Prices of palladium have now reached more than USD2,500 per ounce, in a sustained rally potentially indicative of a late stage bull cycle, analysts at Man Group said on Tuesday.
It is rare one can apply the term ‘innovative’ in financial markets with any real conviction, but it absolutely holds true for Aurum Fund Management Ltd (Aurum), a Bermudan fund-of-funds manager with a commitment to environmental conservationism and sustainability.
Emerging managers and family offices can benefit from the services offered by boutique accountancy firms as this gives them access to high quality, responsive service they may not get elsewhere.
H2O Asset Management, Bruno Crastes’ bond-focused discretionary macro hedge fund, which this year marks its tenth anniversary, has posted sterling year-end gains after facing investor pressure this past summer.
– Uncertainty still looms for commodities-focused strategies as Middle East tensions resurface –
The deadly missile strike against Iranian general Qassem Suleimani at Baghdad Airport on 3 January elevated oil prices amid immediate concerns over renewed conflict in the region. Brent Crude surged to more than USD70 a barrel following the attack, and prices stayed above USD68 early last week, before falling back to just under USD65 on Monday.
The recent underperformance of momentum stocks suggests the prevailing trends of recent years are drawing to a close - potentially making alpha generation increasingly challenging for hedge funds, according to Man Group analysts.
– Timing and discipline “key” to returns in 2020, says BlueBay –
Macro-focused hedge funds have enjoyed a resurgence in recent months, generating a 6.50 per cent annual gain in 2019, aided by a 1.73 per cent return during the final quarter of the year, according to eVestment’s aggregated hedge fund performance data.
In this new monthly blog, Joel Press, formerly a senior partner and Head of the Global Hedge Fund Practice at Ernst & Young, and a leading voice on hedge fund operations and co-ordination services, talks through an array of considerations on how best to prepare for a successful hedge fund launch. In this first installment, Press, who works on a discretionary basis with a handful of start-ups each year through his consulting arm, Press Management LLC in New York, discusses the key business planning issues, including access to capital…