By Nicolas Rabener, @FactorResearch INTRODUCTION Working in the restructuring team of a corporate finance boutique is like being a trader focused on short-selling. Most money is made when companies falter, and stocks turn bearish. A restructurer’s cyclical counterpart is the ever-optimistic merger & acquisition (M&A) banker that thrives when theRead More
Why cross-border fund domiciles are transforming into fund management hubs
28/10/2020 - 5:12pm
This four-part series begins with “Why Cross-Border Fund Domiciles are Transforming into Fund Management Hubs” as Daniel Forbes, Managing Director, Client Solutions,…
UK impact startups – startups addressing one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals – have raised €1.4B in 2020, with largest rounds going to likes of Octopus Energy and The Meatless Farm Company. Impact investing accounts for over 15% of total European VC investment, 3x higher than a decade ago, and double the […]
US hedge funds said to be positioning for Biden win amid “slim” Trump prospects
By Hugh Leask | 26/10/2020 - 1:31pm
US long/short equity hedge funds are said to be “cautiously” positioning their portfolios on a Joe Biden victory in next week’s US presidential election.
Lyxor Asset Management strategists say…
KPMG and CREATE have collaborated on a new report on the involvement of hedge funds in sustainable investing, which they define as investing that aims at three interlocking results: avoid harm and mitigate ESG risks; benefit all stakeholders; and contribute solutions to societal problems. The involvement of hedge funds inRead More
Trend-following hedge fund strategies have launched a partial fightback in recent weeks, advancing into positive territory so far in October having suffered their worst month of the year during September’s market reversal. Société Générale’s main SG CTA Index, a widely-used industry benchmark tracking the daily performance of a group of the biggest managed futures funds reporting their returns…
Demonstrating control in a crisis (again): How Covid-19 has reaffirmed the hedge fund allocator shift to dedicated managed accounts
27/10/2020 - 12:30pm
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…
Fireblocks surpasses USD150bn in digital asset transfers
27/10/2020 - 4:17pm
Fireblocks' institutional customers, which include exchanges, lending desks, banks, OTC desks, liquidity providers and hedge funds, have now transferred more than USD150 billion in digital assets using the platform.
To meet the growing adoption of digital assets and real-…
Broadridge's AI-driven digital trading platform integrates with Charles River Investment Management Solution
27/10/2020 - 4:25pm
Broadridge Financial Solutions' new artificial intelligence (AI)-driven digital trading platform, LTX, has been integrated with the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) as part of a strategy to…
Hedgeweek names 2020 US Awards winners, hosts virtual networking ceremony
By Nick Evans | 29/10/2020 - 9:00pm
In what has been a year of extreme turmoil and unprecedented challenges, the team at Hedgeweek is very pleased to announce the winners of the Hedgeweek US Awards 2020, compiled in conjunction with…
How consumer data provider Yodlee can help bolster hedge funds’ portfolio-building process
By Hugh Leask | 29/10/2020 - 4:37pm
Yodlee, an information aggregation and analytics provider specialising in consumer spending and credit card sales data, says hedge funds are increasingly seeking out such alternative…
Lazard Asset Management expands alternative investment platform
15/10/2020 - 11:02am
Lazard Asset Management (LAM) has expanded its alternative investment platform, with the addition of a New York-based team and their long/short credit strategy.
Sal Naro, Vincent Mistretta, Michael Cannon and Sanjay Aiyar have joined LAM from Coherence Capital…
Barclay CTA Index loses 0.67 per cent in September
16/10/2020 - 9:56am
Managed futures funds reversed course in September losing 0.67 per cent, according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge. For the year-to-date, CTAs are up 2.09 per cent.
“Trend reversals triggered price declines in global equity markets, energy and precious metals…
Man Group’s shares rise after positive returns and investor inflows fuel Q3 FUM surge
By Mark Kitchen | 16/10/2020 - 12:15pm
Man Group’s shares rose on Friday morning after the London-listed global hedge fund group’s latest quarterly results showed funds under management swelled 4 per cent in Q3 to USD113.1…
Arcesium continues expansion with new Bengaluru office
14/10/2020 - 4:31pm
Arcesium, a leading global financial technology and professional services firm, has expanded its India-based operations with the addition of a new office in Bengaluru.
The new Bengaluru office is expected to commence its operations in the second quarter of 2021 with 200…
M&A surge boosts event driven and merger arb hedge funds amid potential Q4 risk aversion Submitted By Hugh Leask | 13/10/2020 - 3:51pm Merger arbitrage and event driven hedge fund strategies can capitalise on the recent pick-up in M&A activity globally, and help cushion investors’ portfolios amid potential risk aversion as a result of the US election, Brexit and a fresh Covid-19 surge…
Enfusion Selects DrawbridgeConnect to continuously monitor third-party cybersecurity risk
16/10/2020 - 9:45am
Enfusion, a provider of cloud-based investment management software and managed services, has selected Drawbridge Partners, a cybersecurity software and services firm specialising in the needs of hedge fund and private equity managers to…
EPEX SPOT and ECC successfully launch local Intraday auctions in Austria, Belgium, France and the Netherlands
16/10/2020 - 9:46am
The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and its clearing house European Commodity Clearing (ECC) have launched new local Intraday auctions in four countries: Austria, Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
The first trading…
Industry innovators: How CTA veteran David Gorton’s quant firm DG Partners is thriving amid trend-following turmoil
By Hugh Leask | 22/10/2020 - 1:35pm
The aim of London-based systematic managed futures hedge fund manager DG Partners is simple, says founder and chief investment officer David Gorton: “To be…
Axyon AI appoints Adviser to focus on hedge fund offering
28/10/2020 - 4:53pm
Axyon AI, an AI provider for the asset management industry, has appointed Giovanni Beliossi as an advisor to the business.
Beliossi joins Axyon with more than 25 years’ experience in the financial markets, including in advisory, investment and management roles within the…