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.

MARKETS

Special situation and activist hedge funds reluctant to pile into recovery amid “anaemic” corporate activity 

Special situation and activist hedge funds reluctant to pile into recovery amid “anaemic” corporate activity 

Activist hedge funds and certain other special situations strategies are still holding off from piling into longer-term buy-and-hold stocks amid the continued market uncertainty, instead choosing to trade opportunistically around cyclical names recovering from their coronavirus battering.

PERFORMANCE

Hedge funds continue fightback, as equity managers soar amid lockdown-easing and activists seize on dislocation

Hedge funds continue fightback, as equity managers soar amid lockdown-easing and activists seize on dislocation

Hedge funds are continuing to recover from sharp losses suffered earlier this year, notching up positive returns for the second successive month in May as economies slowly reopen following the coronavirus lockdown, new data from Hedge Fund Research shows.