Research

Quant managers prosper as AQR and Renaissance set pace in latest Billion Dollar Club

The biggest 298 firms now manage $1.91 trillion.


Headcount – Maverick moves into quant

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

Citadel named Firm of the Year, Perceptive Advisors wins hat trick

Hildene took home two awards and Sabrepoint was named New Fund of the Year.



Headcount – Gramercy’s new emphasis

A Shift towards corporate debt.


Absolute Return Awards 2017: Final nominations announced

The 13th annual Absolute Return Awards will honor the top performing managers of 2017.


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.


2018 Investor Outlook: Eagle’s View Capital’s Neal Berger looks to niche-oriented, non-correlated strategies

The founder, president and chief investment officer of investment manager Eagle’s View Capital Management is bearish on long/short equity and quant.


Investor Outlook 2018: Morgan Stanley IM’s Jarrod Quigley focuses on early-stage, specialized funds

AIP Hedge Fund team PM at Morgan Stanley looks to equities, mergers and macro for alpha in 2018.


Investor Outlook 2018: Spruce Investment Advisors’ John Bailey looks to activist managers

Founder and CEO of Spruce Investment Advisors is turning toward activist managers and away from commodities and high yield credit.


Investor Outlook 2018: Morgan Creek’s Michael Hennessy continues to favor equities over credit

Co-founder of Morgan Creek Capital says firm will avoid passive strategies “like the plague.”


Investor Outlook 2018: Wilshire’s Nicolas Amato says administration is driving volatility

Managing director of Wilshire Associates and head of Alternative Portfolio Management Group at Wilshire Funds Management is looking to volatility in equities, event driven, credit, macro and relative value over U.S. activist managers.


Investor Outlook 2018: Clearbrook’s Tim Ng turns toward European and Asian equities

Chief investment officer at Clearbrook Global Advisors is looking to take advantage of inefficiencies in international equities.


Investor Outlook 2018: Pictet Alternative Advisors’ Heinrich Merz scouts for macro, Asia specialists and relative value

Head of hedge funds a Pictet Alternative Advisors still holds a torch for distressed strategies in 2018.




Investor Outlook 2018: Oppenheimer’s Anusha Rodriguez believes “skill-based” strategies excel in high volatility

Managing director and head of alternative investments at Oppenheimer says that actively managed funds are best to navigate highly volatile markets.


Investor Outlook 2018: PAAMCO’s Anne-Gaelle Carlton emphasizes hedging

Managing director and partner at PAAMCO says market timing is “extremely difficult” to predict and is therefore avoiding overexposure to the markets.


Investor Outlook 2018: EnTrustPermal’s Robert Kaplan is showing interest in Japan

EnTrustPermal continues to have a strong focus on special situation/catalyst driven investments.


Headcount: Pershing Square slims down

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


Round 2: AQR, D. E. Shaw, Fortress among nominees for 2017 Absolute Return Awards

The 13th annual Absolute Return Awards will honor last year’s top performing managers.