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Monthly Commodity Insights

Monthly Commodity Insights

🕔13:02, 16.Apr 2019

Trade talk optimism lifts prices, but price gains become smaller We think that in the months ahead, commodity prices will be influenced by the trade deal narrative. Positive news from the talks will lift commodity prices further (such as industrial

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The added value of Alternative Fixed Income

The added value of Alternative Fixed Income

🕔13:02, 16.Apr 2019

The low yield environment of the last couple of years has led to a search for yield which started in public markets but has extended to private markets as well. Many institutional investors have made allocations to a range of

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The Novus 4c Indices Q4 2018

The Novus 4c Indices Q4 2018

🕔11:02, 22.Mar 2019

Conviction • Concentration • Consensus • Crowdedness The Novus 4C Indices track important hedge fund factors through public equities. The data underlying index creation is sourced from an aggregate hedge fund portfolio called the Novus Hedge Fund Universe (HFU). HFU is

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Alternative investments 3.0

Alternative investments 3.0

🕔15:49, 20.Mar 2019

Digitize or jeopardize  Alternatives face disruption, as digitization becomes the North Star of the industry Adoption of digital innovations so far has been a matter of more haste, less speed Alternative investing will shift up a gear, as organic growth

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Guide to Alternatives

Guide to Alternatives

🕔15:02, 16.Mar 2019

1Q 2019  

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The Alternative Asset Investment Puzzle

The Alternative Asset Investment Puzzle

🕔15:02, 2.Mar 2019

How European-Based Asset Owners Are Solving Their Alternative Investment Challenges As asset owners increasingly look to alternatives to help both grow and diversify their portfolios, they are drawing on a variety of approaches to boost their exposure. Today, the conventional

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Hedge funds: A new way

Hedge funds: A new way

🕔15:02, 2.Mar 2019

Hedge funds were once praised for extracting superior performance relative to traditional asset managers. More recently, however, we have witnessed a growing tide of negative sentiment directed at them, driven by a lengthy period of lacklustre hedge fund returns coupled

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Managed Futures /Global Macro 2018 Strategy Review

Managed Futures /Global Macro 2018 Strategy Review

🕔11:02, 25.Jan 2019

2018: Trees Don’t Grow to the Sky Regression to the mean. Or, as we’ve been known to say before, trees don’t grow to the sky. That sentiment seemed to be the theme of 2018 market movement. Stocks finally came off

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Why Merger Arbitrage Should Continue To Do Well

Why Merger Arbitrage Should Continue To Do Well

🕔13:04, 22.Jan 2019

The Weekly Brief The market rebound since end of December is in stark contrast with the adverse conditions that prevailed in December for risk assets. In our view, the main reasons behind the turnaround are related to: i) a softer

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Global Alternatives Outlook

Global Alternatives Outlook

🕔19:02, 18.Jan 2019

2019  To help you navigate this shifting investment landscape, we are pleased to share our first J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives Outlook. 

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Disruption and the pace of change in the alternative asset management industry

Disruption and the pace of change in the alternative asset management industry

🕔19:02, 16.Nov 2018

At the tipping point Sweeping change has taken hold of the financial services industry: robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are fundamentally changing the relationship that financial institutions have with end users, the vast proliferation of data is changing the way

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Co- and direct investments is where the puck is going in a big way

Co- and direct investments is where the puck is going in a big way

🕔05:03, 26.Sep 2018

Opalesque Round Table Co-Investments are equity, debt or other exposures offered by fund managers to their investors directly in the portfolio companies, project or trade in which they invest. They can offer access to high-conviction ideas and differentiated return streams

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Cross-Currents Drag L/Sequity Lower

Cross-Currents Drag L/Sequity Lower

🕔05:01, 18.Sep 2018

The Weekly Brief It’s been a puzzling start to the month. A sector rotation in equity markets has fueled defensive sectors such as telecommunications services and utilities in the U.S. Meanwhile, the détente in Italy in a context where political

