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Refining alpha in the hedge fund world

Refining alpha in the hedge fund world

🕔09:58, 22.Sep 2020

The current challenging market environment suggests a greater need than ever for alternatives. Hedge funds, which target differentiated, positive absolute returns, provide clear potential benefits. However, institutional investors have …

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A good story drives markets…

A good story drives markets…

🕔09:45, 11.Sep 2020

Narratives, US election and CTAs The US presidential election is less than two months away. As usual, many observers label this election as perhaps the most important one ever. This time, it might very well be true. Many observers are

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Alternatives in 2020

Alternatives in 2020

🕔17:41, 4.Sep 2020

Alternatives AUM exceeds $10tn milestone amid challenging market conditions The alternatives industry has just set a new record: global assets under management (AUM) have surged to $10.31tn. We’re now well on our way to meeting Preqin’s 2018 forecast of $14tn

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Interest rates, Japanese equities and US elections in this Week’s Top Five

Interest rates, Japanese equities and US elections in this Week’s Top Five

🕔10:59, 22.Aug 2020

#34 The holidays are coming to an end and you might have to catch up on research. Hereby a quick overview of the best read research on OpinioPro this last week. A variety of topics is addressed – you can

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Private equity is from Mars; hedge funds are from Venus

Private equity is from Mars; hedge funds are from Venus

🕔15:11, 14.Aug 2020

Uncommon truths What role can alternative assets play in our model asset allocation framework? We look at real estate, commodities, private equity, hedge funds, diamonds and fine wines. We think some are core assets, others tactical while some have no

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Leverage and margin spirals in fixed income markets during the Covid-19 crisis

Leverage and margin spirals in fixed income markets during the Covid-19 crisis

🕔14:17, 29.May 2020

BIS Bulletin Key takeaways For a two-week period in mid-March 2020, government bond markets experienced uncharacteristic turbulence, sometimes selling off sharply in risk-off episodes when they would normally attract safe haven flows. Evidence in the US Treasury market points to

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K2 Hedge Fund Strategy Outlook—Q2 2020

K2 Hedge Fund Strategy Outlook—Q2 2020

🕔14:32, 8.May 2020

Q2 2020 Outlook: Summary In our view, pricing dislocations between companies, industries, regions and asset classes due to the impact of COVID-19 and corresponding price adjustments offer abundant opportunities for select hedged strategies. The length and depth of both the

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Alternative Investments In Depth Report—Speedboats and Battleships

Alternative Investments In Depth Report—Speedboats and Battleships

🕔15:09, 3.Apr 2020

Key Insights Many “risky assets” ended 2019 near or above all-time highs, but we continue to caution investors not to become complacent. While the prospect of modest global economic growth in 2020 exists, we see risks in the credit cycle

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CTAs lead the pack on global risk appetite. what’s next?

CTAs lead the pack on global risk appetite. what’s next?

🕔08:08, 28.Feb 2020

Risk assets have largely shrugged off recent headwinds on the back of robust macro and corporate dynamics in the U.S. The Q4-2019 earnings season delivered better than expected outcomes especially in the Technology sector. Meanwhile, labor market conditions remain buoyant

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The Market Environment for Trendfollowing

The Market Environment for Trendfollowing

🕔16:50, 17.Feb 2020

An evaluation of Trendfollowing in managed futures over the past three decades The performance of managed futures,1 particularly trendfollowing strategies (“Trendfollowing”), has been mixed in recent years. Although returns in the industry have been strong year to date, the performance

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2020 Global Alternatives Outlook

2020 Global Alternatives Outlook

🕔07:42, 7.Feb 2020

ONE-DIMENSIONAL. FLAT. SILOED. GENERIC A common criticism of alternatives investment guidance is that it lacks the depth, breadth and context to have a meaningful impact on broader portfolio design and implementation. In this, our second annual Alternatives Outlook, with an

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Hedge Fund reactions to the coronavirus

Hedge Fund reactions to the coronavirus

🕔13:52, 6.Feb 2020

Uncertainty remains but we still expect a transitory economic impact from the Coronavirus outbreak. In a best- case scenario, authorities measures could help reverse the trend within weeks, with containment by the end of Q1. In a base-case scenario, the

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Which alternative strategy to hedge against abond sell-off?

