DIVERSITY

100 Women In Finance to host largest ever digital gathering of female fund managers and allocators as part of flagship event

100 Women In Finance to host largest ever digital gathering of female fund managers and allocators as part of flagship event

100 Women in Finance, the 20,000-member global industry association for hedge fund, alternatives and investment management professionals, will host the largest ever dedicated global gathering of female investment managers and asset allocators next month, aimed at facilitating capital introductions during its flagship Global FundWomen Week.

US ELECTION

Lack of polling volatility puts Trump “out of the money” in US election race, says derivatives hedge fund Capstone

Lack of polling volatility puts Trump “out of the money” in US election race, says derivatives hedge fund Capstone

Capstone Investment Advisors, the global volatility and derivatives-focused hedge fund, believes the lack of volatility both in the US election polls and president Donald Trump’s personal approval ratings suggests Democrat challenger Joe Biden is on course to win the 3 November election.

DEDICATED MANAGED ACCOUNTS

Demonstrating control in a crisis (again): How Covid-19 has reaffirmed the hedge fund allocator shift to dedicated managed accounts

Demonstrating control in a crisis (again): How Covid-19 has reaffirmed the hedge fund allocator shift to dedicated managed accounts

By Joshua D Kestler, Global Head of HedgeMark, BNY Mellon – In the 12 years since the 2008 financial crisis, many large institutional investors have adopted Dedicated Managed Account (DMA) structures in order to address the challenges in commingled hedge funds that were exposed during the crisis. These investors were well-prepared to more effectively manage their portfolios through the market volatility which has resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic while eliminating many of the structural risks that can be exacerbated during a crisis scenario.

FUND PERFORMANCE

“Active and dynamic” approach helps Syz Capital-Banca March multi-fund vehicle weather 2020 turbulence

“Active and dynamic” approach helps Syz Capital-Banca March multi-fund vehicle weather 2020 turbulence

Oyster BM Alternativos – an alternative UCITS fund of funds launched a year ago by SYZ Capital with Spain’s Banca March, and led by hedge fund industry veteran Cédric Vuignier – has weathered 2020’s turbulence to grow its assets to EUR100 million (USD118.1 million), making gains in Japanese and convertible arbitrage-focused positions.