Changing investor appetites force alt asset managers to change tack in pursuit of growth

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 16:43

With more investors increasing allocations to private equity and other alternative asset classes, largely at the expense of traditional hedge fund offerings, alternative fund managers are examining their strategic priorities and focusing on how to develop products and prepare their business for a rapidly evolving future. »

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Hedge funds gain in October, but managed futures slow overall returns

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 10:43

The global hedge fund industry saw an average return of +0.55 per cent in October, bringing year to data (YTD) average industry returns to +7.09 per cent, according to the October 2019 eVestment hedge fund performance data.  »

Clare Flynn Levy, Essentia Analytics

New study suggests that fund managers can outperform index funds

Tue, 12/11/2019 - 10:36

Active fund managers could preserve more than 1.2 per cent per year, net-of-fees, of outperformance versus passive index funds, according to Essentia Analytics’ latest report. »

Four in five global investors plan to increase allocations to China in next 12 months, according to EIU and Invesco study

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 10:29

Four in five global investors plan to increase allocations to China in next 12 months, according to EIU and Invesco study Over 80 per cent of global investors plan to increase either significantly or moderately their organisation’s allocation to Chinese investments over the next 12 months, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit survey on global investors’ China exposure, commissioned by Invesco. Only 4 per cent plan to reduce exposure to China.     »

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Alternative UCITS having a solid 2019, says LuxHedge

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 09:23

Most Alternative UCITS funds are having a very solid 2019 so far with the LuxHedge Global Alternative UCITS Index posted a tiny gain of +0.06 per cent in October, bringing year-to-date results for the average fund up to +3.22 per cent. »

Edward Glyn, Calastone

Brexit deal drives flurry of optimism among investors, but sentiment remained fragile in October

Wed, 06/11/2019 - 09:32

A flurry of optimism meant investors hit the pause button on their flight from equity funds in October, according to the latest Fund Flow Index (FFI) from Calastone.  »

New research shows two thirds of UK institutional investors see ‘No Deal’ Brexit as negative for markets

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 09:07

New research undertaken by State Street Corporation (State Street) on institutional investors’ sentiments towards Brexit developments reveals that almost two thirds (66 per cent) believe that the UK leaving the European Union without a deal on 31 October 2019 will have a negative impact on global markets. »

Will Goodhart, CFA UK

Investment profession making progress on ethical matters, says CFA survey

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 10:27

The number of investment professionals who find it challenging to adhere to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct (Code and Standards) continues to fall, according to a new Ethics Survey by the CFA UK. »


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