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

Ex-BTG Pactual team up and running with Amia in macro

The founders of new London-based macro/EM manager Amia Capital have taken the chance to create their own company in their own style – building on their long experience working together and some lessons learned along the way

Insch prospers with novel Kintore FX/gold CTA strategy

Veteran currency and commodities fund manager Christopher Cruden has delivered strong returns with his systematic trend-following gold and FX strategy during a time when many other CTAs have struggled

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

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

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