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Consultant bfinance investigates return of commodities

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 12:48

Commodity investment is back in the spotlight, says investment consultants, bfinance. »

Will Goodhart, CFA

Ethics becoming increasingly important to investment professionals’ careers, says CFA UK survey

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:58

Ethics and professionalism are playing an increasingly significant role in investment professionals’ careers and influencing where they want to work, according to the latest CFA UK Ethics Survey. »

Bill Prew, INDOS

Many hedge funds overpaying for depositary services, says INDOS

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 10:24

Evidence collected by INDOS Financial Limited (INDOS), a UK independent depositary, has revealed that many hedge funds have chosen not to revisit their administrative and depositary arrangements since the implementation of the AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) in July 2014.  »

Kevin O'Shaugnessy, Alpha FMC

Asset managers see digital transformation as a top priority but two-thirds slowed down by legacy systems and culture clashes

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 18:42

New research from Alpha FMC, the asset and wealth management consultancy, finds that many firms (80 per cent) are prioritising their digital transformation, with 61 per cent stating that they are “getting organised”, but nearly a quarter (23 per cent) feel that their digital maturity is “frustratingly fragmented” and that they are beginning to lag behind other organisations. »

Chris Childs, DTCC

Derivatives data challenges hinder systematic risk monitoring and reduction, says DTCC white paper

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 16:58

Eight years since derivatives trade reporting was first introduced, DTCC’s latest white paper assesses progress made against G20 goals and proposes recommendations to further improve the global reporting framework. »

Sol Waksman, Barclayhedge

BarclayHedge MPI survey finds investors question health of the equity market

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:16

February’s spike in volatility caused nearly half (42.1 per cent) of investors to adjust their equity market outlook, according to the results of a survey published today by BarclayHedge and Markov Processes International (MPI). »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Industry leaders envision hedge fund firm of the future

Mon, 16/04/2018 - 10:28

Some of the most senior men and women in the global hedge fund industry have put forward their collective vision of the hedge fund firm of the future in a major new report published by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). »

Adam Stern, PPB Capital

US RIAs struggle to manage private alternative investments, says survey

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 10:50

A survey of US RIAs by PPB Capital Partners has found that while firms are encouraged to provide customised alternative investment solutions for high net-worth clients, such funds prove unwieldy and expensive to operate.  »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

AIMA sets out view of Brexit impact on alternative investment industry

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 13:16

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global representative of alternative asset managers, has published a position paper entitled ‘Brexit and Alternative Asset Managers: Managing the Impact’. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft

Steinbrugge predicts rising short term interest rates will benefit some hedge fund returns

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 13:32

Agecroft’s Don Steinbrugge (pictured) writes that rising short term interest rates should help some hedge fund strategy returns. »

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