantage of fresh opportunities in the Swiss market, from innovative new fund platforms to new fund strategies and structures that provide significant portfolio diversification opportunities... »

Article

The attraction of incubator platforms has increased noticeably in recent years. New hedge funds face a Sisyphus-like task getting up and running as global regulation and compliance pushes costs up, whilst investors simultaneously expect to see institutional quality operations in place from day one.     ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard A Kimball Jr, CEO, HEXL

Healthcare costs continue to spiral out of control and yet still achieve relatively poor outcomes, says Richard A Kimball Jr (pictured), CEO of HEXL… ... »

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Six trends shaping the next generation

Tue, 10/02/2015 - 08:01

Just 20 years ago, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) were novelties. Now, after two decades of explosive growth, they are firmly entrenched in the asset management landscape. Total US-listed ETF assets reached a record-setting USD2.0 trillion at the end of 2014, up from USD1.7 trillion a year earlier, and inflows totaled USD244 billion for the year. European ETFs also saw record flows in 2014; they attracted USD61.4 billion in new assets, more than three times the 2013 total. ... »

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