Analysis

Indices: MBS returns rise as global benchmarks fall

Global benchmarks and all regional databases fail to make gains in early March estimates.


Asset Flows: Convertible and equity arbitrage funds attract most new capital in February

Commodities funds lose the most to outflows after a robust January.

Headcount – Maverick moves into quant

Maverick Capital’s latest hires mirror its shift toward quant strategies.



The Position – Crunch time for Agrokor

Distressed debt firm Knighthead is set to reap rewards from a bet on the restructuring Croatian retail conglomerate.


Asset Flows: Commodities and mixed arbitrage see most inflows in January

U.S. hedge fund industry sees net outflows in January.


Emerging Markets Feature – Expanding Horizons

Emerging markets have been hurt by rising rates twice in recent history but perhaps third time’s the charm.


Global growth, weak dollar propel EM-focused funds in 2017

However, a rising rate environment could pose problems.


Headcount – Gramercy’s new emphasis

A Shift towards corporate debt.


2018 Investor Outlook: Investors give range of predictions amid the specter of rising market volatility

Long/short equity, private market, niche credit and emerging managers among the most popular strategies for 2018.


Top 40: Bridgewater, Graham and Perceptive among January’s top performers

Managed futures funds post strong returns relative to peers for January.


Event-driven funds are riding the M&A wave

Record-breaking deals and a business-friendly administration promise rich pickings.


The Position – Barnes and Noble’s bleak chapter

Sandell’s bet on the bookseller suffers.


Headcount: Pershing Square slims down

Absolute Return’s monthly operational overview of a top hedge fund.




Hedge funds build on mortgage gains

MBS managers deliver strong returns though tightening spreads increase difficulty of finding yield.


Asset Flows: Investors pull back from U.S. hedge funds in December

Despite performance gains, U.S. hedge fund assets decline due to redemptions.


Asset Flows: Managed futures are ahead with investments and performance

U.S. hedge funds experience outflows in October.


In Limbo

After profiting from fallen energy companies, distressed debt hedge funds are asking, What now?


Headcount – Teaming Up

Millennium restructures.