Profiles

  • CIAM activist boutique continues strong run, plans expansion with UCITS vehicle

    The Paris-based merger arbitrage and event-driven manager is profiting from an increased focus on shareholder activism and a steady level of M&A activity, while also expanding its team and planning the launch of its second fund – in a UCITS structure – before year-end

  • Dexion targets separation of distribution and managing

    Former Dalton Strategic CEO Magnus Spence is leading the development of Dexion’s new UCITS fund platform – which aims to capitalise on the fast-expanding global demand for UCITS product, on the need for investors worldwide to allocate to new types of strategies and asset classes and also on the growing separation between distribution and manufacturing in the alternative investment industry

  • Hendry's Eclectica rides ups and downs in global macro

    Eclectica founder Hugh Hendry has strong views – and he can be spectacularly right as well as sometimes spectacularly wrong. But, for those investors who can tolerate high volatility, his firm’s frequently contrarian macro strategy is certainly one that is driven by conviction

  • Thum on a roll with German-biased CT Invest European long/short equities strategy at Mako Global Investors

    A veteran of Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Marble Bar, Christian Thum is making good progress so far this year with his new fund at Mako Global Investors – applying his long-running and distinctive approach to European long/short equity investing with a dual emphasis on cyclical industries and the German-speaking markets


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Special Reports

  • Smart Beta

    Jun 2015

    Smart beta aims to improve the transparency, efficiency and cost of investing by identifying and isolating different types of factor-based investment drivers. Its adoption among investors has led to a proliferation of sophisticated strategies that are changing the way risk is measured and returns are targeted.

  • Global Review: Spring 2015

    Apr 2015

    The Spring 2015 edition of the HedgeFund Intelligence Global Review provides a unique and useful snapshot of the global hedge fund industry – in terms of all the key data and research points, the major themes and issues facing managers and investors, and the main challenges and changes ahead for the industry.

  • How to launch a ’40 Act Alternative fund?

    Mar 2015

    The investment pool of mutual fund assets is estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2017. Some key questions still remain; what are the barriers to entry, and how can managers launch a ’40 Act Alternative Fund?

Data

May 2015 Global indices

Composite
Index Composite
GlobalMay 15YTD%
Composite0.59%3.40%100%
Emerging Market Debt0.12%2.66%100%
Emerging Market Equity0.54%8.23%100%
Equity1.15%4.35%100%
Event Driven0.81%3.29%100%
Macro0.66%3.44%100%
Managed Futures-0.10%2.31%100%
Single Manager African0.07%7.20%100%

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