Research

Awards Nominations (Round 2): Don’t be left out

How to ensure you are considered in the second round of nominations for the annual Absolute Return Awards.


Did you launch a new fund in 2017? Don’t be left out of our new funds roundup

The bi-annual research piece will track the progress of new funds launched by new and existing firms.

PIMCO, QIM, Renaissance among initial nominees for 2017 Absolute Return Awards

The awards ceremony will be held March 8 2018.



Status Update

Absolute Return checks in with last year’s award-winning hedge funds


Largest launches gravitate to old standards despite industrywide fee pressure

Holocene Advisors and Light Sky Macro both charge some clients “2 and 20,” while Centiva embraces much-maligned “pass-through” expenses.


Now accepting nominations for the 2017 Absolute Return Awards

Last year’s winners included Brigade, Renaissance and Wexford. Please ensure you contact us to be considered.


Managed futures funds win big in third quarter flows report

Redemptions for event-driven and MBS funds.


In Depth – Rising markets create hedging headache

Long/short equity funds are battling a low interest rate and low-volatility market where all bets are off.


Headcount – Balyasny’s natural selection

Absolute Return’s regular analysis of recruitment trends at the largest U.S. hedge funds.


Asset Flows: Distressed funds surge in September

Macro funds suffer outflows.


The Perception Problem – Gasthalter retains top spot in annual hedge fund PR ranking

Though few funds opt for advertising, public relations engagements are on the rise.


The Market Move – Back to banks

Financials soar on interest rate expectations.


The Position – Greenlight generates positive reaction

David Einhorn’s Chemours stake proves profitable.




Tiger Global, Coatue, Glenview lead strong year for equity managers: Q3 returns roundup

Trend- following managers are on track for their worst year since 2011.


Launch activity picks up pace though fundraising remains stalled

Some 46 new hedge funds in the U.S. raised $10.3 billion in the first half.


Machine madness: Systematic managers hit new heights in latest Billion Dollar Club

The biggest 307 hedge funds now manage $1.89 trillion.


The Market Move – Greenback decline confounds the fundamental crowd

Absolute Return’s recurring feature analyzing a shift in financial markets and its effect on top hedge funds.


Headcount – Playing Offense

Citadel continues hiring spree.