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.

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hedgeweekLIVE North America: “A level playing field” – Pandemic brings challenges and opportunities for start-ups’ fundraising efforts

hedgeweekLIVE North America: “A level playing field” – Pandemic brings challenges and opportunities for start-ups’ fundraising efforts

The concluding session at this year’s hedgeweekLIVE North America digital summit focused on the fundraising challenges – and opportunities – faced by start-up hedge funds, with speakers tackling what moderator Aaron Steinberg, director, prime Services at BNY Mellon-Pershing, described as the “Covid-19-sized gorilla in the room”.

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hedgeweekLIVE North America: No “one-size-fits-all” in hedge fund fee structures

hedgeweekLIVE North America: No “one-size-fits-all” in hedge fund fee structures

The second day of this year’s hedgeweekLIVE North America digital summit featured a lively discussion on fee structures – a perennially-thorny issue in the global hedge fund industry – with panelists delving deep into the emerging trends in incentives and fee models, and exploring the ways in which start-up hedge funds can better align their interests with those of investors.

PODCAST

SEI Podcast Series: Technology transformation in investment management firms

SEI Podcast Series: Technology transformation in investment management firms

In a recent white paper entitled Evolution in Asset Management, SEI pointed out that 70 per cent of US fund managers are currently looking to deploy advanced analytics in the front-office. The field of data science and machine learning-based data analysis is helping to transform how fund managers think about data to gain a competitive edge. 

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hedgeweekLIVE North America: Covid-19 crisis flags up operational challenges and cybersecurity risks, panelists say

hedgeweekLIVE North America: Covid-19 crisis flags up operational challenges and cybersecurity risks, panelists say

The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on cybersecurity, and the challenges of remote working on start-up hedge funds’ business operations, proved a key theme at this year’s hedgeweekLIVE North America event, ‘Managing a Start-up or Emerging Hedge Fund in 2020’.