Special Reports

At Hedgeweek we produce a number of special reports, updated each year to focus on jurisdictional, regulatory, technical and product investment issues in detail. Each report is produced with its own independent editorial and supported with detailed contributions from industry experts.

Please browse the list below to select and read our special reports. Please contact us if you would like to receive a schedule of our special reports or participate in them

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SPECIAL REPORT

CLOs in Focus

As investors hunt for yield, the market for collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) is booming. What should investors expect in terms of performance? And how should CLO managers control the underlying risks? In this exclusive report from Hedgeweek, we examine some of the implications of the CLO boom and how asset managers can benefit from rising interest in the space.

SPECIAL REPORT

Fund Domicile Opportunities in Focus 2021

In this special report senior executives at Waystone, a provider of institutional governance, risk and compliance services to the asset management industry, deliver expert analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing fund domiciles and asset managers at a time of change across the fund management sector in Europe and beyond, including how, in the post-Brexit landscape, countries both large and small are jockeying to fill the void left by an increasingly isolated London.  
 
In addition, David Morrissey, Waystone's Global Head of Client Solutions, offers his unique personal perspective on the evolution of the third party management company sector, while MD Neil Coxhead explores the UK FCA's proposals for a new Long-Term Asset Fund (LTAF) regime, and Director Pádraic Durkan examines the rise of the Irish investment Fund management company.

SPECIAL REPORT

Insurance-linked Securities in Focus 2021

Despite experiencing heavy losses since 2017, insurance-linked securities (ILS), especially catastrophe (cat) bonds, proved resilient through the Covid-19 pandemic, with large institutional investors throwing their weight behind the sector. 

This report details the investor appetite for ILS and how the asset class can support the growth of ESG investing. Although cat bonds have taken up most room, interest is moving beyond this sub-group and investors are building more diversified ILS portfolios. The report also outlines the need for proprietary analysis to actively manage ILS successfully. An understanding of risk is also critical as ILS managers need to make sure their investors know what to expect from this allocation. 

SPECIAL REPORT

Investor Relations & Capital Raising 2021

Hybrid business practices are coming into play, following successful vaccine roll-outs in many parts of the world, and the financial industry is adjusting to this new reality. Digitisation exercises have accelerated across the hedge fund world, with investor relations (IR) and capital raising teams becoming accustomed to handling their business remotely.  

This report considers the most significant changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and how the manager-investor relationship has developed. It details the way IR teams have tackled communication and capital raising through virtual interaction. The report also further underscores the role technology has to play in this space, now and in the future.