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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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.  

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IFPR Regulation in Focus 2021

The regulatory environment in the UK is on the cusp of significant change. As the compliance deadline for the Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) looms closer, investment firms need to take action to ensure they meet this target. 

Smaller, previously exempt firms might be the ones to experience the biggest upheaval as they need to account for new risk factors and adjust their capital requirements accordingly. 

However, it's not too late to take action. This report outlines the steps firms can take to prepare for this change and the paths which will support them in this journey. 


Data Management & Analytics in Focus 2021

This report examines a number of different dimensions of data management, science and analysis. It stresses the importance of protecting a firm’s data, both from external attacks and internally grown risks.

The report also outlines the growing use of natural language processing, particularly in the arena of ESG investing. As the effects of the pandemic persist, it also underscores the growing appeal of quantamental investing, which sees fundamental managers and quantitative investors working together to generate better returns for clients. 


Prime Brokerage in Focus 2021

The prime brokerage industry has been thrown into the spotlight following events like the Gamestop run and the Archegos collapse. But despite the reputational challenges experienced by some of the larger players, commentators essentially welcome the increasing scrutiny. 

This report outlines the elements of service which have served prime brokers well in the current environment, including the rise of outsourced trading and the appetite for boutique providers. It also identifies the positive outlook for the hedge fund industry at large, which will in turn, take prime brokerage on an upward trajectory as well.