Hedge funds have emerged as the top pick among asset allocators heading into the second half of 2020, outflanking other products such as private equity and real estate as investors’ asset-class-of-choice, according to new data from Credit Suisse, which showed hedge funds have met or exceeded the expectations of some two-thirds of investors so far in 2020.
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New hedge fund launches have slumped to lows not seen since the 2008 global financial crisis, while liquidations hit their highest level since the end of 2015, according to new analysis from Hedge Fund Research.
Most US hedge funds and other alternative managers expect to return to work before year-end, but a majority predict sweeping changes to work-from-home policies and office layouts, with close to a third of New York-based managers mulling a reduction in office space, a deep-dive industry study by Seward & Kissel has found.
The research team at short and leverage crypto token issuer Amun has published an extensive study on the state of derivatives, leverage and short tokens using data from a survey of 629 participants.
Most hedge fund industry employees have been working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, but now firms are split over when staff should return to work and when businesses can resume face-to-face contact with investors and other clients, a new study by the Alternative Investment Management Association has found.
A new report into the global crypto hedge fund landscape from PwC and Elwood Asset Management has shown Gibraltar as the third most popular jurisdiction for crypto hedge fund managers, behind only the US and UK.
Crypto asset insurance company Evertas says crypto investment firms and exchanges could fail to meet the insurance requirements set by regulatory bodies because of a lack of capacity from insurers for covering these assets and a poor understanding of the risks associated with them.
PwC Luxembourg’s 2020 barometer on management companies showcases strong growth for Alternative Management Companies
PwC Luxembourg has published its patented 2020 barometer on management companies (Manco) which showcases the growth of the asset management in Luxembourg.
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Although lauded for their ability to outperform broader market indices, hedge funds’ “Best Ideas” do not excel relative to the rest of their portfolios, according to a study produced by Epsilon Asset Management, a quantitative investment firm, in collaboration with New York University.