RETURNS

Multi-manager hedge fund Brummer continues positive run in 2020, as equities, credit and macro drive H1 profits

Multi-manager hedge fund Brummer continues positive run in 2020, as equities, credit and macro drive H1 profits

Brummer & Partners, the Stockholm-based multi-strategy hedge fund firm, has generated positive returns for the first half of 2020, with US long/short equity, credit and macro strategies all driving performance in its flagship strategy in recent weeks.

SURVEY

Credit Suisse survey: Hedge funds now top choice among investors, as appetite soars in 2020

Credit Suisse survey: Hedge funds now top choice among investors, as appetite soars in 2020

Hedge funds have emerged as the top pick among asset allocators heading into the second half of 2020, outflanking other products such as private equity and real estate as investors’ asset-class-of-choice, according to new data from Credit Suisse, which showed hedge funds have met or exceeded the expectations of some two-thirds of investors so far in 2020.

INTERVIEW

Virtual meetings, vigilance, and the Mayfair effect: AIMA chief Jack Inglis discusses Covid-19’s impact on the hedge fund industry

Virtual meetings, vigilance, and the Mayfair effect: AIMA chief Jack Inglis discusses Covid-19’s impact on the hedge fund industry

In a recent interview with Hedgeweek, Jack Inglis, the CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association, discussed hedge funds’ response to the assortment of operational obstacles arising from the coronavirus-imposed lockdown, how virtual conferencing has reshaped manager-investor relationships, and what the future holds for the industry’s traditional Mayfair nerve-centre following months of remote working.

NEWS

Intu short bets set to pay off for hedge funds as debt-laden retail operator calls in administrators

Intu short bets set to pay off for hedge funds as debt-laden retail operator calls in administrators

A number of hedge fund short-sellers look set to gain from troubled shopping centre operator Intu Properties’ fall from grace, with shares in the London-based real estate investment trust sliding again on Friday (26 June) following news that the debt-laden firm has entered administration.

NEWS

Short-sellers increase bets against Wirecard as hedge funds eye bigger pay-off from crisis-hit company’s demise

Short-sellers increase bets against Wirecard as hedge funds eye bigger pay-off from crisis-hit company’s demise

Hedge funds are holding off from closing their short positions in crisis-hit e-payments firm Wirecard AG - with some even increasing their bets – in expectation that its share price will tumble yet again, boosting short sellers’ returns even further.

SURVEY

Hedge funds face sweeping changes to remote working and office space, as firms review footprint

Hedge funds face sweeping changes to remote working and office space, as firms review footprint

Most US hedge funds and other alternative managers expect to return to work before year-end, but a majority predict sweeping changes to work-from-home policies and office layouts, with close to a third of New York-based managers mulling a reduction in office space, a deep-dive industry study by Seward & Kissel has found.