Ken Heinz, HFR

Hedge fund assets eclipse 2018 record

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:38

Total hedge fund assets increased to USD3.245 trillion in the second quarter of the year, narrowly eclipsing the previous record level of USD3.244 trillion in Q3 2018, according to the latest HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

Sol Waksman, Barclayhedge

Hedge fund flows turn positive again in May

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:45

Hedge funds reversed a brief two-month redemption trend in May with USD800 million in industry inflows, a turnaround from April’s USD9.4 billion in redemptions, according to Barclay Fund Flow Indicator published by BarclayHedge. »

Sol Waksman, Barclayhedge

Barclay CTA Index gains 1.59 per cent in June

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:20

CTA funds posted a 1.59 per cent return in June, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Index has gained 3.84 per cent through June. »

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Hedge funds up 1.83 per cent in June, says Eurekahedge

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 13:00

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 1.83 per cent in June, bringing its year-to-date return to 5.84 per cent, according to the July2019 edition of the Eurekahedge report. »

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US life insurers continue to reduce hedge fund investments

Fri, 12/07/2019 - 10:42

For a third straight year, the US insurance industry as a whole pulled back from hedge fund investments, by roughly USD2 billion in 2018 to USD14.4 billion, with the life/annuity segment reporting a year-over-year reduction of more than 18 per cent, the largest among the major industry segments, according to an AM Best special report. »

Nadim Shameem, SmartStream

SmartStream paper highlights importance of managing intraday liquidity to generate revenue

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:37

SmartStream Technologies, a financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions provider, has released a white paper informing financial institutions of the regulatory pressures imposed on intraday liquidity requirements.  »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Hedge funds increase co-investment and customise offerings with investors as industry moves beyond ‘2 and 20’ fee structure

Wed, 10/07/2019 - 10:18

The classic ‘2 and 20’ fee model is no longer the standard structure charged by the hedge fund industry, according to the results of a new survey undertaken by AIMA and FSM. The survey reveals that as fund managers and investors focus on customisation and deeper partnerships to align interests, attention is no longer solely on fees. »

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Hedge fund managers up 1.82 per cent in June on the back of the US-China trade talk optimism

Tue, 09/07/2019 - 13:50

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rallied 1.82 per cent in June, supported by the strong equity market performance on the back of optimism over the progress of US-China trade talk.  »

Kevin O'Shaugnessy, AlphaFMC

Asset management industry increases spend on digital transformation by GBP8 million a year in last year

Tue, 09/07/2019 - 13:40

Over the past 12 months the asset management industry has made significant progress in advancing its digital capabilities, according to the latest Digital Readiness Survey from Alpha FMC, an asset and wealth management consultancy. »

Mark O'Hare, Preqin

European alternatives industry hits EUR1.62 trillion in assets

Tue, 09/07/2019 - 08:37

Although the macroeconomic picture for Europe has been muted in the past 24 months, the continent’s alternatives industry is moving from strength to strength, according to Preqin’s second annual Alternatives in Europe report in published in partnership with Amundi. »

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