Regulatory Roadmap Report

Our premium research reports deliver actionable insight on the latest trends in the hedge fund industry. Each month, Hedgeweek’s analysts explore a new theme using interviews with subject matter experts, data from key sources, and surveys of market participants.
Our premium research reports deliver actionable insight on the latest trends in the hedge fund industry. Each month, Hedgeweek’s analysts explore a new theme using interviews with subject matter experts, data from key sources, and surveys of market participants.
Please browse our previous reports below.

September 2023 | From the SEC’s proposed changes to its Private Fund Adviser Rules, to T+1 settlements and, in Europe, AIFMD II, hedge fund compliance professionals face a rising tide of regulation – and need support. Hedgeweek’s ‘Regulatory Roadmap’ Insights report offers a data-led update on the key regulatory challenges facing CCOs and an appraisal of the ways they’re staying informed.

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An awkward first six months to 2023 for many hedge funds led to talk of investor disappointment and minimal alpha, since tempered by some stronger numbers towards half-end. Hedgeweek’s ‘Hedge funds in H1’ report offers a data-led snapshot of the industry at the year’s halfway mark.

An awkward first six months to 2023 for many hedge funds led to talk of investor disappointment and minimal alpha, since tempered by some stronger numbers towards half-end. Hedgeweek’s ‘Hedge funds in H1’ report offers a data-led snapshot of the industry at the year’s halfway mark.      

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The past 12 months has produced a host of high-profile launches backed by big numbers, big names, and progressive characteristics. In Hedgeweek’s inaugural ‘Ones to Watch’ Insights report we identify the 20 ‘most exciting’ emerging hedge funds in 2023 and the key trends affecting the wider emerging manager community.

The past 12 months has produced a host of high-profile launches backed by big numbers, big names, and progressive characteristics. In Hedgeweek’s inaugural ‘Ones to Watch’ Insights report we identify the 20 ‘most exciting’ emerging hedge funds in 2023 and the key trends affecting the wider emerging manager community.  

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In a year beset by spiralling costs, outsourcing is once again in the spotlight. Hedgeweek’s latest research report – Supporting innovation: the forces driving a new wave of outsourcing, in partnership with SS&C Technologies – analyses uptake and the key trends.

In a year beset by spiralling costs, outsourcing is once again in the spotlight. Hedgeweek’s latest research report – Supporting innovation: the forces driving a new wave of outsourcing, in partnership with SS&C Technologies – analyses uptake and the key trends.    

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This year could prove pivotal for hedge funds’ use of disruptive technologies, with new developments, products, and services poised to see a majority of hedge fund firms using artificial intelligence and big data for investing by 2024. Want to know more? Read Hedgeweek’s latest research report – Turning Point – for the latest data and insights.

This year could prove pivotal for hedge funds’ use of disruptive technologies, with new developments, products, and services poised to see a majority of hedge fund firms using artificial intelligence and big data for investing by 2024. Want to know more? Read Hedgeweek’s latest research report – Turning Point – for the latest data and insights.

Risk & Reward

After a strong start to the year, it has been another challenging period for many equity hedge funds. Which equity strategies are best placed to capitalise on current opportunities? Do investors still consider them fit for purpose? Read Hedgeweek’s latest Insights Report to learn more.

After a strong start to the year, it has been another challenging period for many equity hedge funds. Which equity strategies are best placed to capitalise on current opportunities? Do investors still consider them fit for purpose? Read Hedgeweek’s latest Insights Report to learn more.

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From the Terra Luna crash to the fall of FTX, 2022 was a year of high drama for digital assets. Larger investors may have taken a step back, but investment managers are as bullish as ever about the future of digital asset hedge funds. What’s more, so are traditional hedge fund firms. Why? Read Hedgeweek’s latest Insights report – Building Back Better – to find out.

From the Terra Luna crash to the fall of FTX, 2022 was a year of high drama for digital assets. Larger investors may have taken a step back, but investment managers are as bullish as ever about the future of digital asset hedge funds. What’s more, so are traditional hedge fund firms. Why? Read Hedgeweek’s latest Insights report – Building Back Better – to find out.
 

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This report features insights and forecasts from some of the hedge fund industry’s leading investment professionals – chief investment officers, portfolio managers, economists, and more – from a range of established fund managers and investors, as they look ahead to the coming year following a bruising 12 months…

This report features insights and forecasts from some of the hedge fund industry’s leading investment professionals – chief investment officers, portfolio managers, economists, and more – from a range of established fund managers and investors, as they look ahead to the coming year following a bruising 12 months…

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Capital raising as an emerging hedge fund manager has always been challenging and headwinds have been at full strength in 2022. How are they faring and cutting through to new investors? Hedgeweek’s latest Insights Report identifies the latest opportunities, and the techniques used to stand out from the crowd.

Capital raising as an emerging hedge fund manager has always been challenging and headwinds have been at full strength in 2022. How are they faring and cutting through to new investors? Hedgeweek’s latest Insights Report identifies the latest opportunities, and the techniques used to stand out from the crowd.

Futureproofing Ops Report

October 2022 | As hedge fund back offices grapple with an assortment of pressures, and as tech solutions continue to advance, the allure of automation is greater than ever. Hedgeweek’s latest Insights Report explores how managers’ business infrastructure – and the role of the COO – are changing as a result.

