CRYPTOCURRENCY

Man Group sees bitcoin volatility as part of the asset’s “price discovery” process

Man Group sees bitcoin volatility as part of the asset’s “price discovery” process

As more hedge fund firms pile into the digital asset and cryptocurrency space, analysts at the London-listed hedge fund giant Man Group say bitcoin’s recent volatility could be seen as “price discovery” in a new asset class, which will ultimately give way to greater stability in the currency, and more credibility among investors.

INNOVATION

WHITE PAPER – Amazonisation 2.0: The Exponential Pull of Innovation

WHITE PAPER – Amazonisation 2.0: The Exponential Pull of Innovation

In 2016, SEI issued a paper on what it saw as five major innovations that were causing disruptions both within and outside of their respective industries. The company has revisited those themes, namely: Watsonisation, Googlisation, Amazonisation, Uberisation and Twitterisation, to provide an up-to-date picture of the innovations occurring in our industry today. Over the next few months SEI will share its findings and recent developments for each theme. Next up: Amazonisation…

SHORT-SELLING

Hedge funds profit from AstraZeneca fall, but FTSE short sellers face continued challenges in 2021

Hedge funds profit from AstraZeneca fall, but FTSE short sellers face continued challenges in 2021

Hedge funds have made gains from bets against AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline in recent weeks – but bearish managers lost more than USD600 million on FTSE 100 shorts at the end of the year, with short sellers facing continuing “unpredictable swings” in 2021.

FUND PERFORMANCE

Swedish hedge fund pioneer Brummer steers through “great concern and high volatility” with double-digit annual return

Swedish hedge fund pioneer Brummer steers through “great concern and high volatility” with double-digit annual return

Stockholm-based multi-strategy hedge fund firm Brummer & Partners’ flagship vehicle gathered further pace towards the end of the year, as strong performances in its stock-picking and trend-following funds during December powered the long-running manager into double-digit territory for the year.

SPONSORED CONTENT

Cayman Islands 2020 regulatory recap for alternative investment vehicles

Cayman Islands 2020 regulatory recap for alternative investment vehicles

By Leanne Golding and Kevin Huys (pictured) – 2020 was a year unlike any in recent memory. We experienced ongoing disruptions to daily life due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ongoing tension surrounding the US election and a number of severe weather events. In the Cayman Islands, 2020 was also a very eventful year for regulatory and legal changes in the alternative investment industry. For those of you who were understandably distracted by other things, here’s a recap of the most significant changes affecting alternative investment funds which occurred over the past year.

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RiskMutation: How ACA Compliance Group is spearheading the operational response to evolving business risks following Covid-19

RiskMutation: How ACA Compliance Group is spearheading the operational response to evolving business risks following Covid-19

Business disruption, cybersecurity challenges and greater compliance burdens have long been acknowledged as being among the foremost operational challenges facing the hedge fund, private equity and investment management industries.