RESULTS

Hedge fund giant Man Group sees funds under management hit record high as alternative strategies rise

Hedge fund giant Man Group sees funds under management hit record high as alternative strategies rise

Man Group, the publicly-quoted London-headquartered global hedge fund group, has seen its funds under management hit record highs, with its hedge funds and alternative strategies posting strong performances amid 2020’s unprecedented coronavirus-fuelled turbulence, despite a fall in annual pre-tax profits for the company.

MANAGER INSIGHTS

“Excess returns”: UBP alternatives group targets Covid-hit credit with new distressed fund

“Excess returns”: UBP alternatives group targets Covid-hit credit with new distressed fund

Seizing on the assortment of opportunities arising from the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has unveiled a new credit-focused strategy which taps into stressed and distressed situations within mid-market US and European corporate credit, collateralised loan obligations and segments of the European commercial real estate sector.

FUND PERFORMANCE

How data is driving quant hedge fund Aspect Capital’s global macro gains

How data is driving quant hedge fund Aspect Capital’s global macro gains

With the shape of the post-pandemic recovery still in flux, London-based quantitative hedge fund firm Aspect Capital believes its computer-driven global macro strategy is well positioned to capitalise on both short-term market dislocations and medium-term trends this year, as well as benefitting from relative value opportunities amid the varying recovery speeds.

FUND PERFORMANCE

New industry data reveals “significant” gulf between gains and losses among largest hedge funds

New industry data reveals “significant” gulf between gains and losses among largest hedge funds

Hedge fund managers have experienced “significant” performance dispersion over the past 12 months, with the biggest funds seeing the largest gaps between gains and losses, new industry data shows, once again underlining the importance of investor due diligence in separating winners from losers.

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…