Enko Capital: Best Credit Hedge Fund — Hedge funds must find creative ways of demonstrating their skill and ability to solve the issues their clients face. The infrastructure they employ will also be thrown into the foreground as the sector steels itself to face the challenges ahead.
Results & performance
BNP Paribas Capital Partners: Best Multi-Manager Fund – Multi-Strategy (<USD500 million) –The past year highlighted the importance of having a broad range of offerings and services. Having the ability to move investments across all strategies and rotate from quantitative to discretionary, from liquid to distressed, from one asset class and geography also proved to be key to constructing robust portfolios. This is especially relevant as the environment for hedge funds remains positive.
Adrigo: Best Emerging Manager Fund – Equity Strategies – Aligning investor expectations with managers’ long-term strategy through diligent and insightful communications is critical to overcoming the challenge of attracting long-term capital.
Notz Stucki: Best Multi-Manager Fund – Equity Hedge – Active fundamental investment has retaken the leadership role in the asset management industry and alpha generating, star managers can now stand out.
Rhenman & Partners: Best Global Equity Hedge Fund – Specialist managers are likely to be in a favourable position going forward, as investment trends can be expected to benefit a focused approach.
The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for April 2021 measured 2.07 per cent, down from 2.49 per cent in March.
Global hedge fund industry assets swelled to a new record high of USD3.8 trillion in the first three months of 2021, as managers recorded their strongest quarter since 2000 and investors duly poured more capital into a broad selection of strategy types, with the biggest hedge funds still taking the largest slice of client money.
Switzerland-headquartered global asset manager GAM, home to Cambridge-based quantitative hedge fund unit GAM Systematic, saw its assets under management drop to CHF35.5 billion in Q1, down from CHF35.9 billion at the start of 2021, as its embattled systematic business also shed assets during the three-month period.
EEX Groups sales revenue increased by 5 per cent in 2020 to a record EUR320.1 million (2019: EUR304.2 million).
Managed futures funds turned in a second consecutive monthly gain in March returning 0.32 per cent, according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions.