FUND PERFORMANCE

New industry data reveals “significant” gulf between gains and losses among largest hedge funds

New industry data reveals “significant” gulf between gains and losses among largest hedge funds

Hedge fund managers have experienced “significant” performance dispersion over the past 12 months, with the biggest funds seeing the largest gaps between gains and losses, new industry data shows, once again underlining the importance of investor due diligence in separating winners from losers.

CRYPTOCURRENCY

Man Group sees bitcoin volatility as part of the asset’s “price discovery” process

Man Group sees bitcoin volatility as part of the asset’s “price discovery” process

As more hedge fund firms pile into the digital asset and cryptocurrency space, analysts at the London-listed hedge fund giant Man Group say bitcoin’s recent volatility could be seen as “price discovery” in a new asset class, which will ultimately give way to greater stability in the currency, and more credibility among investors.

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Cayman Islands 2020 regulatory recap for alternative investment vehicles

Cayman Islands 2020 regulatory recap for alternative investment vehicles

By Leanne Golding and Kevin Huys (pictured) – 2020 was a year unlike any in recent memory. We experienced ongoing disruptions to daily life due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ongoing tension surrounding the US election and a number of severe weather events. In the Cayman Islands, 2020 was also a very eventful year for regulatory and legal changes in the alternative investment industry. For those of you who were understandably distracted by other things, here’s a recap of the most significant changes affecting alternative investment funds which occurred over the past year.

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RiskMutation: How ACA Compliance Group is spearheading the operational response to evolving business risks following Covid-19

RiskMutation: How ACA Compliance Group is spearheading the operational response to evolving business risks following Covid-19

Business disruption, cybersecurity challenges and greater compliance burdens have long been acknowledged as being among the foremost operational challenges facing the hedge fund, private equity and investment management industries.

FUND PERFORMANCE

Trend-following hedge fund specialist Metori Capital scores double-digit gain amid 2020’s upheaval

Trend-following hedge fund specialist Metori Capital scores double-digit gain amid 2020’s upheaval

Paris-based systematic CTA specialist Metori Capital’s Lyxor Epsilon Global Trend Fund is building long positions across US and UK fixed income, US and Japanese equities, and in the euro at the start of 2021, having generated a strong annual double-digit gain last year amid extreme market conditions and record volatility.