November looks like it could be a superb month for equity-focused hedge funds on the back of Biden’s presidential victory and the three Covid vaccine announcements. And with hedge funds up over 5 per cent YTD, November’s turbo boost could see 2020 ending on a high note.
Investors flee equity and macro hedge funds, as 2020 heralds “career-defining moments” for many managers
Investor withdrawals from hedge funds are stacking up, with asset flows set to finish the year in negative territory “barring a holiday-season miracle”, eVestment warned on Thursday.
Private credit managers are on track to provide some USD100 billion of real economy financing this year, as investors increasingly turned to the sector as a resilient portfolio hedge and diversifier amid equity market ruptures during 2020’s coronavirus pandemic.
The liquidity spectrum: How 2020’s black swans became “the new normal”, confronting hedge fund strategies of all stripes
With surges in volatility tipped to become increasingly frequent, so-called “black swan” events are more likely to become part of “the new normal”, speakers at this year’s Hedgeweek LIVE Europe summit heard.
“A lack of diversity creates a lack of diversity”: Capital Generation Partners’ Charlotte Thorne discusses inclusion in the hedge fund industry
In an in-depth conversation with Hedgeweek’s editor-in-chief James Williams during last week’s Hedgeweek LIVE Europe summit, Charlotte Thorne, founding partner and co-chair of Capital Generation Partners, discussed how diversity and inclusion are reshaping the hedge fund industry, and explored some of the challenges and opportunities for firms arising from this growing trend.
The number of hedge fund launches compared with closures is “heavily skewed the wrong way”, says James Orme-Smith, CEO of Sandbar Asset Management, but he indicated that emerging managers can still overcome the sizeable barriers to entry.
With certain aspects of the EU’s ongoing MiFID II review affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Hedgeweek explores how a fresh overhaul of the framework may further impact hedge fund operations, and why the Covid-19 crisis may provide an easing of the regulatory burden.
Portfolio managers face conflict every day as their ideas and levels of conviction are constantly tested. But as we all continue to adapt to remote working, finding a level of detachment from the office environment seems to be helping PMs re-affirm their edge and listen with greater clarity to their intuition. Could the home office now become a semi-permanent arrangement in pursuit of improved portfolio performance?
As hedge fund managers continue to navigate the Covid-19 environment there are several potential issues that could arise as they manage the impact of the pandemic on their business and re-calibrate strategies to take advantage of market opportunities.
Winners and losers: How 2020’s hedge fund performance is now weighing more heavily on investor allocations
The sharp dispersion in hedge fund performance is having a more noticeable impact on where investors choose to allocate – and withdraw – their money this year.
Industry innovators: How CTA veteran David Gorton’s quant firm DG Partners is thriving amid trend-following turmoil
The aim of London-based systematic managed futures hedge fund manager DG Partners is simple, says founder and chief investment officer David Gorton: “To be the best trend-follower we can be in the business.”
Man Group CEO Luke Ellis discusses systematic-discretionary dynamic, macro challenges, and ESG rise in deep-dive webinar
Investment managers “have to be able to cope” with prevailing market environments, and not blame central bank policies for fund performance, according to Man Group CEO Luke Ellis, who says investors also now want more from their portfolios than passive index strategies can deliver.
With less than three weeks left until the US presidential election, London-based hedge funds are now closely scrutinising how certain assets and markets will be shaped by the potential outcome of the 3 November poll.
Listen to the second of five podcasts produced by Hedgeweek, in association with SEI. In part two of two on the subject, we examine how AI is shaping the future of the asset management industry on the back of SEI's recent white paper, Watsonisation 2.0: The Exponential Pull of Innovation.
Man Group has raised the alarm over elevated risk appetite and potentially hazardous market positioning following the recent seismic factor reversal, with some hedge fund strategies potentially gambling on “prior winners continuing to win”.
Three months of hedge fund inflows came to an abrupt halt at the end of the third quarter, as investors withdrew USD2.8 billion in September amid a surge in coronavirus cases and fears of renewed economic disruption, new data from BarclayHedge shows.
Pictet Asset Management, the investment management arm of the Geneva-headquartered wealth management giant Pictet Group, is opening a Shanghai office under China’s wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) rules, allowing it to further capitalise on growing investor demand there.
The strong market moves sparked off by the recent coronavirus vaccine breakthrough brought gains and losses across the hedge fund spectrum over the past week, as investors fled momentum-based stocks and piled into value-based companies.
In a consistent effort to improve its value proposition to investment managers and service providers, the Bahamas has continued to fine-tune its legislative framework, pandemic notwithstanding. The changes expected will support the growing trends witnessed within the financial services industry, both in the Bahamas and on a more global scale.
Three former Highland Capital Management partners have launched Sycamore Tree Capital Partners, a new alpha-focused private and alternative credit investment manager which aims to tap into value-oriented opportunities arising from credit market upheaval.
Launched earlier this year, New York-based Ironhold Capital’s equity-focused hedge fund is seeking to capitalise on opportunities in value-oriented stocks across the US and India.
Energy hedge fund Westbeck eyes “spectacular” oil market rebound following Covid vaccine breakthrough
London-based energy hedge fund Westbeck Capital’s high-flying flagship strategy was brought back down to earth during a dismal October – but the oil-focused fund is staging a November fightback following news of a Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough.