MANAGER INSIGHTS

“No beliefs, only processes”: How French hedge fund Quantology’s machine-based model is reaping rewards

“No beliefs, only processes”: How French hedge fund Quantology’s machine-based model is reaping rewards

“Our motto is: ‘no beliefs, only processes’,” says Julien Messias, portfolio manager and co-founder of French systematic hedge fund Quantology Capital Management. “We are agnostic as to where the market will go – it is impossible to forecast. So what we trust are our processes.”

WHITE PAPER

Lessening the burden: SEI explores the benefits of outsourced functions in the “new normal”

Lessening the burden: SEI explores the benefits of outsourced functions in the “new normal”

The prospect of remote working becoming the “new normal” amid the likelihood of renewed Covid-19 lockdowns is driving investment managers of all sizes and strategies to re-evaluate their operational infrastructure and business practices in light of this year’s unprecedented events, according to SEI Investment Manager Services.

SHORT-SELLING

Tesla bears suffer biggest hit yet, as short bets bring USD9.5 billion of losses for hedge funds in August

Tesla bears suffer biggest hit yet, as short bets bring USD9.5 billion of losses for hedge funds in August

Hedge funds betting against Tesla have suffered their worst monthly hit yet, with negative wagers bringing a hefty USD9.5 billion of losses to short sellers in August – but recent turbulence in Elon Musk’s mega-cap electric carmaker this week may yet offer future hope for bearish investors.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Flexible working, virtual fundraising and recreating that ‘water cooler’ environment

Flexible working, virtual fundraising and recreating that ‘water cooler’ environment

In his latest blog Joel Press, formerly a senior partner and Head of the Global Hedge Fund Practice at Ernst & Young, and a leading voice on hedge fund operations and co-ordination services, considers the ‘new normal’ of flexible working, virtual fundraising and the challenge of recreating that all-important water cooler culture…

MANAGER INSIGHTS

“Architect of themes”: Former Soros and Fortress macro hedge fund veteran William Callanan builds momentum with novel outsourced CSO venture

“Architect of themes”: Former Soros and Fortress macro hedge fund veteran William Callanan builds momentum with novel outsourced CSO venture

William Callanan – a veteran of the investment management industry and a global macro hedge fund specialist, whose resume includes stints at Soros Fund Management and Fortress Investment Group – is capitalising on evolving outsourcing trends with Syzygy Investment Advisory, a novel advisory unit that provides an outsourced chief strategy officer role to an assortment of institutional investors, hedge funds and family office clients.

GUEST ARTICLE

Hedge fund mid-year trends and strategies currently in demand

Hedge fund mid-year trends and strategies currently in demand

By Donald A Steinbrugge (pictured), CFA, Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners – The hedge fund industry is dynamic, comprising numerous strategies that attract varying degrees of interest over time. Demand for each strategy is impacted by many variables including capital market valuations, expectations of economic growth, market liquidity and risk appetite among others. 

SURVEY

AIMA and KPMG survey: Industry remains resilient during pandemic, with hedge funds “actively hiring” throughout market dislocation

AIMA and KPMG survey: Industry remains resilient during pandemic, with hedge funds “actively hiring” throughout market dislocation

The global hedge fund industry is successfully weathering the global coronavirus pandemic, with firms continuing to build talent and utilise technology to adapt investor relations and ops functions, according to extensive new industry research by the Alternative Investment Management Association and KPMG.