The trend towards outsourcing – a continually evolving sphere within the global hedge fund industry – is likely to have been further accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic, as managers embrace the ‘digital-first’ approach brought about by the coronavirus lockdown, speakers at this year’s hedgeweekLIVE North America digital summit said.
hedgeweekLIVE North America: “A level playing field” – Pandemic brings challenges and opportunities for start-ups’ fundraising efforts
The concluding session at this year’s hedgeweekLIVE North America digital summit focused on the fundraising challenges – and opportunities – faced by start-up hedge funds, with speakers tackling what moderator Aaron Steinberg, director, prime Services at BNY Mellon-Pershing, described as the “Covid-19-sized gorilla in the room”.
The second day of this year’s hedgeweekLIVE North America digital summit featured a lively discussion on fee structures – a perennially-thorny issue in the global hedge fund industry – with panelists delving deep into the emerging trends in incentives and fee models, and exploring the ways in which start-up hedge funds can better align their interests with those of investors.
hedgeweekLIVE North America: Covid-19 crisis flags up operational challenges and cybersecurity risks, panelists say
The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on cybersecurity, and the challenges of remote working on start-up hedge funds’ business operations, proved a key theme at this year’s hedgeweekLIVE North America event, ‘Managing a Start-up or Emerging Hedge Fund in 2020’.
The alternative investment industry is coming together to aid relief efforts for the victims of Covid-19.
Two more panelists have joined the line-up of experts taking part in the inaugural etfLIVE Europe event from 19-21 May, 2020 – Rumi Mahmood, an investment analyst at Nutmeg, and Irene Bauer, CIO and Founding Partner of Twenty20 Investments.
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It is rare one can apply the term ‘innovative’ in financial markets with any real conviction, but it absolutely holds true for Aurum Fund Management Ltd (Aurum), a Bermudan fund-of-funds manager with a commitment to environmental conservationism and sustainability.
QuantConnect has announced the winners of its innovative Alpha Five competition, which started in October 2019 and saw a sponsoring hedge fund solicit “designer” alphas from the crowd.