Research

Billion Dollar Club: Growth stalls as mega-managers undergo reshuffling

The biggest 309 hedge funds now manage $1.88 trillion.


New funds fall short despite handful of mega launches

New launches stalled pulling in $19.2 billion – the lowest total since 2010.

Goldman Sachs remains top prime broker for new launches

Absolute Return charted the new HF business earned by prime brokers in 2016.



Top honors for Brigade with three trophies at annual Absolute Return Awards

Renaissance and Fortress also among top winners.


Firm of the Year nominee: Magnetar Capital

Fixed income and energy contributed to gains in 2016.


Firm of the Year nominee: Whitebox Advisors

"Patience and nimbleness" was key in earning Whitebox five nominations for this year's Awards.


Firm of the Year nominee: Wexford Capital

Bets on distressed debt and energy contributed to success in 2016.


Firm of the Year nominee: Marathon Asset Management

The global credit manager profited from emerging markets investments and sold a minority stake to Blackstone Group in 2016.


Absolute Return Awards: Final nominations announced

The 12th annual Absolute Return Awards will honor the top performing managers of 2016.


Fortress, Halcyon and Magnetar among new nominees for 2016 Absolute Return Awards

The 12th annual Absolute Return Awards will honor this year's top performing managers.


2017 Investor Outlook

Absolute Return's annual discussion with top investors and allocators on their predictions and outlook for the coming year. Views from Clearbrook, Neuberger Berman and PAAMCO among others.


2017 Investor Outlook: Morgan Creek Capital’s Michael Hennessy favors equities over credit

Co-founder and managing director of $2.5 billion Morgan Creek Capital Management explains why he favors equities for 2017.


2017 Investor Outlook: Morgan Stanley Investment Partners’ Jarrod Quigley foresees the return of alpha in L/S equity space

Forecasts from the managing director of Morgan Stanley Investment Partners, which manages $23.65 billion.



2017 Investor Outlook: Neuberger Berman’s David Kupperman anticipates opportunities in potential regulatory reforms

The managing director and co-head of NB Alternative Investment Management at $55 billion firm Neuberger Berman, discusses plans to watch changing regulation in the new administration.


2017 Investor Outlook: Oppenheimer’s Anusha Rodriguez sees unique opportunities in infrastructure

Insights from the head of the $2.5 billion Alternative Investments Group at Oppenheimer Asset Management.


2017 Investor Outlook: PAAMCO’s Anne-Gaelle Carlton favors relative value

Investment insights from managing director and partner at $24.5 billion fund of funds and advisory firm PAAMCO.


2017 Investor Outlook: Pictet Alternative Advisors’ Nicolas Campiche remains cautious and looks to non-directional strategies

The CEO of $20.12 billion Pictet Alternative Advisors discusses the coming year for investments.


2017 Investor Outlook: Protégé Partners’ Michael Weinberg bullish on merger arbitrage

Views on 2017 investments from chief investment strategist at Protégé Partners, which has approximately $1 billion under management.