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Most buy-side financial firms struggling to deal with ‘significant’ data management challenges, says Alveo survey

Most buy-side financial firms struggling to deal with ‘significant’ data management challenges, says Alveo survey

More than a quarter of decision-makers in buy-side financial firms (28 per cent) cite fragmented and unreliable data management infrastructure that struggles to cope with increasing data volumes as the biggest data management challenge they face, according to the results of a survey by market data integration and analytics solutions provider Alveo. 

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Brazilian hedge funds provide safe haven for domestic investors amid political and macroeconomic uncertainty, says Preqin

Brazilian hedge funds provide safe haven for domestic investors amid political and macroeconomic uncertainty, says Preqin

Brazilian hedge funds are providing attractive risk-adjusted return for domestic investors, with a 23.38 per cent one-year return, according to research published by Preqin, the global leader in alternative assets data, tools and insights. 

FUND PERFORMANCE

Hedge funds generate strongest first half returns in more than two decades

Hedge funds generate strongest first half returns in more than two decades

Hedge funds gained more than 10 per cent in the six months of 2021, the industry’s strongest first half performance in 22 years, despite June seeing a shift in market sentiment which moderated the sector’s monthly returns. Now, managers are positioning for a “dynamic performance environment” heading into the second half of the year, shaped by ongoing Covid concerns, as well as energy and tech trends.

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Hedge funds now offer investors a “compelling alternative” to fixed income, Barclays says

Hedge funds now offer investors a “compelling alternative” to fixed income, Barclays says

As investors look to strengthen portfolio performance amid a shifting economic landscape, a new Barclays study suggests hedge funds now offer “a compelling alternative” to fixed income allocations, and may prove key to bumping up returns as allocators adapt to a “shifting paradigm”.