Prices of palladium have now reached more than USD2,500 per ounce, in a sustained rally potentially indicative of a late stage bull cycle, analysts at Man Group said on Tuesday.
It is rare one can apply the term ‘innovative’ in financial markets with any real conviction, but it absolutely holds true for Aurum Fund Management Ltd (Aurum), a Bermudan fund-of-funds manager with a commitment to environmental conservationism and sustainability.
Emerging managers and family offices can benefit from the services offered by boutique accountancy firms as this gives them access to high quality, responsive service they may not get elsewhere.
There are an estimated 445 alternative data providers in the funds industry, serving the needs of both traditional and alternative fund managers. This is, according to alternativedata.org, an industry that is projected to be worth USD350 billion in 2020. But while there is no doubting the quantity and diversity of data sets one can acquire, how valuable really are they?
Société Générale’s CTA indices advanced between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent in the first three weeks of January, as managed futures strategies locked on to early-year trends in equity markets, currencies, and commodities.
Now entering its sixth year of operation, ProMeritum Investment Management – a London-based discretionary emerging markets fixed income-focused manager – has notched up five successive years of positive returns since launching in January 2015.
The Saemor Europe Alpha Fund, Saemor Capital’s long-running market neutral hedge fund strategy, shed 1.9 per cent last month – its third successive monthly loss – rounding off a disappointing spell for the Netherlands-based manager which saw the fund down almost 10 per cent for the year.