The traditional relationship between Momentum and Value factors is becoming increasingly blurred as the Covid-19 pandemic has upended equity markets, according to Unigestion.
Hedge fund short sellers capitalise on UK ‘Freedom Day’ fears as rising Covid rate sinks FTSE stocks
Hedge funds betting against UK blue chip stocks saw their negative wagers pay off on Monday as investor fears over rising coronavirus cases sent the FTSE 100 tumbling some 2.3 per cent.
The Covid-19 pandemic is opening up a deeper discussion around more business functions becoming permanently outsourced, particularly among start-up and emerging hedge funds battling against budgetary constraints.
In these times of uncertainty, startup and emerging managers are turning to their partners, consultants and service providers for support and guidance. Max Hayden (pictured), global head of prime brokerage sales at IG Prime, sat down with three respected, experienced COOs now providing outsourced services, to underscore the opportunities, challenges and considerations this group of managers are facing. Paul Gary Reynolds, founder of Covalent, Chude Chidi-Ofong, co-founder of Montague Square Advisors and Paul Clement, founder of Clement Advisory answer Hayden’s questions.
Vaccine optimism and hopes of an end to coronavirus quarantines and lockdowns are spurring growth among emerging markets-focused hedge fund managers, new industry analysis shows.
BTIG employees will not be required to return to any of the firm’s US offices prior to Labor Day of 2021.
By George Ralph (pictured), Managing Director, RFA – The coronavirus pandemic has brought considerable challenges to the way hedge funds and asset management firms do business, with far-reaching consequences for cybersecurity, data safety and business communications. The need for fully flexible working around the pandemic continues to change. Collaboration tools have been key to successful working environments as staff need to work in the same way and securely, regardless of location.
K2 Advisors, the hedge fund investing unit of Franklin Templeton, says active-management alpha will be critical to hedge funds’ success this year, as the global economy mounts a tentative recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has identified the key priorities where financial market infrastructures (FMIs) should focus in the coming years to proactively and effectively manage risk in a post-pandemic environment.
As the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines continues apace, equity markets look set to enjoy strong support in 2021, says Luca Paolini, chief strategist at Pictet Asset Management…