Managed futures and systematic strategies
The global financial crisis has posed a tremendous challenge to everybody in the financial sector these past two years. And it may be fair to say that even alternative investment strategies such as hedge funds, which are intended to deliver returns uncorrelated to the direction of markets, have struggled to cope – leaving many investors disappointed with the results. However, there has been one major section of the alternative investment strategy universe – namely, the domain of quantitative trading, and of systematic managed futures in particular.
Global Review Autumn Update (2009)
Assets in global hedge funds slipped a further 5.7% during the first half of 2009 to reach a total figure of $1.72 trillion by July, according to the latest research conducted by HedgeFund Intelligence.
Global Review 2009
After coping remarkably well with the challenges of 2007, the global hedge fund industry faced an extraordinarily difficult year in 2008. Tumultuous market conditions, resulting from the devastating impact of the worldwide credit crunch, meant that hedge fund managers were forced to devise survival strategies in order to cope with the most difficult environment in the history of the industry.
Hong Kong: Ready for business
Hong Kong hedge funds lie at the heart of the broader regional Asia-Pacific hedge fund industry and epitomise what managers are experiencing right now during this global financial crisis. Managers are facing up to stark issues of survival as they assess what they must do to adapt their operations to the new financial paradigm and subsequently profit from the recovery that will follow.