DIVERSITY

100 Women In Finance to host largest ever digital gathering of female fund managers and allocators as part of flagship event

100 Women In Finance to host largest ever digital gathering of female fund managers and allocators as part of flagship event

100 Women in Finance, the 20,000-member global industry association for hedge fund, alternatives and investment management professionals, will host the largest ever dedicated global gathering of female investment managers and asset allocators next month, aimed at facilitating capital introductions during its flagship Global FundWomen Week.

INNOVATION

The Exponential Pull of Innovation: Watsonisation 2.0

The Exponential Pull of Innovation: Watsonisation 2.0

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 industry today. Over the next few months SEI will share its findings and recent developments for each theme.  First up: Watsonisation…

FUND PERFORMANCE

Brummer multi-strategy hedge fund on track for strong equities gains, initial September estimates show

Brummer multi-strategy hedge fund on track for strong equities gains, initial September estimates show

Brummer & Partners’ multi-strategy hedge fund flagship was on track for a marginal September rise, the Swedish hedge fund pioneer said on Friday morning, as strong gains in equities-focused funds were offset by faltering trend-following strategies – but the BMS vehicle remains comfortably in the black year-to-date.

US ELECTION

Multi-strategy hedge fund Algebris’ macro chief eyes Biden victory in US election battle

Multi-strategy hedge fund Algebris’ macro chief eyes Biden victory in US election battle

A victory for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the approaching US presidential election would see a “limited short-term negative reaction”, and could herald more fiscal stimulus coupled with a dovish monetary policy, according to Algebris Investments’ head of macro strategies Alberto Gallo.

RESEARCH

Hedge fund launches at “historically low” levels despite Q2 recovery, but liquidations ease following Covid crash

Hedge fund launches at “historically low” levels despite Q2 recovery, but liquidations ease following Covid crash

The rate of new hedge fund launches grew between April and June following the coronavirus-fuelled first quarter slump, as hedge fund performance recovered – but the number of new roll-outs over the past 12 months remains “historically low”, Hedge Fund Research says.