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Profiles

  • Andurand wins big in volatile oil markets with a well-timed directional short play

    Andurand Capital, the discretionary commodity trading firm led by high-profile ex-BlueGold and Vitol man Pierre Andurand, is on a roll right now after correctly positioning its portfolio to profit from the late-2014 tumble in the oil price that caught many other investors off-guard

  • Event-driven specialist Burren buoyant on opportunity set as corporate activity booms

    Experienced former BNP and Lehman man Andrew McGrath’s hard catalyst-focused event-driven operation Burren Capital is riding high on the boom in global corporate and M&A activity. The firm is now launching a UCITS version of its flagship Burren Global Arbitrage market-neutral fund so as to reach a wider range of investors at a time of fast-rising opportunities – and fast-rising demand – for event-driven strategies

  • Kairos takes centre stage again as European equities stable flies high

    The soaring success of its new Pegasus long/short equity and event hedge fund strategy in its first year of trading in 2014 highlights the renewed momentum building at one of Europe’s absolute return pioneers – the 15-year-old London, New York and Milan-based €7.5 billion Kairos Group

  • Aegon spin-off Saemor thrives with quant approach to European equity

    Saemor Capital – a Dutch quant boutique set up to manage the European alpha equity portfolio of Dutch insurance giant Aegon – has performed extremely well over the past year and a half or so, making close to 30% in 2014 amid volatile and highly directional equity market activity



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  • 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?

  • Managed Futures & Systematic Strategies

    Feb 2015

    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.

Data

March 2015 European regional fund

Composite
Index Composite
EuroHedgeMar 15YTD%
Composite0.72%2.82%100%
Convertible & Equity Arbitrage EUR-0.19%1.70%100%
Convertible & Equity Arbitrage USD0.12%1.91%100%
Credit EUR0.42%2.20%100%
Credit USD0.32%1.37%100%
Currency1.97%5.61%100%
Emerging Market Debt USD0.20%1.39%100%
Emerging Market Equity USD-0.26%1.36%100%
Equity Market Neutral & Quantitative Strategies EUR1.24%3.01%100%
Equity Market Neutral & Quantitative Strategies USD1.50%2.21%100%
European Equity EUR1.23%6.37%100%
European Equity GBP1.04%3.84%100%
European Equity Nordic1.09%4.38%100%
European Equity USD1.09%4.68%100%
Event Driven EUR1.16%2.75%100%
Event Driven USD0.10%3.17%100%
Fixed Income EUR0.24%1.81%100%
Fixed Income USD0.38%1.88%100%
Global Equity EUR0.85%4.28%100%
Global Equity USD0.92%3.60%100%
Macro EUR1.15%3.83%100%
Macro USD0.68%3.94%100%
Managed Futures EUR2.42%8.21%100%
Managed Futures USD2.03%8.29%100%
Mixed Arbitrage & Multi-Strategy USD0.69%2.09%100%

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