Which alternative strategy to hedge against abond sell-off?

🕔15:20, 7.Jan 2020

The year that has just started will challenge investors’ expectations, just as 2019 eventually contradicted the bearish mood that prevailed one year ago. For the time being, risk appetite remains strong and we believe it is unlikely to be derailed

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Machine learning in hedge fund investing

Machine learning in hedge fund investing

🕔17:54, 16.Dec 2019

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are prevalent in all aspects of everyday life and play an ever-increasing role in investing. Machine learning investment strategies aim to deliver persistent, uncorrelated alpha streams while adapting to changes in market conditions—without the human

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When focusing on the future, where do you look?

When focusing on the future, where do you look?

🕔12:53, 5.Dec 2019

2019 Global Alternative Fund Survey The alternative asset management industry must pivot strategies to focus on the future and make real-time adjustments that control that path.  

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Macro And Hedge Funds Q1 2020 Outlook

Macro And Hedge Funds Q1 2020 Outlook

🕔09:08, 27.Nov 2019

Soft manufacturing surveys are bottoming out, pointing to a turn in hard data. Monetary accommodation and less uncertainty on most trade fronts have been key contributors to this inflection, as well as front-loading ahead of the September tariffs. A modest

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Small,medium,large hf: how to choose?

Small,medium,large hf: how to choose?

🕔12:09, 18.Nov 2019

Should alternative portfolios favor smaller, medium, or larger hedge funds? The choice might not be as obvious as before and may be more dependent on the stage of the business cycle. For many years, small hedge funds have steadily outperformed

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Why CTAs

Why CTAs

🕔13:09, 7.Nov 2019

Investors’ three main arguments for investing with CTAs are: Absolute Returns Since the turn of the millennium, CTAs (Société Générale CTA Index) have performed in line with global equities (MSCI World Total Return Gross) but at a significantly lower volatility. Diversification CTAs’ return stream stems from

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What’s the BEST managed futures program?

What’s the BEST managed futures program?

🕔08:35, 4.Nov 2019

Semi-Annual Futures Rankings What’s the BEST managed futures program?  That’s a tricky one. Do you mean: Best last year? Best for all time? Best risk-adjusted return? Best in terms of lowest drawdowns? We can all see which programs logged the

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Legends4Legends

🕔08:00, 2.Oct 2019

Legends4Legends, 2nd October, EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam,  Alternatives 4 Children – a leading Charity of the investment industry – brings you a unique investment conference. A true legend stands the test of time. Our event brings you today’s investment Legends

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Survivorship Bias and the Walking Dead

Survivorship Bias and the Walking Dead

🕔18:19, 9.Sep 2019

Survivorship bias, the predisposition to evaluate a data set by focusing on the “survivors” rather than also examining the record of non-survivors, is important to understand for hedge fund peer groups, which tend to have a relatively large number of

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In Harmony How hedge funds and investors continue to strike the right note in aligning their interests

In Harmony How hedge funds and investors continue to strike the right note in aligning their interests

🕔18:05, 9.Sep 2019

The findings from this year’s survey are based not only on what is current practice between hedge funds and investors, but also potential future developments and how these could be best implemented. Below are the six key takeaways that emerged

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Comparing liquid alternatives and hedge funds

Comparing liquid alternatives and hedge funds

🕔17:43, 30.Aug 2019

Liquid alternatives (typically regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940) and hedge funds (often lightly regulated legal structures) are public and private vehicles that investors use to access a variety of alternative investment strategies. To compare and contrast them,

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2019 Crypto Hedge Fund Report

2019 Crypto Hedge Fund Report

🕔19:02, 4.Jul 2019

This report provides an overview of the global crypto hedge fund landscape and offers insights into quantitative elements such as liquidity terms and performance, as well as qualitative aspects such as best practice with respect to custody and governance. By

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Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flow Report

Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flow Report

🕔15:02, 24.Apr 2019

Investors once again showed their dissatisfaction with underperforming products with elevated redemptions in March 2019. The outflows were enough to push Q1 into negative territory, which also made Q1 2019 the fourth consecutive quarter of redemptions for the industry. Despite

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