FUND PERFORMANCE

Larger hedge funds dominate industry landscape, as 2020 proves to be the “year of outsourcing”

Larger hedge funds dominate industry landscape, as 2020 proves to be the “year of outsourcing”

The biggest hedge fund firms topped performance charts and drew the most investor capital over the course of last year, with 2020 proving “the year of outsourcing” for a range of middle office functions, as the industry demonstrated its value to investor portfolios, according to new analysis by Citco.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Key considerations for hedge fund succession planning – Part II: Leadership transition involves a maze of complexity

Key considerations for hedge fund succession planning – Part II: Leadership transition involves a maze of complexity

The transition of leadership in the private world of hedge funds is incomparable to corporate America, requiring both a deft touch and significant forward planning. The founders of successful hedge funds will have invested years, often decades, building the business in their image. When it comes time to handing over the keys to someone else, it can be a hugely emotional affair so picking the right leadership has to be approached very carefully.

INNOVATION

‘Twitterisation’: How social media is reshaping asset management firms' business models

‘Twitterisation’: How social media is reshaping asset management firms' business models

Social media networks are now “critical communications channels and sources of real-time data” for investment managers, presenting myriad opportunities – and potentially huge risks – to firms, and dramatically reshaping the way they trade portfolios, build investment ideas and communicate with clients, according to a major new study by SEI.

LAUNCHES

Former EnTrust/Permal investment heads join Jackson Hole Capital Partners to launch new alternatives platform

Former EnTrust/Permal investment heads join Jackson Hole Capital Partners to launch new alternatives platform

Jackson Hole Capital Partners, the Tulsa-based asset manager, is launching a new alternatives investment platform to be run by two former investment heads from Permal and EnTrust – Robert Kaplan and Christopher Keenan – who have joined the firm as managing partners.

SPONSORED CONTENT

Maximising the benefits of prime access can change the fortunes of smaller hedge funds

Maximising the benefits of prime access can change the fortunes of smaller hedge funds

As hedge funds take stock of the events of last year – the Covid-19 pandemic, geopolitical tensions and the collapse of the oil market to name a few – 2021 will be a year of opportunity for hedge funds. Facilitating participation in the world’s largest financial market is more important than ever before, writes Mario Sanchez (pictured), Managing Director and Global Head of Sales at FXCM Pro.

OUTLOOK

“Hedge funds are back”: Veteran investor Dixon Boardman sees “compelling opportunities” across three key strategy areas

“Hedge funds are back”: Veteran investor Dixon Boardman sees “compelling opportunities” across three key strategy areas

Seasoned hedge fund investor Dixon Boardman (pictured), the founder and CEO of New York-based multi-manager group Optima Asset Management, is bullish on hedge funds for the year ahead – seeing compelling opportunities across several strategies after a year in which strong outperformance by many hedge funds has put alternatives firmly back on the radar of allocators around the world.