Pictet Asset Management, the investment management arm of the Geneva-headquartered wealth management giant Pictet Group, is opening a Shanghai office under China’s wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) rules, allowing it to further capitalise on growing investor demand there.
The strong market moves sparked off by the recent coronavirus vaccine breakthrough brought gains and losses across the hedge fund spectrum over the past week, as investors fled momentum-based stocks and piled into value-based companies.
In a consistent effort to improve its value proposition to investment managers and service providers, the Bahamas has continued to fine-tune its legislative framework, pandemic notwithstanding. The changes expected will support the growing trends witnessed within the financial services industry, both in the Bahamas and on a more global scale.
With certain aspects of the EU’s ongoing MiFID II review affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Hedgeweek explores how a fresh overhaul of the framework may further impact hedge fund operations, and why the Covid-19 crisis may provide an easing of the regulatory burden.
Portfolio managers face conflict every day as their ideas and levels of conviction are constantly tested. But as we all continue to adapt to remote working, finding a level of detachment from the office environment seems to be helping PMs re-affirm their edge and listen with greater clarity to their intuition. Could the home office now become a semi-permanent arrangement in pursuit of improved portfolio performance?
As hedge fund managers continue to navigate the Covid-19 environment there are several potential issues that could arise as they manage the impact of the pandemic on their business and re-calibrate strategies to take advantage of market opportunities.
Winners and losers: How 2020’s hedge fund performance is now weighing more heavily on investor allocations
The sharp dispersion in hedge fund performance is having a more noticeable impact on where investors choose to allocate – and withdraw – their money this year.
Industry innovators: How CTA veteran David Gorton’s quant firm DG Partners is thriving amid trend-following turmoil
The aim of London-based systematic managed futures hedge fund manager DG Partners is simple, says founder and chief investment officer David Gorton: “To be the best trend-follower we can be in the business.”
Man Group CEO Luke Ellis discusses systematic-discretionary dynamic, macro challenges, and ESG rise in deep-dive webinar
Investment managers “have to be able to cope” with prevailing market environments, and not blame central bank policies for fund performance, according to Man Group CEO Luke Ellis, who says investors also now want more from their portfolios than passive index strategies can deliver.
With less than three weeks left until the US presidential election, London-based hedge funds are now closely scrutinising how certain assets and markets will be shaped by the potential outcome of the 3 November poll.
Merger arbitrage and event driven hedge fund strategies can capitalise on the recent pick-up in M&A activity globally, and help cushion investors’ portfolios amid potential risk aversion as a result of the US election, Brexit and a fresh Covid-19 surge in Q4, industry strategists say.
Artificial intelligence could help fund managers monetise data but will conservatism hold back the industry?
Technological advances are shaping the way asset management firms operate, as they look for ways to introduce artificial intelligence applications to monetise data, and improve automation from the front to the back office.
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.
Three former Highland Capital Management partners have launched Sycamore Tree Capital Partners, a new alpha-focused private and alternative credit investment manager which aims to tap into value-oriented opportunities arising from credit market upheaval.
Launched earlier this year, New York-based Ironhold Capital’s equity-focused hedge fund is seeking to capitalise on opportunities in value-oriented stocks across the US and India.
Energy hedge fund Westbeck eyes “spectacular” oil market rebound following Covid vaccine breakthrough
London-based energy hedge fund Westbeck Capital’s high-flying flagship strategy was brought back down to earth during a dismal October – but the oil-focused fund is staging a November fightback following news of a Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough.
Listen to the first of five podcasts produced by Hedgeweek, in association with SEI. In part one of two on the subject, we examine how AI is shaping the future of the asset management industry on the back of SEI's recent white paper, Watsonisation 2.0: The Exponential Pull of Innovation.
The liquidity spectrum: How 2020’s black swans became “the new normal”, confronting hedge fund strategies of all stripes
With surges in volatility tipped to become increasingly frequent, so-called “black swan” events are more likely to become part of “the new normal”, speakers at this year’s Hedgeweek LIVE Europe summit heard.
By Matthew Chapman (pictured), Director, ACA Compliance Group – Geopolitical change and uncertainty, regulatory sabre-rattling and industry shake-ups have combined to create a perfect storm for many financial services firms when it comes to their trade and transaction reporting obligations under MiFIR, EMIR and SFTR.
“A lack of diversity creates a lack of diversity”: Capital Generation Partners’ Charlotte Thorne discusses inclusion in the hedge fund industry
In an in-depth conversation with Hedgeweek’s editor-in-chief James Williams during last week’s Hedgeweek LIVE Europe summit, Charlotte Thorne, founding partner and co-chair of Capital Generation Partners, discussed how diversity and inclusion are reshaping the hedge fund industry, and explored some of the challenges and opportunities for firms arising from this growing trend.
The number of hedge fund launches compared with closures is “heavily skewed the wrong way”, says James Orme-Smith, CEO of Sandbar Asset Management, but he indicated that emerging managers can still overcome the sizeable barriers to entry.
This webinar will explore the extent to which convergence between hedge and private equity is happening and reveal how managers are thinking about their own diversification plans in the post-Covid marketplace. RESERVE YOUR PLACE