Research

Global HF assets exceed all-time peak to surpass $3trn in 2017

HFM Global survey shows traditional global hedge fund industry grew 7.1% in full calendar year


The truth about hedge fund performance

Aima responds to CEM Benchmarking’s ‘hedge fund reality check’

Online poll: Does your firm have a formal review process for marketing/advertising materials

One-tenth of managers only check collateral during annual compliance update



Online poll: How ready are hedge funds for the GDPR?

Most firms appear confident although a sizable minority have big concerns


Investors favour client events for manager interaction – HFM research

White papers a ‘missed opportunity’; podcasts and videos least useful


Online poll: Opinion split on likely impact of Mifid II ‘best ex’ disclosures

Slim majority thinks rules unlikely to usher in significant change, or will have little or no impact


Online poll: Scrutiny of alt data usage in ODD

One quarter say it’s getting more attention in operational due diligence


Online poll: Hedge funds appear bullish on prospects for the full year

Nearly two-fifths predicting double-digit 2018 returns


Online poll: Market participants split over CFTC budget cuts

Senior staff at derivatives regulator warn of risks to market




Online poll: Hedge funds dip toes into Chinese oil futures

Contract is first futures product to be traded by overseas entities without mainland presence


Online poll: Has ESG been a factor in you winning or losing mandates?

One-third of managers indicate it has impacted whether they win business


Online poll: Hedge funds split on Treasury move to close carried interest ‘loophole’

Forty-three per cent of managers say industry should mount a robust legal challenge