Analysis

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


Towers Watson charts ‘unstoppable rise of alternatives’

Survey of global alternative asset managers and investors reveals surge of investor allocations into illiquid credit strategies, with investments doubling over the last year


Hadron grows event-driven range with less-liquid fund

The less liquid Hadron Fund Series II is designed to enable founder Marco D’Attanasio and his team to cover a broader range of investment opportunities and target a higher risk/reward profile


Entrepreneurial spirit drives momentum at KeyQuant

Since inception in 2009, founders Raphaël Gelrubin and Robert Baguenault de Viéville have built an innovative and growing operation during a turbulent time for many systematic trading firms


Tolomeo gains traction in systematic short-term equity

Since launching in 2011 as a spin-out from the quant and risk management unit of a large Swiss family office, Tolomeo Capital is raising its profile and attracting new clients


Triton Value thrives on ‘collaborative activism’ strategy

Former Cevian Capital and SEB European equities portfolio manager Roger Hagborg has generated striking numbers with the mid-cap value-focused strategy



European administrator survey 2016

Traditional market leader Citco has retained its long-standing position as the top administrator for European hedge funds


Market shares by mandates and by assets for the top PBs in 2016

Morgan Stanley continues to lead in terms of total European hedge fund mandates


High-conviction global equity approach pays for Altavista

High-conviction and long-term, alpha-focused investing approach has delivered good gains for the fund’s often contrarian global equity strategy – especially in bad and volatile stockmarket periods


Activist-led CIAM follows UK expansion with 13% Q1 gain

The Paris-based event-driven firm is in growth mode, with a new office in London and recent hires including an experienced equity partner and a new head of sales development – while its fund is making hay, thanks to a long-running activist play on Euro Disney


CTA Mount Lucas targets Europe with MLM Index UCITS

Long-established US-headquartered manager rolls out UCITS version of its 25-year-old MLM Index investment strategy at a time of rising global investor demand for exposure to beta, liquid alternatives and alternative risk premia