Analysis

Q&A: Bruce Zimmerman

The former Utimco CEO and CIO shares his experience managing the $37bn endowment portfolio


What are the investor gatekeepers thinking?

HFM Investor Relations takes stock of the investment consultants responsible for putting, or pulling, billions into hedge funds

Breaking barriers to entry

What keeps two European allocators from investing in hedge funds



2016 investor review of the year

HFM Investor Relations refl ects on some of the major allocator trends that have made headlines and highlights some of the key highs and lows of 2016


Building alternatives

HFM Investor Relations speaks to Bryan Mullin, the newly hired head of alternatives of RBC’s US wealth management unit about why the Canadian bank is looking to build its alternatives footprint


Moving in Sync

HFM Investor Relations looks at the importance of aligning IR with other business functions


Q&A: Wilshire Consulting

Jonathan Miles, managing director and head of hedge fund advisory at Wilshire Consulting, talks to Sasha Jensen, CEO of Context Jensen Partners, about his firm’s approach to manager due diligence and how hedge funds can play a role in client portfolios


Unleashing the Matrix

Albourne Partners sets out its price discovery fee plans


Managers need to adapt to changing investor preferences

EY’s Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey shows demand for broader alts offerings


The challenges of marketing structured credit

HFM Investor Relations speaks to $3.8bn Zais Group’s president and CEO Mike Szymanski, and Greg Barrett, head of business development and client relations, about getting investors comfortable with the asset class


Profile: Kentucky shake-up

HFM Investor Relations speaks to the Bluegrass State’s $15bn retirement system about its hedge fund redemption plans, approach to the space and need for a cheaper, less complex portfolio


2017 seeding opportunities

HFM Investor Relations explores the trends and challenges governing the space over the last 12 months, which players are most influential and what managers and IR personnel need to consider when striking a deal


Investment consultants face FCA’s microscope

HFM Investor Relations looks at the key criticisms levelled at the investment consultant industry in the FCA’s Asset Management review



Investor intelligence: Inflation on the rise

Why Aberdeen sees global macro hedge funds as a core part of client portfolios


Raising capital in Asia-Pacific

Experts describe a fragmented but promising hedge fund landscape


Profile: Family fortunes

HFM Investor Relations talks to UBS’s Phil Higson and Roman Berri about trends in the family office space


Q&A: Delegate Advisors

Multi-office CIO Bob Borden talks to HFM Investor Relations on their current hedge fund sentiment, due diligence criteria and advice to managers


Where can hedge fund investor relations improve?

Investors want be er quality data and strategy detail, according to research by IRHalo