The prospect of remote working becoming the “new normal” amid the likelihood of renewed Covid-19 lockdowns is driving investment managers of all sizes and strategies to re-evaluate their operational infrastructure and business practices in light of this year’s unprecedented events, according to SEI Investment Manager Services.
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Investors are returning to hedge funds, as industry enjoys positive capital flows for second month in a row
Investors continued to add more money to hedge funds last month – after pouring more than USD9 billion into the industry in July – as the sector recovers from a bruising four-month run of withdrawals and allocators drift back to the sector, new industry data shows.
As Wall Street experienced its best August since the 1980s, the hedge fund industry posted its fifth straight positive month returning 2.42 per cent in August, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions.
Outsourced trading demand is increasing as investment firms look to reduce costs, satisfy regulatory demands and expand into different markets. For those offering this service, it is an opportunity to gain extra revenue leveraging their existing platforms.
A paper has been published by researchers at the University of St Gallen analysing an FX dataset from CLS, a financial market infrastructure delivering settlement, processing and data solutions, to identify information asymmetry in the FX market and estimate its impact on FX price movement.
AIMA and KPMG survey: Industry remains resilient during pandemic, with hedge funds “actively hiring” throughout market dislocation
The global hedge fund industry is successfully weathering the global coronavirus pandemic, with firms continuing to build talent and utilise technology to adapt investor relations and ops functions, according to extensive new industry research by the Alternative Investment Management Association and KPMG.
Total assets under management for Europe-based alternatives funds have reached EUR2.00 trillion for the first time as of the end of 2019, according to Preqin's 2020 Alternative Assets in Europe report, produced in partnership with leading European asset manager Amundi.
New academic research by Plato Investment Management’s Head of Long Short Strategies, Dr David Allen, has highlighted the need for investors to move beyond the traditional “bell-shaped” normal distribution assumption that underpins much of industry practice.
Trading volume in bitcoin has decreased by up to 37 per cent globally compared to last year according to Block-Builders.de.
Emerging Markets and Asian hedge funds surged in Q2 2020, recovering from steep losses experienced in late 1Q, with many indices posting gains for YTD 2020 through July.