There was certainly no shortage of talking points at the HFI European Summit 2017 in Paris this month, as leading managers, investors and counterparties assembled at the industry’s big annual European get-together
In the hedge fund world, it is clear that the industry is going through a sea-change – and one that will create as many opportunities for those that are able to adapt to it as it poses threats to those that are not
Many private equity groups have been enjoying a measure of Schadenfreude from the travails of the hedge fund industry of late – deriving no small satisfaction out of the perceived misfortunes of their counterparts in the hedge fund world at a time when their own fortunes have been on the up, at least for now.
Although not universally popular or always successful, third-party marketers can play a key role in helping hedge funds of all shapes and sizes to grow their assets under management. But for the arrangement to work well, and to avoid potential mutual recrimination down the road, it is crucial that all aspects of the contract and the engagement are clearly defined and detailed. In the first of a two-part article on third-party marketing, Edgar Senior focuses on agreeing appropriate economics
In the public arena, people vote with their opinions. In the investment world, they vote with their wallets. Right now the hedge fund industry faces a very big challenge on both counts. In terms of public perceptions and investor satisfaction, this is a critical time