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

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

Can hedge funds benefit from the UK pension shake-up?

Dramatic reform of public pensions could hit certain hedge fund allocations but experts say there could also be opportunities for funds with well-targeted marketing efforts

Honing in

HFM Investor Relations speaks to Kent Clark and David Mullane of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s AIMS unit about their manager research process

Best practice: Choosing a third-party marketer

Madrague Capital’s Johannes Asp outlines the key factors to consider when going through the process

Profile: AP1

HFM Investor Relations speaks to Martin Källström, head of alternatives at one of Sweden’s national pension schemes, about the changing hedge fund landscape