US assets continue to draw international flows, predominantly from Japan, but the level of support may not be sustainable to keep the dollar strong, according to new research by contrarian hedge fund Horseman Capital.
Lazard Asset Management is launching a new emerging markets quantitative fund which will trade a diversified, low volatility strategy with an ESG focus placed at the forefront of its stock-picking process.
Hedge funds are positioning for a spike in volatility in healthcare, energy, financials and tech as the US presidential election gathers pace.
Productivity provides an edge in equity research, and as equity-focused hedge funds navigate the markets this year, any opportunity to use next generation technology tools to trade more adroitly will likely be welcomed. In the following Q&A with Hedgeweek’s managing editor, James Williams, Nick Mazing, Head of Research at Sentieo Inc, discusses how its platform is using the latest AI technology to improve the research workflow and reduce the time taken to ingest structured and textual data sets, and empower portfolio managers as they look to build alpha-generating investment theses.
Fears over the coronavirus outbreak will drive volatility in global markets for some time, according to BlueBay Asset Management, which suggested re-orientating portfolios away from cyclicals and towards duration and carry.
By Roger Aitken – With the former head of the Russian Federation’s Federal Tax Service and newly appointed Prime Minister, expressing the view that “all operations” with cryptocurrency should be taxed, industry pundits in the space are reflecting on what the impact and fallout might be.
FX markets are unique not only in their scale but also in their complexity. There are multiple trading paradigms, and also multiple venues where trades may be executed. The FX ecosystem is highly fragmented and the case for more automation – more automated FX trade-lifecycle processes and procedures – has been clear for some time. And yet, automation hasn’t happened yet. Why not, and when will it happen? Steve French, Head of Product for Traiana, writes about the challenges to automation, its benefits, and the key steps that firms should take on their journey towards implementing automation.
Metronome Capital, the London-based long/short equity manager led by former Lehman Brothers banker and Parvus Asset Management partner Sharif el Khazen, is flying high – powered by a mix of long conviction trades in European luxury brand names and a cluster of short bets on assorted declining sectors.