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Amsterdam Investor Forum 2016
Amsterdam Investor Forum 2016

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 13:04

The 5th annual Amsterdam Investor Forum hosted by ABN AMRO Clearing was the biggest yet, with a wide selection of hedge fund managers and investors in attendance.

The 'Amsterdam Investor Forum 2016' special report comprises 5 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

Delphine Amzallag

Amsterdam Investor Forum 2016

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 16:30

There was a palpable air of excitement at the 5th Amsterdam Investor Forum, hosted by ABN AMRO AMRO Clearing at the bank's headquarters on 17 February 2016. This was the biggest event yet with approximately 280 attendees, of whom 42 per cent were institutional investors and FoHFs, 40 per cent were single hedge fund managers, and 18 per cent were service providers including hedge fund consultants.  »

Globe

Amsterdam Investor Forum 2016 - Chapter 1 - A global macroeconomic outlook

Fri, 25/03/2016 - 10:32

Although forecast to grow by 6.4 per cent in 2016, there are fears over the health of China's economy and the impact this could have on the global economy. Coupled with the lack of real growth that developed market economies are experiencing, the threat of slipping back into a global recession is growing. This is despite central bank intervention, with its commitment to low interest rates, which has pumped money into the banking system and created a five-year bull market in equities yet at the same time has failed to generate meaningful inflation.  »

Irene Perdomo

Chapter 2 - Investor considerations in a low yield environment

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 13:26

For hedge fund investors, trying to enhance portfolios in the current low yield environment is a challenge. As such, strategy selection and risk management are key tools to provide end investors with diversified returns that both compliment their long-only allocations to traditional assets, and protect against whipsawing markets.  »

Gildas Le Treut

Chapter 3 - Investment strategy perspectives

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 13:32

All investors are keen to hear where the next market opportunity lies or why a particular investment strategy is well suited to the prevailing economic wind, and this was no exception at the Amsterdam Investor Forum. During his opening address, Gildas Le Treut (pictured) asked the audience to vote on the following question: What alternative investment strategies do you see best performing in 2016? »

Regulation

Chapter 4 - The regulatory cycle

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 13:37

Regulation continues to weigh heavy on the shoulders of global fund managers. When asked the question, "What worries you most about your portfolio in 2016?" some 30 per cent of attendees said increased regulatory pressure, with 17 per cent citing higher jumps in volatility.  »

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