FUND PERFORMANCE

Larger hedge funds dominate industry landscape, as 2020 proves to be the “year of outsourcing”

Larger hedge funds dominate industry landscape, as 2020 proves to be the “year of outsourcing”

The biggest hedge fund firms topped performance charts and drew the most investor capital over the course of last year, with 2020 proving “the year of outsourcing” for a range of middle office functions, as the industry demonstrated its value to investor portfolios, according to new analysis by Citco.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Key considerations for hedge fund succession planning – Part II: Leadership transition involves a maze of complexity

Key considerations for hedge fund succession planning – Part II: Leadership transition involves a maze of complexity

The transition of leadership in the private world of hedge funds is incomparable to corporate America, requiring both a deft touch and significant forward planning. The founders of successful hedge funds will have invested years, often decades, building the business in their image. When it comes time to handing over the keys to someone else, it can be a hugely emotional affair so picking the right leadership has to be approached very carefully.

INNOVATION

‘Twitterisation’: How social media is reshaping asset management firms' business models

‘Twitterisation’: How social media is reshaping asset management firms' business models

Social media networks are now “critical communications channels and sources of real-time data” for investment managers, presenting myriad opportunities – and potentially huge risks – to firms, and dramatically reshaping the way they trade portfolios, build investment ideas and communicate with clients, according to a major new study by SEI.

Special Report

Digital Assets in Focus 2021

This report reveals the drivers behind the increasing acceptance by institutional investors of digital assets as a 'real' asset class and what players in the industry are doing to support investor appetite and grow the market sustainably.
RESULTS

Hedge fund giant Man Group sees funds under management hit record high as alternative strategies rise

Hedge fund giant Man Group sees funds under management hit record high as alternative strategies rise

Man Group, the publicly-quoted London-headquartered global hedge fund group, has seen its funds under management hit record highs, with its hedge funds and alternative strategies posting strong performances amid 2020’s unprecedented coronavirus-fuelled turbulence, despite a fall in annual pre-tax profits for the company.

MANAGER INSIGHTS

“Excess returns”: UBP alternatives group targets Covid-hit credit with new distressed fund

“Excess returns”: UBP alternatives group targets Covid-hit credit with new distressed fund

Seizing on the assortment of opportunities arising from the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has unveiled a new credit-focused strategy which taps into stressed and distressed situations within mid-market US and European corporate credit, collateralised loan obligations and segments of the European commercial real estate sector.

FUND PERFORMANCE

How data is driving quant hedge fund Aspect Capital’s global macro gains

How data is driving quant hedge fund Aspect Capital’s global macro gains

With the shape of the post-pandemic recovery still in flux, London-based quantitative hedge fund firm Aspect Capital believes its computer-driven global macro strategy is well positioned to capitalise on both short-term market dislocations and medium-term trends this year, as well as benefitting from relative value opportunities amid the varying recovery speeds.