Funds

FUND PERFORMANCE

Harvesting alpha: Brummer Multi-Strategy CEO Mikael Spångberg strikes optimistic tone after hedge fund soars

Harvesting alpha: Brummer Multi-Strategy CEO Mikael Spångberg strikes optimistic tone after hedge fund soars

Brummer Multi-Strategy CEO Mikael Spångberg says the fund is in a “good position” to deliver continued positive performance, after it posted its second-best annual performance to date – but he underlined the importance of generating alpha in the face of unpredictable markets.

FUND FLOWS

Hedge fund asset volumes are setting new records, as uncorrelated gains draw more investor money

Hedge fund asset volumes are setting new records, as uncorrelated gains draw more investor money

Total global hedge fund assets under management have mushroomed to a record USD3.6 trillion, thanks to defensive outperformance and opportunistic gains during 2020’s upheaval – though the biggest firms continue to take the lion’s share of investor capital as smaller names are squeezed.

FUND PERFORMANCE

Healthcare hedge fund Rhenman gauges “crucial” impact of Biden administration’s planned reforms

Healthcare hedge fund Rhenman gauges “crucial” impact of Biden administration’s planned reforms

The incoming US administration led by Joe Biden will be a “crucial” factor looming large over the healthcare industry this year, with planned reforms heralding potentially far-reaching implications for healthcare stocks and drug prices, Rhenman & Partners Asset Management said this week.

FUND PERFORMANCE

New industry data reveals “significant” gulf between gains and losses among largest hedge funds

New industry data reveals “significant” gulf between gains and losses among largest hedge funds

Hedge fund managers have experienced “significant” performance dispersion over the past 12 months, with the biggest funds seeing the largest gaps between gains and losses, new industry data shows, once again underlining the importance of investor due diligence in separating winners from losers.

FUND PERFORMANCE

Hedge fund strategies soar: Industry enjoys biggest annual return since Global Financial Crisis, as managers weather 2020 storm with double-digit surge

Hedge fund strategies soar: Industry enjoys biggest annual return since Global Financial Crisis, as managers weather 2020 storm with double-digit surge

Hedge funds weathered the political, social and economic shocks brought about by the global pandemic and frequent bursts of soaring volatility to score a near-12 per cent return last year – their best since 2009 – outperforming both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and FTSE 100, new data from Hedge Fund Research shows.