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.
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The London Metal Exchange (LME) has issued a discussion paper on market structure, putting forward a set of proposals designed to enable the Exchange to modernise and adapt to emerging trends and evolving customer needs.
Proprietary trading firms show increasing appetite for new emerging markets in 2021, says Avelacom survey
A survey by Market Intelligence specialists, Acuiti, commissioned by Avelacom, a global connectivity and IT infrastructure provider for the financial services industry, has found that in their efforts to stabilise trading revenues, proprietary trading firms are overwhelmingly interested in trading new emerging markets.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) has identified the key priorities where financial market infrastructures (FMIs) should focus in the coming years to proactively and effectively manage risk in a post-pandemic environment.
An unprecedented number of delays when sending out orders to market is costing hedge fund managers USD20 million per year, according to new research from TradingScreen.
Hedge fund adviser Headstart Advisers posted stellar returns in 2020 as volatility returned to global markets, outpacing peers.
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.
New hedge fund launches increased to the highest level in five quarters in Q3 2020 on optimism in the US economy, as managers and investors positioned for acceleration of performance gains and capital growth into 2021, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, released today by HFR.
Over 70 per cent of hedge fund firms are confident about business prospects in 2021, says new AIMA HFCI index
Over 70 per cent of hedge fund firms are positive about their business prospects for the coming year, according to AIMA's new Hedge Fund Confidence Index (HFCI).
The hedge fund industry reversed two consecutive months of losses in November, returning 5.54 per cent for the month, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions.