Q&A: Andrew Kandiew

K2 Advisors’ head of operational due diligence talks to Sasha Jensen, CEO of Context Jensen Partners, about the firm’s approach to sourcing managers for its liquid alternatives offering

Interview: Oliver Jaegemann on the AMX

Innovating the hedge fund industry is no easy feat, but Willis Towers Watson is attempting just that. HFM Investor Relations speaks to Oliver Jaegemann on the consultant’s newly launched Asset Management Exchange

Hot or not? How strategy popularity affects marketing and IR

Most investment decisions are driven by individual fund returns – but strategy-wide performance can also be a factor. HFM Investor Relations assesses how hedge funds can prepare for periods when their strategy is either in vogue, or out of fashion

HF allocators remain optimistic; says Context

Institutions and family offices continue to increase allocations, the Context Summits 2017 Allocator Trends Report finds

Investor appetite indices: Emerging markets

Allocators prefer hedge funds run by larger, more diversified managers, Blue Lion Research and IRHalo find

Catching the eye

Investor sentiment towards equity long/short may be thawing, but how do managers in the most-populated hedge fund sector stand out?

Investor appetite indices: ESG

ESG funds have become an established part of the hedge funds universe since 2008, research from IRHalo and Blue Lion indicates

Chasing the green dollar

HFM Investor Relations looks at allocator appetite for ESG investments and business practices, and how managers can tap into a growing trend

Profile: Art of the deal

EnTrust’s merger with Permal at the start of last year was the latest consolidation deal in the FoHFs world. HFM Investor Relations checks in with CEO Gregg Hymowitz to review progress

Distribution trends

In-depth survey by HFM and Citco reveals preference for direct sales tactics, HNW capital and customisation

Industry under attack

Criticism from the media and politicians comes with the territory for many managers. HFM Investor Relations investigates the best coping mechanisms firms should be considering

Selling in a liquid alts slowdown

With the post-crisis period of strong liquid alternatives growth in the US and Europe at an end, what does the future hold for hedge funds looking to enter the retail market?

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