Richard Johnson, Greenwich Associates

Alternative data provides significant and sustainable investing Edge, says Greenwich Associates research

Wed, 22/05/2019 - 10:21

Almost three quarters (71 per cent) of asset managers believe that using alternative data gives them an investing edge over competitors, according to a new study by Greenwich Associates commissioned by business information provider IHS Markit. »

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Hedge funds return to net redemptions in March, but with a regional twist

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 10:35

Hedge funds proved unable to turn February’s net inflows into a two-month trend, as March saw USD11.0 billion in hedge fund redemptions worldwide, a dramatic shift from February’s USD12.1 billion in inflows. »

Ciara Smith, Intertrust

Two thirds of alternative investment managers expect increase in AIFMD assets despite ongoing ‘confusion’

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 10:30

Over two-thirds (69 per cent) of alternative investment fund managers expect to see quantity of assets deployed by managers in AIFMD structures increasing over the next two years. However, 60 per cent cite the variances in how the regulation is interpreted between different jurisdictions as a continuing source of confusion. »

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PwC and Elwood publish first annual global crypto hedge fund report

Mon, 13/05/2019 - 14:40

PwC and Elwood Asset Management (Elwood) have published a report examining the global crypto hedge fund landscape. The report is based on data from research in the first quarter of 2019 on 100 of the largest global crypto hedge funds by AuM. »

Rob Waldner, Invesco

Implicit and explicit factor exposures are key drivers of excess fixed income returns, says Invesco research

Fri, 10/05/2019 - 10:32

Invesco, an asset manager with over 30 years of expertise in factor investing, has released the findings from a new study “Active bond returns – powered by factors,” the first in a series of papers designed to help investors better understand the implications of factor investing in fixed income.  »

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Hedge funds see fourth consecutive month of positive returns in April

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:10

Hedge funds gained an average of 1.26 per cent in April, the fourth consecutive month of positive returns, following a five-month string of aggregate declines closing out 2018, according to the latest eVestment April 2019 hedge fund performance data. »

Pat Lardner, Irish Funds

Funds industry worth EUR837m to the Irish Exchequer

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:06

The funds industry in Ireland contributes EUR837 million annually in direct taxes to the country’s exchequer, with 16,000 people now directly employed in the funds sector across the country, according to a new report from Indecon. »

Guillaume Garchery, La Francaise

LFIS and Quantitative Management Initiative launch quant research projects

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 14:03

LFIS (La Française Investment Solutions), a Paris-based quantitative asset manager with USD12.5 billion AUM, is to fund two new research projects across important themes in quant investing and asset management, the next step in its long-term partnership with the Quantitative Management Institute (QMI). »

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Continental Europe investors and consultants giving hedge funds another look, says eVestment report

Tue, 07/05/2019 - 10:54

The hedge fund industry continues to see asset redemptions despite performance that’s outpacing 2018’s challenging results, as reported by eVestment in April. Now at least one set of investors and consultants – those in continental Europe – appear to be giving hedge funds another look in a big way, according to the latest eVestment Advantage Viewership Report. »

Will Goodhart, CFA

UK investors see less buying appeal in emerging markets and bonds, says CFA UK survey

Tue, 07/05/2019 - 10:41

CFA UK has released the results of its latest quarterly Valuations Index, measuring investors’ perceptions of the value of equities, bonds and gold in Q1 2019. »

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