Analysis

Old and new names claim trophies in a strong year

The 17th EuroHedge Awards brought success for firms old and new – after a year in which many funds and firms across the board posted strong results


Building momentum again after good 2017 industry vintage year

After the trials and tribulations of previous years, 2017 was a banner year for hedge funds – not just in Europe, but around the world

Top managers pitch best ideas at Sohn London event

Some of Europe’s leading hedge fund managers pitched their best investment themes for the year



CIAM on a roll, lines up new event/activist Ucits fund

Paris and London-based hedge fund is set to launch the Satellite Event Driven UCITS Fund in March


Sydney-based Antipodes expands international reach

Jacob Mitchell’s Sydney-based firm has been building momentum since launch less than three years ago


SR, Pharo, Kairos, Cheyne lead EuroHedge Awards 2017 winners

The 17th annual EuroHedge Awards were announced and presented at the European hedge fund industry’s big annual gala dinner last night at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel


Disruptive tech: neutralising beta, harnessing change

John Sharko and Frank Zmuda – the managers of the Trium CCI Technology L/S UCITS Fund –discuss how a market-neutral strategy can neutralise beta and identify winners from tech disruption


Capricorn team adapt to ‘new normal’ after 2016 loss

Long-running global emerging markets team at Capricorn Fund Managers implement changes after a big drop in 2016 to get back on the winning track with their high-conviction long/short investment strategy


Sloane Robinson on a roll in 2017 as EM powers gains

Although much smaller now than in years gone by, veteran London-based firm has had a terrific 2017 – achieving good double-digit returns this year across its diverse range of long/short equity strategies


Dyson’s Edale leads field with European equities fund

Sloane Robinson veteran Rupert Dyson is having a banner year with his long-biased European equity hedge fund strategy, which incorporates a blend of growth and value-oriented stock-picking techniques


European industry assets hit $720bn in strong first half

Assets increasing on the back of improved performance in most strategy areas, reviving investor appetite and a pick-up in new launches


JKIM eyes growth with long-running Global Opps fund

Having built a 14-year track record quietly from their base in Surrey, Simon Jones and Francis Kirkpatrick are looking to expand the investor base for their high-performing global multi-asset JK Global Opportunities fund, four years after the strategy was converted to a UCITS vehicle back in 2013


Principia gathers pace on Hedge Invest UCITS platform

Long-establised European long/short equity manager Marc Chapman’s Principia looks set for further growth after its acquisition in March by Milan-based alternatives firm Hedge Invest in a move that expands HI’s growing product range



CTA Garraway takes different route to trend-following

Garraway Financial Trends takes a different route from many other managed futures and trend-following firms – deploying a tactical and balanced approach towards the various markets that it trades


Z Investment builds traction with bank capital strategy

Former Barclays structured capital team racks up a robust track record with a strategy that focuses on the regulatory changes that have impacted the market for bank capital financing


Orbis thrives with 27-year-old global equity hedge fund

Bermuda-based Optimal hedge fund follows a classical ‘unconstrained’ strategy – targeting alpha through a long-term, value-based, concentrated and often contrarian approach to global equity


CCI eyes healthcare recovery, targets Europe via UCITS

Oliver Marti and his team are optimistic about the future of the healthcare industry and are seeking to rebuild assets via a well-established UCITS fund, among other vehicles


CS report details reviving hedge fund investor appetite

Credit Suisse’s annual mid-year survey shows allocator appetite picking up rapidly