October 2022 | As hedge fund back offices grapple with an assortment of pressures, and as tech solutions continue to advance, the allure of automation is greater than ever. Hedgeweek’s latest Insights Report explores how managers’ business infrastructure – and the role of the COO – are changing as a result.

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September 2022 | The hedge fund hiring landscape is growing more competitive, as managers battle to secure talent across business functions. This Hedgeweek Insights Report explores how major developments in technology, remote working, and diversity and inclusion are impacting recruitment trends, and details how hedge funds of all sizes and strategies are recalibrating their approach to staffing in a rapidly-changing market environment.

September 2022 | The hedge fund hiring landscape is growing more competitive, as managers battle to secure talent across business functions. This Hedgeweek Insights Report explores how major developments in technology, remote working, and diversity and inclusion are impacting recruitment trends, and details how hedge funds of all sizes and strategies are recalibrating their approach to staffing in a rapidly-changing market environment.

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August 2022 | Soaring inflation, stock market upheaval and geopolitical turmoil have rocked global markets in 2022. This Hedgeweek Insight Report examines how hedge funds are adapting to this new investment landscape, charting the major trends impacting manager performance across strategies in H1, and how recession fears and volatility may shape H2 strategy returns.

August 2022 | Soaring inflation, stock market upheaval and geopolitical turmoil have rocked global markets in 2022. This Hedgeweek Insight Report examines how hedge funds are adapting to this new investment landscape, charting the major trends impacting manager performance across strategies in H1, and how recession fears and volatility may shape H2 strategy returns.

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July 2022 | Market authorities have kick-started a range of regulatory initiatives that were put on hold during the Covid-19. This Hedgeweek Insight Report examines how the gathering momentum of regulatory change – including the SEC’s private fund adviser proposals, the EU’s reviews of AIMFD and MiFID/R, and new ESG and crypto frameworks – will impact the global hedge fund industry, and how compliance teams can best tackle the coming regulatory onslaught.

July 2022 | Market authorities have kick-started a range of regulatory initiatives that were put on hold during the Covid-19. This Hedgeweek Insight Report examines how the gathering momentum of regulatory change – including the SEC’s private fund adviser proposals, the EU’s reviews of AIMFD and MiFID/R, and new ESG and crypto frameworks – will impact the global hedge fund industry, and how compliance teams can best tackle the coming regulatory onslaught.

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June 2022 | As the hedge fund industry continues to grow and evolve, the fortunes of the next generation of managers are coming into sharp focus. Many larger firms have weathered the storms of recent years, but start-ups face an ever-expanding array of hurdles. How have early-stage managers fared? This Hedgeweek Insight report explores the changing landscape facing emerging managers.

June 2022 | As the hedge fund industry continues to grow and evolve, the fortunes of the next generation of managers are coming into sharp focus. Many larger firms have weathered the storms of recent years, but start-ups face an ever-expanding array of hurdles. How have early-stage managers fared? This Hedgeweek Insight report explores the changing landscape facing emerging managers.

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May 2022 | With responsible investing trends accelerating and investors pushing managers on their diversity and inclusion policies, ESG is now a key theme for hedge funds. More managers are building sustainability themes into their portfolio-building processes, but with new challenges emerging, how can they successfully stay on top of the evolving ESG agenda?

May 2022 | With responsible investing trends accelerating and investors pushing managers on their diversity and inclusion policies, ESG is now a key theme for hedge funds. More managers are building sustainability themes into their portfolio-building processes, but with new challenges emerging, how can they successfully stay on top of the evolving ESG agenda?

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April 2022 | Greater market mechanisation and the use of AI are offering hedge funds the potential to strengthen trading ideas and boost returns – but the risk of volatility spikes and flash crashes remains. Alternative data is also a key part of managers’ tech arsenal, as challenges stemming from Covid-19, cybersecurity and regulation accelerate outsourcing trends

April 2022 | Greater market mechanisation and the use of AI are offering hedge funds the potential to strengthen trading ideas and boost returns – but the risk of volatility spikes and flash crashes remains. Alternative data is also a key part of managers’ tech arsenal, as challenges stemming from Covid-19, cybersecurity and regulation accelerate outsourcing trends

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March 2022 | New pressure points and the implosion of Archegos saw dramatic upheaval in the prime brokerage industry over the past year. This has created additional challenges but also opportunities for smaller primes amid the dominance of the ‘Big Three’ as virtual networking, and new trends in data and ESG reshape the hedge fund-prime broker dynamic

March 2022 | New pressure points and the implosion of Archegos saw dramatic upheaval in the prime brokerage industry over the past year. This has created additional challenges but also opportunities for smaller primes amid the dominance of the ‘Big Three’ as virtual networking, and new trends in data and ESG reshape the hedge fund-prime broker dynamic

Digi Assets Insight Report

February 2022 | Now valued at nearly $3 trillion and 1% of global assets, digital assets have become increasingly prevalent in institutional investors’ portfolios, as crypto hedge funds have posted stellar recent returns. Though regulatory concerns remain, advances in counterparty oversight and the expansion of exchanges are helping foster market institutionalisation

 

February 2022 | Now valued at nearly $3 trillion and 1% of global assets, digital assets have become increasingly prevalent in institutional investors’ portfolios, as crypto hedge funds have posted stellar recent returns. Though regulatory concerns remain, advances in counterparty oversight and the expansion of exchanges are helping foster market institutionalisation

 

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