Analysis

Investors reporting strong gains from Asian HFs

Seeding activity picks up as investors see continuing momentum


Guggenheim Partners: A perfect storm?

A round-up of some of the issues facing the $243bn manager

Annual RIC survey highlights a sector in flux

Closed-end RIC universe continues to contract despite improved performance



Seeking alpha: Ipers’ risk-based approach to portfolio management

HFM InvestHedge speaks to CRO Sriram Lakshminarayanan about the pension’s new search and how hedge funds might fit in


FoHFs kick off fourth quarter with strongest month since July 2016

The HFM InvestHedge Composite Index gained 1% in October, its strongest median return of the year so far


Sidestepping convention

As the use of side letters to negotiate better fees and terms remains prevalent in the industry, HFM InvestHedge explores some of the main drivers of this trend


Composite advances in September to conclude positive Q3 for FoHFs

But 0.3% gain is lowest monthly return of year so far


Belgrave, Corbin lead the winners at the 15th annual Awards

The HFM InvestHedge Awards recognise multi-manager funds that have achieved the strongest risk-adjusted returns in their peer groups


HFM InvestHedge 2017 Hall of Fame

Industry contributions of five pros overseeing over $70bn honoured


Endowment Billion Dollar Club

HFM InvestHedge’s review of US college and university endowment hedge fund allocations shows largely stable commitments, despite a challenging environment


FoHF median gains beat single-manager HFs in August

All strategies post positive or flat returns


Q&A: Highland Capital Management

Business development MD and former San Jose Police and Fire board trustee Damon Krytzer, discusses how the $14bn firm approaches co-investments


Bringing hedge funds in-house

When investors choose to in-source certain strategies, it can have significant consequences for their external managers.  HFM InvestHedge explores the drivers behind this trend, and whether ‘internalisation’ could be on the horizon for more allocators



Strategy outlook: What are FoHFs thinking?

Multi-managers are sourcing uncorrelated strategies to protect portfolios in H2, with the expectation of higher volatility leading firms towards macro and targeted long/short equity managers


Bracing for a backlash

Investment consultants warn that managers who do not absorb the costs of Mifid II research unbundling could face investor


HFM InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club: H1 2017

Muted asset growth, driven by consolidation and focus on customisation, benefits largest players as smaller firms lose ground


Managed account platforms: Assets top $100bn

Providers see 11% increase in H1 2017, enjoying strongest run in five years


Data: FoHFs make positive start to H2 with a 0.7% July gain

Managed futures was the strongest performer with a 2.2% rise for the month