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.

MANAGER INSIGHTS

“A waiting game”: Why veteran volatility hedge fund 36 South embraces uncertainty

“A waiting game”: Why veteran volatility hedge fund 36 South embraces uncertainty

The current market uncertainty and value discrepancy offers the biggest opportunity in volatility-based trading in a generation, according to Jerry Haworth (pictured), the chief investment officer of London-based 36 South Capital Advisors, who is preparing a new fund to capitalise on further volatility shocks up ahead.

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ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Shift to private capital continues as investors thirst for returns

Shift to private capital continues as investors thirst for returns

As global investment markets became more efficient and persistent low interest rates saw returns dry up, institutional investors have been turning to alternative assets in their efforts to generate performance. Since traditional hedge fund investments have often not fully lived up to their promises in the past decade, managers in the space are looking to offer access to other alternative assets, such as private capital, in their attempts to fulfil investors’ needs.

PERFORMANCE

Lessons learned: How luck, as well as skill, drove CTAs’ performance during the historic coronavirus sell-off

Lessons learned: How luck, as well as skill, drove CTAs’ performance during the historic coronavirus sell-off

Managed futures strategies experienced an entire year’s worth of performance dispersion during a dramatic first three months of 2020, with trend-following hedge funds’ returns hinging as much on luck as skill, a new deep-dive analysis by multi-manager CTA portfolio investment firm Efficient Capital Management shows.