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Hedge fund allocations soar

Hedge fund allocations soar

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.

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Controlling the hidden costs of systematic investing whilst maximising alpha creation in a low-return environment 

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’.

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Institutional investors and wealth managers to increase allocations to alternatives, says new study

Institutional investors and wealth managers to increase allocations to alternatives, says new study

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.

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Hedge funds diversifying their strategies, but slower to adopt AI and ESG, says EisnerAmper survey

Hedge funds diversifying their strategies, but slower to adopt AI and ESG, says EisnerAmper survey

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). 

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US equity investor sentiment lifts from lows in October but caution persists amid concerns over policy and politics

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.