Opinion

Computers are reprogramming hedge fund strategies and investor mindsets

Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies (ALIS) represent the new computer-led revolution


Undercover IR: Survival of the fittest?

Setting out my gripes with the FoHF industry

Selling customised products

Sasha Jensen, CEO of Context Jensen Partners, discusses the pros and cons of diversifying beyond a flagship, commingled offering for marketers



Substance over style

Finex’s Andrew Gebhardt highlights why exclusionary lists are the best way to show ESG-compliance


Are traditional FoHFs dead, or just an un-hip, ageing product?

In the court of public opinion, traditional commingled fund of hedge fund investing is dead – and arguably has been


Best practice: Launching an alternative Ucits fund

Stephane Berthet discusses the main considerations for setting up an alternative Ucits fund


Parallel problems

Thomas Deinet, of the Hedge Fund Standards Board, looks at how managers can identify and address conflicts of interest


Getting more impact from investor letters

Allocator missives are a valuable way to cement client relationships, says Kyle Dunn, founder of marketing communications firm Meyler Capital


Selling multi-asset products

Sasha Jensen, CEO of Context Jensen Partners, explores the challenges for firms offering products that blur the lines between different strategies and asset classes


Investor intelligence: Avoiding the churn

How applying behavioural checks and balances has improved Aurum’s hedge fund selection process


Undercover IR: Is cap intro past its sell-by date?

One business development pro laments the lack of active investors that many events attract these days


Could a new credit cycle be the catalyst for hedge fund growth?

As the weather warms and spring is in full bloom, there are green shoots in the hedge fund industry. They


Undercover IR: The art of differentiation

Hedge funds need to show how they outshine their peers or risk shutting down, one IR argues



Best practice: Crisis management

Bell Pottinger and Michelmores Solicitors discuss the importance of having legal and communications services work in tandem in the face of a crisis


Fair value?

Following the conclusion of a lawsuit filed by Canadian pension giant PSP against Saba Capital, independent due diligence provider Laven Partners highlights some of the key issues they look for around hedge fund valuations when reviewing managers


Demise of 2 and 20 shows that valuation is in the eye of the beholder

The equity market is overvalued in the eyes of many observers and so are hedge funds. So why are both on so many investors’ minds of late, as they claim fees are at the heart of the alpha problem?


Risky business

As competition heightens for direct lending deals, managers raising senior debt funds should expect increasing scrutiny on sourcing, risk and fees


California dreamin’

There’s plenty of wealth on the West Coast but for hedge funds, the prospects are not always golden.