Analysis

The operational challenges of crypto-investing

With crypto-markets soaring this year, there have been a rush of cryptocurrency hedge funds launches


Blackstone AAM CEO says it’s truth time for hedge funds

CEO Tom Hill warns managers need to focus on succession planning and creating a genuine relationship of trust with investors

HFM’s ODD update: The big investor concerns

We ask influential operational due diligence experts to explain what is most worrying them at the moment and the important questions they are asking managers



The final stretch – Tackling your Mifid II research unbundling questions

With just a few months to go before the implementation deadline, CorpAxe’s Alex Stewart takes us through changes around research


Why managers should be wary of Priips

With all eyes on Mifid II, incoming retail and insurance investment regulations could raise fresh challenges for managers with European HNWIs


MAP assets top $100bn

Platform providers enjoy 11% increase in H1 2017


Should you be teaching your staff to code?

How far should you be encouraging non-developers to code and what business benefits and dangers could this bring?


Cash management increasingly on the ODD agenda

HFMWeek speaks to a number of investors to find out what they want to know from managers


Operating through disaster in Houston

Hedge funds were forced to put in place their emergency plans as tropical storm Harvey hit the region


Regulatory reform: The wheels already in motion

HFMWeek summarises key changes in tone and substance from US agencies


Managers left to make their own minds up on Mifid II cap intro

As research pricing takes most of the recent focus, there is plenty of debate about how other prime services may have to be priced under the new regulation


Launch predictions for the rest of the year

L/S equity will still dominate but experts also highlight trendy areas of the market


Should start-ups still be checking in to a hedge fund hotel?

Significant players are leaving the space but newer entrants appear to be thriving




Will managers be sold short by Esma’s consultation?

Experts warn European lawmakers seem in no mood to act over concerns about a lack of consistency in member state short-selling approaches


Laying the right foundations

HFMWeek checks in with a number of well-pedigreed recent launches to hear how they have been getting on


SEC targets social media in new exam sweep

US agency focuses on staff using third-party messaging such as WhatsApp and LinkedIn 


Prime Midtown still reigns but a westward migration is gathering pace

Don’t write-off the traditional home of Manhattan managers but there are several reasons larger managers are looking westwards


Three years on: Where are we now with the AIFMD?

HFMWeek explores the evolution of the European directive and how the passport extension and Brexit may impact European and US managers