You will hear from investors (institutional and private), managed account platforms, hedge funds, fund of funds, prime brokers, service providers and consultants.
Confidence in hedge funds fell as investors were caught out by the lack of liquidity and transparency in their holdings and by recent high profile fraudulent activity. Increasingly, investors from large-scale institutions through to family office and private client are turning to hedge fund managed accounts.
The increased control and reduced risk offered through managed account platforms coupled with a safer, more transparent and more liquid approach to hedge fund investment, has led to a spike in interest in these platforms;
“More and more investors are turning to managed accounts
with related assets widely predicted to rise 70% to $790bn by 2011”(Tabb Group, 2009)
IBC’s timely market conference is the first European event in 2010 to bring together key industry players, who will discuss and debate investor objectives and user practicalities, in this growth sector.
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »