INVESTMENTS

“Dig deeper”: Why Syz Capital is looking beyond hedge funds and private equity in hunt for uncorrelated returns

“Dig deeper”: Why Syz Capital is looking beyond hedge funds and private equity in hunt for uncorrelated returns

Investors must look beyond hedge funds and private equity in their quest for uncorrelated returns, according to Marc Syz (pictured), co-founder and managing partner at Syz Capital, who believes niche assets – such as litigation finance and life settlements – can offer investors improved portfolio diversification.

FUND PERFORMANCE

Hedge funds’ quarterly returns more than double as industry resurgence receives “strong vote of confidence”

Hedge funds’ quarterly returns more than double as industry resurgence receives “strong vote of confidence”

Hedge funds’ returns more than doubled from Q1 to Q2, as commodities-focused managers powered ahead on the back of the spring oil price surge, and larger funds’ gains outweighed smaller funds’ performance, new analysis by hedge fund asset administrator Citco shows.

ALLOCATIONS

Winners and losers: Hedge fund investor flows turn positive, but capital allocations “not felt by all”

Winners and losers: Hedge fund investor flows turn positive, but capital allocations “not felt by all”

Investors are adding more money into hedge funds this year than they are pulling out – but new industry data points to continued dispersion across the strategy spectrum, with managed futures funds attracting new capital while macro and long/short equities managers suffer sharp outflows.