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
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?
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?
Managed Futures & Systematic Strategies
For many managed futures funds, 2014 was their best year on record – better even than in their wonder year of 2008. The events of recent months have underlined once again the durability and resilience of trend-following systematic trading strategies, and their capacity to provide non-correlated returns and portfolio diversification to investors.
It remains to be seen whether last October's sharp falls in European equity markets were another bull market correction or the start of a more fundamental change in sentiment and direction.