DIVERSITY

100 Women In Finance to host largest ever digital gathering of female fund managers and allocators as part of flagship event

100 Women In Finance to host largest ever digital gathering of female fund managers and allocators as part of flagship event

100 Women in Finance, the 20,000-member global industry association for hedge fund, alternatives and investment management professionals, will host the largest ever dedicated global gathering of female investment managers and asset allocators next month, aimed at facilitating capital introductions during its flagship Global FundWomen Week.

US ELECTION

Lack of polling volatility puts Trump “out of the money” in US election race, says derivatives hedge fund Capstone

Lack of polling volatility puts Trump “out of the money” in US election race, says derivatives hedge fund Capstone

Capstone Investment Advisors, the global volatility and derivatives-focused hedge fund, believes the lack of volatility both in the US election polls and president Donald Trump’s personal approval ratings suggests Democrat challenger Joe Biden is on course to win the 3 November election.

EMERGING MARKET DEBT

Emerging market debt-focused hedge funds are staying patient amid “weaker alpha environment” – here’s why…

Emerging market debt-focused hedge funds are staying patient amid “weaker alpha environment” – here’s why…

The rally in emerging markets has “eroded the potential for alpha generation” in EM debt markets, but this weaker investment environment is only temporary, with hedge fund managers keeping their powder dry to capitalise on opportunities at a later stage.

MANAGER INSIGHTS

“No beliefs, only processes”: How French hedge fund Quantology’s machine-based model is reaping rewards

“No beliefs, only processes”: How French hedge fund Quantology’s machine-based model is reaping rewards

“Our motto is: ‘no beliefs, only processes’,” says Julien Messias, portfolio manager and co-founder of French systematic hedge fund Quantology Capital Management. “We are agnostic as to where the market will go – it is impossible to forecast. So what we trust are our processes.”

WHITE PAPER

Lessening the burden: SEI explores the benefits of outsourced functions in the “new normal”

Lessening the burden: SEI explores the benefits of outsourced functions in the “new normal”

The prospect of remote working becoming the “new normal” amid the likelihood of renewed Covid-19 lockdowns is driving investment managers of all sizes and strategies to re-evaluate their operational infrastructure and business practices in light of this year’s unprecedented events, according to SEI Investment Manager Services.