COMPLIANCE

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Alphabet soup

A thick broth of global regulation is putting added pressure on investment managers to institutionalise their compliance programmes.

NEWS

Wirecard short-sellers showed “bravery and belief”, as hedge funds vindicated by scandal-hit firm’s demise, says AIMA CEO Inglis

Wirecard short-sellers showed “bravery and belief”, as hedge funds vindicated by scandal-hit firm’s demise, says AIMA CEO Inglis

Hedge funds that bet against Wirecard, the German e-payments firm which last week collapsed amid an apparent widespread EUR1.9 billion fraud, showed “bravery and belief” and their actions have ultimately been vindicated, according to Jack Inglis, CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association.

MANAGER INSIGHTS

“A waiting game”: Why veteran volatility hedge fund 36 South embraces uncertainty

“A waiting game”: Why veteran volatility hedge fund 36 South embraces uncertainty

The current market uncertainty and value discrepancy offers the biggest opportunity in volatility-based trading in a generation, according to Jerry Haworth (pictured), the chief investment officer of London-based 36 South Capital Advisors, who is preparing a new fund to capitalise on further volatility shocks up ahead.

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ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Shift to private capital continues as investors thirst for returns

Shift to private capital continues as investors thirst for returns

As global investment markets became more efficient and persistent low interest rates saw returns dry up, institutional investors have been turning to alternative assets in their efforts to generate performance. Since traditional hedge fund investments have often not fully lived up to their promises in the past decade, managers in the space are looking to offer access to other alternative assets, such as private capital, in their attempts to fulfil investors’ needs.

PERFORMANCE

Lessons learned: How luck, as well as skill, drove CTAs’ performance during the historic coronavirus sell-off

Lessons learned: How luck, as well as skill, drove CTAs’ performance during the historic coronavirus sell-off

Managed futures strategies experienced an entire year’s worth of performance dispersion during a dramatic first three months of 2020, with trend-following hedge funds’ returns hinging as much on luck as skill, a new deep-dive analysis by multi-manager CTA portfolio investment firm Efficient Capital Management shows.