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Lack of polling volatility puts Trump “out of the money” in US election race, says derivatives hedge fund Capstone

Lack of polling volatility puts Trump “out of the money” in US election race, says derivatives hedge fund Capstone

Capstone Investment Advisors, the global volatility and derivatives-focused hedge fund, believes the lack of volatility both in the US election polls and president Donald Trump’s personal approval ratings suggests Democrat challenger Joe Biden is on course to win the 3 November election.

FUND PERFORMANCE

“Active and dynamic” approach helps Syz Capital-Banca March multi-fund vehicle weather 2020 turbulence

“Active and dynamic” approach helps Syz Capital-Banca March multi-fund vehicle weather 2020 turbulence

Oyster BM Alternativos – an alternative UCITS fund of funds launched a year ago by SYZ Capital with Spain’s Banca March, and led by hedge fund industry veteran Cédric Vuignier – has weathered 2020’s turbulence to grow its assets to EUR100 million (USD118.1 million), making gains in Japanese and convertible arbitrage-focused positions.

DEDICATED MANAGED ACCOUNTS

Demonstrating control in a crisis (again): How Covid-19 has reaffirmed the hedge fund allocator shift to dedicated managed accounts

Demonstrating control in a crisis (again): How Covid-19 has reaffirmed the hedge fund allocator shift to dedicated managed accounts

By Joshua D Kestler, Global Head of HedgeMark, BNY Mellon – In the 12 years since the 2008 financial crisis, many large institutional investors have adopted Dedicated Managed Account (DMA) structures in order to address the challenges in commingled hedge funds that were exposed during the crisis. These investors were well-prepared to more effectively manage their portfolios through the market volatility which has resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic while eliminating many of the structural risks that can be exacerbated during a crisis scenario.

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Diligend solution selected by FEG Investment Advisors for operational due diligence

Diligend solution selected by FEG Investment Advisors for operational due diligence

FEG Investment Advisors (FEG), an independent investment consulting and OCIO firm, has selected Diligend, a provider of investment management software, to automate and digitalise the collection of manager data and documents in its operational due diligence (ODD) of investment managers across public and private markets and hedge funds.