MANAGER INSIGHTS

CMBS could be hit harder than the ’08 sub-prime market, says Deer Park Road CIO

CMBS could be hit harder than the ’08 sub-prime market, says Deer Park Road CIO

Deer Park Road is maintaining an aggressive short position in commercial mortgage backed securities as the market continues to fall because of lockdown. Although the Colorado-based structured credit manager, which was established by Michael Craig-Scheckman in 2003, expects to shift to a long position in CMBS when the right entry point emerges towards the end of the year, or in early 2021.

MARKETS

Credit and EM debt offer attractive relative value trading opportunities, says BlueBay's Kettle

Credit and EM debt offer attractive relative value trading opportunities, says BlueBay's Kettle

As global equities markets on both sides of the Atlantic continue to flutter, credit and emerging markets are throwing up comparatively attractive trading opportunities, BlueBay Asset Management, the London-based fixed income and credit-focused hedge fund, said on Thursday.

MANAGER INSIGHTS

Sustainable alpha: How a French commando-turned-hedge fund chief is navigating the ESG “fog of war”

Sustainable alpha: How a French commando-turned-hedge fund chief is navigating the ESG “fog of war”

A year after launching Atlas Global Investors, a traditional long/short fundamental equity hedge fund with a core responsible investing focus, Quentin Dumortier is convinced that ESG (environment, social and governance) themes are more important than ever for investors. 

PODCAST

SEI Podcast Series: Technology transformation in investment management firms

SEI Podcast Series: Technology transformation in investment management firms

In a recent white paper entitled Evolution in Asset Management, SEI pointed out that 70 per cent of US fund managers are currently looking to deploy advanced analytics in the front-office. The field of data science and machine learning-based data analysis is helping to transform how fund managers think about data to gain a competitive edge. 

GUEST ARTICLE

Evolution of the hedge fund industry since 2008

Evolution of the hedge fund industry since 2008

By Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners – Recent news headlines state that the hedge fund industry saw its highest level of redemptions during the first quarter of 2020 in over a decade, with USD33 billion leaving the industry. A more appropriate headline would have been “Hedge funds only lose 1 per cent of industry assets – learned from 2008 Experience.”