Analysis

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


Carter’s SW Mitchell small-cap equities strategy on a roll

Jamie Carter is seeing the start of a recovery in the European equity markets at long last, and is making strong alpha-driven returns from active stock-picking in the small-cap space as he consolidates his offshore and UCITS vehicles into a single regulated fund structure


2016 assets and new funds surveys show industry challenges in Europe

The European hedge fund industry continued to contract in the second half of 2016


Polish hedge fund pioneer Macromoney builds momentum

Believed to be the only true hedge fund boutique operating from Poland, Macromoney has made annualised returns north of 22% since launching its equity-biased macro strategy in 2013. Now the firm is targeting a wider audience with a London presence


WHARD Stewart targets diverging global monetary policies

Five years on from its launch by a team of former JP Morgan prop traders, the emerging markets-focused macro manager is building momentum both in terms of performance and also in assets under management