US Hedge Fund Services 2017

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 14:43

This Hedgeweek Special Report examines the challenges faced by US hedge fund start-ups and established managers in a market driven by a prolonged bull run, unravelling a range of issues and the resulting solutions being developed by service providers

The 'US Hedge Fund Services 2017' special report comprises 4 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Hedgeweek

US hedge funds cool on raising funds in Europe

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 14:54

Hedge funds have finally enjoyed a sustained period of good performance over the past 12 months, going some way to assuage investor concerns. The HFRI North America Index is up 5.54 per cent YTD, and up 8.68 per cent over a one-year period; slightly higher than the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (7.16 per cent).  »

Tony Fischer, UMB Fund Services

Interval and tender‑offer funds offer elegant solution

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 15:01

New research conducted by UMB Fund Services (UMB) in partnership with FUSE Research Network suggests that interval funds and tender offer funds – collectively referred to as unlisted `closed-end funds' (CEFs) – are starting to show real momentum and growth in the marketplace. Not only that, but with no single asset manager (or concentrated group of managers) dominating the space, there is plenty of opportunity for new entrants eager to support the growing demand for non-correlated returns. »

Joy Crouse, Circle Partners

Building traction as a US onshore administrator

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 15:06

Circle Partners has been providing offshore and European onshore support for the last 17 years. The current focus of expansion is to support US managers by providing onshore fund administration services for the same.  »

Joanne Huckle, Ogier

US managers choosing funds-of-one and PE vehicles

Thu, 26/10/2017 - 15:11

It is a trend that has steadily gathered momentum over the last five years and one that shows no sign of abating: namely that the big US hedge fund groups continue to get bigger and attract most of the institutional money.  »

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