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…

COMMENT

AIMA CEO Jack Inglis sees hedge fund “renaissance” next year as ESG, blockchain and digitalisation accelerate changes

AIMA CEO Jack Inglis sees hedge fund “renaissance” next year as ESG, blockchain and digitalisation accelerate changes

2021 will see an “acceleration of trends” across the hedge fund industry, according to Jack Inglis, CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association, with the sector becoming more digitalised and more socially conscious, as managers play an “integral part” in the economic recovery following the coronavirus crisis.

FUND PERFORMANCE

Hedge funds gather pace ahead of year end, as equities, event driven and crypto strategies soar in market upturn

Hedge funds gather pace ahead of year end, as equities, event driven and crypto strategies soar in market upturn

Hedge funds are storming into the final weeks of 2020, having notched up some of their biggest gains in decades on the back of the US presidential result and positive developments in the search for a coronavirus vaccine, with equity, event driven and cryptocurrency strategies all riding high last month.