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Ctas Lead The Pack In August

Ctas Lead The Pack In August

🕔05:01, 4.Sep 2018

The Weekly Brief European investors bore the brunt of the market turmoil over the course of August. Turkey’s currency crisis and the widening of Italian sovereign spreads translated into an underperformance of European assets versus the U.S. for both equity

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Sunny spells with thundery showers

Sunny spells with thundery showers

🕔15:02, 1.Aug 2018

Investment Outlook  We expect markets to experience heightened volatility in the coming months as a number competing forces buffet the global macroeconomy, causing sentiment fluctuations in all asset classes. Central bank liquidity removal will be a key theme, an event

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Industry leaders on the future of the hedge fund industry

Industry leaders on the future of the hedge fund industry

🕔13:02, 31.Jul 2018

Perspectives Alfred W. Jones opened the doors of the world’s first hedge fund firm almost 70 years ago. He could not have known it at the time, but his innovations would sow the seeds of a new industry that would

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L/Sequity Half-Year Review

L/Sequity Half-Year Review

🕔05:08, 31.Jul 2018

The Weekly Brief Coping With Political Uncertainties. This week, hedge fund returns were dragged by CTAs. Early signs of the Bank of Japan moving out of zero interest-rate policy hit their Japanese bonds and short JPY positions. Some Event-Driven strategies also

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Is Now the Time to Take a New Look at Alternative Investments?

Is Now the Time to Take a New Look at Alternative Investments?

🕔07:26, 18.Jul 2018

The alternative advantage The stock market’s sustained and energetic rise was generally celebrated throughout 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. Considered a sign of strong underlying fundamentals, the increase was seen as an indication of investor optimism about where

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CTA’s withstand the plunge in oil prices

CTA’s withstand the plunge in oil prices

🕔14:03, 17.Jul 2018

The weekly brief There was an escalation of the trade war between the U.S. and China over recent days as China threatened to raise tariffs on another USD 200bn of imports from U.S. Nonetheless, risk assets rebounded since end of

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choppy waters

choppy waters

🕔05:07, 12.Jul 2018

Investment strategy third quarter 2018 Global growth remains well sustained and the business cycle is set to extend further. However, headwinds are firming up with growing political risks and tighter USD liquidity, a challenge to stretched valuations on many markets. On

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Absolute Return Tailored for Risk and Governance Budgets

Absolute Return Tailored for Risk and Governance Budgets

🕔13:03, 11.Jul 2018

Case Study: Bespoke Solutions For years, institutions have turned to Intech® to complement their lineup of traditional managers. In 2016, one of our large European public clients approached us about building a bespoke investment solution to help them meet their

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Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study 2018

Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study 2018

🕔13:02, 11.Jul 2018

Welcome to our sixth annual study of sovereign investors, which gathers unique perspectives from senior investment professionals managing the assets and reserves of sovereign wealth funds, state pension funds and central banks globally. This is a unique undertaking, being an

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How Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Invest?

How Do Sovereign Wealth Funds Invest?

🕔13:02, 11.Jul 2018

Shift into Private Markets Continues Because Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) play such an important role in global capital markets, we continue to track their asset allocation preferences. The following report is an update to our 2015 study of SWF asset allocation. Our

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Timberland and Farmland

Timberland and Farmland

🕔13:02, 6.Jul 2018

Working Together in a Mixed Asset Portfolio Timberland and farmland assets have been used and tracked as components of institutional portfolios for over two decades, establishing a strong historical record of performance, low to moderate risk, and favorable diversification characteristics.

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Where Activists Find Value Despite Market Turbulence

Where Activists Find Value Despite Market Turbulence

🕔05:01, 26.Jun 2018

The Weekly Brief The threats exchanged between the U.S. and China regarding trade and the imminence of tariff implementation spurred investors to reprice an escalation risk. Assets in China and Asia, industrials and resources sectors, as well as export-driven stocks

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