Founders’ share classes – which offer special terms to early bird investors in hedge funds – appear to be in decline, as investors become more selective in their allocations and managers potentially opt for more bespoke offerings, a new industry study has suggested.
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Argonaut Capital Partners, the London-based European equities-focused long/short manager, has hit back at recent criticism of short sellers by the new governor of the Bank of England, adding there is “no evidence” that the practice is harming the UK economy.
In his latest 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, looks at how hedge fund managers can protect themselves and their investors from the impact of Covid-19…
The rapid stock market sell-off – which saw the S&P 500 slide 3 per cent again on Thursday, with the FTSE 100 down 3.5 per cent on Friday morning – is unlikely to end the long equity bull market run, according to Target QR Strategies, the US hedge fund investment adviser.
Trend-following hedge fund strategies’ strong start to 2020 was eroded during last month’s market volatility, leaving CTAs down for February and flat year-to-date.
Absolute Return Partners recommends keeping a lid on equity beta positions as US stocks look set to mean-revert following their long bear run – with shipping and uranium being two investment themes arising out of the move.
JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management is rolling out a new long/short ESG-focused hedge fund strategy, which aims to generate alpha by trading a range of global sustainability themes – but warns that more work is needed on ESG education within the hedge fund industry.