PERFORMANCE

Hedge funds cut losses with stellar Q2 gains as equities lead in June – but industry remains down in tumultuous half-year

Hedge funds cut losses with stellar Q2 gains as equities lead in June – but industry remains down in tumultuous half-year

A number of hedge fund strategies, including discretionary macro managers and specialist technology and healthcare-focused equity long/short funds, have taken profits in the first half of 2020, as the wider industry continues to claw back losses following the bedlam that rocked markets earlier in the year.

NEWS

Lansdowne Partners’ flagship hedge fund draws shutters on shorting, switching focus to long-only investing

Lansdowne Partners’ flagship hedge fund draws shutters on shorting, switching focus to long-only investing

Lansdowne Partners, the long-running London-based hedge fund firm, is restructuring its flagship Developed Markets Fund to focus solely on long-only investments, and will no longer employ short-selling in the strategy, in a major shift in focus for the high-profile manager.

RETURNS

Multi-manager hedge fund Brummer continues positive run in 2020, as equities, credit and macro drive H1 profits

Multi-manager hedge fund Brummer continues positive run in 2020, as equities, credit and macro drive H1 profits

Brummer & Partners, the Stockholm-based multi-strategy hedge fund firm, has generated positive returns for the first half of 2020, with US long/short equity, credit and macro strategies all driving performance in its flagship strategy in recent weeks.

SURVEY

Credit Suisse survey: Hedge funds now top choice among investors, as appetite soars in 2020

Credit Suisse survey: Hedge funds now top choice among investors, as appetite soars in 2020

Hedge funds have emerged as the top pick among asset allocators heading into the second half of 2020, outflanking other products such as private equity and real estate as investors’ asset-class-of-choice, according to new data from Credit Suisse, which showed hedge funds have met or exceeded the expectations of some two-thirds of investors so far in 2020.

INTERVIEW

Virtual meetings, vigilance, and the Mayfair effect: AIMA chief Jack Inglis discusses Covid-19’s impact on the hedge fund industry

Virtual meetings, vigilance, and the Mayfair effect: AIMA chief Jack Inglis discusses Covid-19’s impact on the hedge fund industry

Jack Inglis, the CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association, discusses hedge funds’ response to the assortment of operational obstacles arising from the coronavirus-imposed lockdown, how virtual conferencing has reshaped manager-investor relationships, and what the future holds for the industry’s traditional Mayfair nerve-centre following months of remote working.