OUTLOOK

K2 Advisors flags up fresh opportunities for hedge funds, as economies emerge from coronavirus carnage

K2 Advisors flags up fresh opportunities for hedge funds, as economies emerge from coronavirus carnage

Pricing dislocations across a broad range of industries and geographies, coupled with an increasingly fragmented macroeconomic landscape stemming from divergent emergency central bank measures, will throw up a wealth of investment opportunities for macro, equity and credit hedge fund strategies in the second half of 2020, K2 Advisors, the global fund advisory unit of Franklin Templeton, has said.

PERFORMANCE

Hedge funds cut losses with stellar Q2 gains as equities lead in June – but industry remains down in tumultuous half-year

Hedge funds cut losses with stellar Q2 gains as equities lead in June – but industry remains down in tumultuous half-year

A number of hedge fund strategies, including discretionary macro managers and specialist technology and healthcare-focused equity long/short funds, have taken profits in the first half of 2020, as the wider industry continues to claw back losses following the bedlam that rocked markets earlier in the year.

NEWS

Lansdowne Partners’ flagship hedge fund draws shutters on shorting, switching focus to long-only investing

Lansdowne Partners’ flagship hedge fund draws shutters on shorting, switching focus to long-only investing

Lansdowne Partners, the long-running London-based hedge fund firm, is restructuring its flagship Developed Markets Fund to focus solely on long-only investments, and will no longer employ short-selling in the strategy, in a major shift in focus for the high-profile manager.