Industry Analysis

  • Cost, consolidation, regulation reshape admin business

    26 Jun 2015

    The opportunities and challenges faced by the fund administration industry within Europe are growing apace, at a time of significant changes in the strategies of individual firms and in the overall dynamics of the business


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

    26 Jun 2015

    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

    26 Jun 2015

    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

    26 Jun 2015

    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

    26 Jun 2015

    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



  • Opinion: time for the industry to show value to society

    26 Jun 2015

    There are many differences between the cultures and attitudes of the hedge fund industry in America and in Europe. In the US, managers are more comfortable with the idea of making money. They are more visible and conspicuous in their giving and their philanthropy. They are openly proud of their success and the ways in which they embody the American Dream


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