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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.

MANAGER INSIGHTS

“A psychological placebo”: Why this hedge fund manager is betting against drug companies in the race for a Covid vaccine

“A psychological placebo”: Why this hedge fund manager is betting against drug companies in the race for a Covid vaccine

The frantic hunt for an effective vaccine against coronavirus could leave some pharmaceutical companies highly exposed in a fiercely competitive race – and UK hedge fund Argonaut Capital is weighing in with several key bets against the sector.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Flexible working, virtual fundraising and recreating that ‘water cooler’ environment

Flexible working, virtual fundraising and recreating that ‘water cooler’ environment

In his latest 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, considers the ‘new normal’ of flexible working, virtual fundraising and the challenge of recreating that all-important water cooler culture…

THE COO PERSPECTIVE

Crisis management: Credit hedge fund Palmerston’s Jesse McCormick discusses Covid-19’s impact on business functions

Crisis management: Credit hedge fund Palmerston’s Jesse McCormick discusses Covid-19’s impact on business functions

From the historic stock market sell-off and volatility surge that wreaked havoc on investment portfolios during March to the continued working-from-home practices which have thrown up various operational obstacles spanning technology, cybersecurity and infrastructure, the coronavirus crisis has upended all corners of the hedge fund industry.

RESULTS

Hedge fund giant Man Group sees assets fall 8 per cent in first half, as coronavirus crisis creates performance challenges

Hedge fund giant Man Group sees assets fall 8 per cent in first half, as coronavirus crisis creates performance challenges

Man Group has seen its funds under management tumble 8 per cent this year, as investment performance took a hit and investor redemptions spiked during the coronavirus crisis - but CEO Luke Ellis says the London-headquartered publicly-traded hedge fund group remains well-positioned despite 2020’s ongoing challenges.