The hedge fund industry continued to attract new assets in August with USD30.5 billion in inflows. August’s inflows represented 0.69 per cent of industry assets, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions.
Surveys & research
According to new research (1) from quant technologies provider SigTech, 70 per cent of pension funds and other institutional investors believe demand for custom portfolio solutions will increase strongly.
Controlling the hidden costs of systematic investing whilst maximising alpha creation in a low-return environment
Quant technologies provider SigTech advises systematic investment managers not to assume that an approximation of trading costs is accurate enough to account for real world trading frictions, in a recent paper entitled ‘How to Control the Hidden Costs of Systematic Investing’.
A new study (1) reveals over half (53 per cent) of professional investors believe that over the next two years, institutional investors will look to dramatically increase the level of diversification in their portfolios, and a further 40 per cent think there will be a slightly greater focus on this.
While long/short and global macro strategies continue to be hedge funds’ bread and butter, one-third of respondents to a new survey of 184 alternative investment professionals by advisory and accounting firm EisnerAmper expect LPs to increase investment allocation to event-driven in the next 12 months, followed by credit (25 per cent) and quant (17 per cent).
US equity investor sentiment lifts from lows in October but caution persists amid concerns over policy and politics
US equity investors’ risk appetite has picked up in October from the one-year survey low seen in September, but remains subdued compared to earlier in the year as investors cite concerns over the political environment and perceive waning equity market support from monetary and fiscal policy.
Digital asset investment products saw inflows totalling USD226 million, bringing the current eight-week run of inflows to USD638 million, according to the latest Digital Assets Fund Flows Weekly Report from CoinShares.
The global hedge fund business continues to set, then break, new overall AUM records as investors pour more money into hedge funds and performance gains bolster industry AUM further.
A new survey of institutional investors and wealth managers from the US, UK, France, Germany, and the UAE who collectively don’t currently have exposure to cryptocurrencies and digital assets, reveals that 62 per cent expect to invest in these for the first time within the next year.
The SBAI, a global alliance of alternative investment managers and allocators and custodian of the Alternative Investments Standards, has released the first publication as part of its Culture and Diversity Initiative - Principles of Culture and Diversity Strategies.