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  • April 2015

    Global hedge fund assets pass the $3 trillion mark

    April 24, 2015

    Global hedge fund assets have almost certainly passed the $3 trillion mark for the first time as a result of the strong first-quarter performance by hedge funds around the world

  • European hedge fund assets tread water in 2014 after weak H2 gains

    April 24, 2015

    Assets in both offshore and onshore European hedge funds fell back in the second half of last year, as a result of lacklustre returns in most strategies and AUM falls at some of Europe’s top firms

  • AIFMD: the challenges and pitfalls with reverse solicitation in Europe

    April 24, 2015

    Nine months on from the introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, there is still considerable uncertainty as to what exactly constitutes ‘reverse solicitation’ – and what kind of marketing is actually allowed in different jurisdictions. INDOS Financial founder and CEO Bill Prew – formerly COO at Moore Capital spin-out James Caird Asset Management and European CFO at Barclays Global Investors – looks at the challenges and risks for managers seeking to market their funds to investors across Europe

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

    April 24, 2015

    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

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

    April 24, 2015

    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

    April 24, 2015

    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

    April 24, 2015

    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


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