The 'Americas Fund Manager Insights Report 2021' special report comprises 13 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Closing a strong year with a positive outlook

Closing a strong year with a positive outlook

Following the hurdles generated throughout 2020 by the Covid-19 pandemic and its repercussions, the capital raising environment for hedge funds over the course of 2021 has been generally positive. Experts at eVestment detail the outcome of 2021. “If forced to make an educated guess, it would seem net flow in 2021 will end up reversing the theme of net outflows the industry has felt over the prior three years.” The data provider adds that there are factors that appear to be positively influencing some segments, but which could hurt others.

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Calvion: Best Macro Hedge Fund

Calvion: Best Macro Hedge Fund

Central to how New York-based alternative asset manager, Calvion navigated the last 18 months was a combination of three factors: “An excellent team and a flexible process which allowed us to quickly react to the rapid changes we all experienced in Q1; a rigorous investment process and risk management framework specifically geared towards the type of macro regime shifts and political catalysts that we have witnessed; and great investors with whom we worked closely throughout the last 18 months,” according to Pascal Kummert, Founder and CIO. 

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Equitas Evergreen Fund, LP: Best Multi-Strategy – Multi-Manager Fund

Equitas Evergreen Fund, LP: Best Multi-Strategy – Multi-Manager Fund

Equitas CEO and Founder, David Thomas voiced his appreciation and pride over winning the ‘Best Multi-Strategy, Multi-Manager Fund Award’ of 2021. “This award is the culmination of years of effort we poured into the Equitas Evergreen Fund. The strength of our organisation, our personnel, our due diligence process, and the resulting performance, deserve recognition. We couldn’t have done it without support from our strong staff, impressive network and, of course, our loyal clients,” Thomas concludes.

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Lazard Asset Management: Best Relative Value Hedge Fund – Lazard Rathmore

Lazard Asset Management: Best Relative Value Hedge Fund – Lazard Rathmore

The Lazard Rathmore strategy has, both over the qualifying 12-month period and on a since inception basis, delivered compelling risk-adjusted returns to investors. Broadly speaking, the strategy aims to deliver equity-like returns, with bond-like risk, while providing a low correlation to traditional fixed income and a low duration exposure. 

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Marathon Asset Management: Best Liquid Alternative Fund – Credit Hedge

Marathon Asset Management: Best Liquid Alternative Fund – Credit Hedge

Firms across the asset management industry are beginning to reflect on lessons learned from the pandemic as we move into a new phase. Andrew Brady, Partner, Co-Head of Corporate Credit at Marathon Asset Management, comments: “This environment has provided reminders to prioritise firm-wide coordination to serve clients by investing with humility and a margin of safety, avoid leverage on investment exposures, and to prepare for the unexpected, especially when risk tolerance is high, and attractive investments are scarce.”