Industry Analysis

  • BlackRock, Lansdowne, Marshall Wace, Pelham lead EuroHedge Awards 2015 winners

    22 Jan 2016

    Lansdowne Partners, Marshall Wace, BlackRock and Pelham Capital led the line-up of this year’s winners at the 15th EuroHedge Awards – which were announced and presented at the hedge fund industry’s big annual gala dinner last night at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel

  • The top performers show their mettle in volatile year

    21 Jan 2016

    2015 was a demanding year for most European hedge funds, against a backdrop of increasingly volatile and fast-changing global macro and market conditions. This is the final list of nominees for the EuroHedge Awards for 2015. We congratulate all the nominated funds and firms for their hard-fought results in a tough and testing year

  • EuroHedge Awards 2015 – final nominations announced

    15 Jan 2016

    With all the performance numbers for December now in, we are delighted to announce the final list of nominations for the EuroHedge Awards for 2015 – the night when the European hedge fund industry comes together to recognise and honour the outstanding performers of the year across a wide range of categories.

  • EuroHedge Awards 2015: updated nominations announced

    17 Dec 2015

    With the performance numbers for November now in, we are delighted to announce the updated lists of nominations for the EuroHedge Awards for 2015 – the big night when the European hedge fund industry comes together to recognise and honour the outstanding performers of the year

  • European hedge fund assets grow by 5% in first half

    29 Oct 2015

    The European industry continued to climb in H1 2015 – albeit more slowly than in the US or Asia – despite renewed Eurozone pressures and a wary attitude towards Europe by US and global investors

  • How to make the most of Cap Intro: an insider view

    29 Oct 2015

    Capital Introduction can be a key part of any manager’s capital-raising activities, for new start-ups and established funds alike. But it can also be one of the most frequently misunderstood areas of the relationship between banks and hedge funds – and one of the most inefficiently used too. So how can and should hedge funds best use Cap Intro as part of their overall marketing and fund-raising efforts?

  • Global Review: Autumn 2015

    01 Oct 2015

    • Global asset survey • HFI Billion Dollar Club • New funds analysis • Investor insights • Performance update • Regional reviews • Industry comment • Hedge Fund Service Provider Guide for 2015

  • Equity and event-driven dominate new funds flow in first half

    25 Sep 2015

    More than 50 new offshore and onshore European hedge funds launched in H1 2015, the EuroHedge mid-year survey shows – with global equity, European equity and event-driven raising most assets

  • Investors remain committed despite spike in market volatility

    25 Sep 2015

    Investor demand for hedge funds remains steadfast despite the challenging investment environment of recent months – especially for macro, event-driven, equity long/short and multi-strategy exposure

  • Could AIFMD be a catalyst for European asset growth?

    29 Jul 2015

    JP Morgan report assesses whether AIFMD could have a similar impact to UCITS

  • Hedge funds zero in on alternative credit finance boom

    29 Jul 2015

    Spurred by bank deleveraging and the post-crisis reform of the finance sector, alternative credit looks set to play a big role in the growth of the alternative investment industry over the next few years – opening up new opportunities for borrowers, managers and investors

  • Will new Fed monetary policy cycle spark performance?

    29 Jul 2015

    New research suggests hedge fund returns are set to pick up again, after a period of relatively lacklustre performance, as the Fed moves into a new monetary policy cycle

  • 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

  • Major changes ahead for prime brokers and clients

    29 May 2015

    On the face of it, the landscape for the European hedge prime brokerage business has not changed much over the past year. Under the surface, though, an onslaught of new regulation has tipped the industry into a state of flux – and there are some major changes ahead, both for the prime brokers and for their clients too

  • Global hedge fund assets pass the $3 trillion mark

    24 Apr 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

    24 Apr 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

    24 Apr 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

  • New surveys point to changing landscape as hedge fund assets approach $3tr mark

    25 Mar 2015

    The global industry is in flux as it adapts to evolving market opportunities and changing investor needs

  • 2014 new European hedge fund survey highlights convergence of the offshore and onshore markets

    04 Mar 2015

    A changing regulatory and investor environment continues to alter the structure of the hedge fund industry in Europe, with as many new funds now launching in onshore as in offshore format

  • AIFMD: AIMA calls for broader passport regime in industry submissions to ESMA

    24 Feb 2015

    In response to the pan-European regulator’s call for evidence from the industry on the issue of AIFMD passporting, national private placement regimes and third-country marketing, the global hedge fund association has called for the EU passport to be extended to non-EU AIFs and also to non-EU AIFMs – while managers pointed to the rising costs and complexity of regulatory and marketing compliance

  • Big bank surveys signal greater divergence between markets, managers and investors

    24 Feb 2015

    Macro funds should be able to benefit from divergent economic growth and monetary policy globally, and are better placed than most to cope with any burst of market volatility ahead of a Fed move

  • Liquidity and financing challenges growing, says Aksia annual hedge fund manager poll

    23 Jan 2015

    Responses to the advisory firm’s annual survey of hedge fund managers point to potential areas of market weakness as 2015 starts on a volatile footing in global financial markets

  • Deutsche survey finds rocketing demand for UCITS and ’40 Act liquid alternatives

    23 Sep 2014

    Growth of liquid alternatives is a very real opportunity for investors who have previously been unable to access hedge fund strategies to do so in a liquid and regulated structure

  • UCITS hedge funds take growth lead as offshore vehicle momentum stalls

    23 Sep 2014

    Regulation and changing investor dynamics are transforming the nature of Europe’s hedge fund industry, with the bulk of growth now being seen in the regulated onshore alternative UCITS arena

  • Changing industry dynamics take a toll on new hedge fund launches

    23 Sep 2014

    Brand-new hedge fund launches – in offshore or onshore format – are still at record lows in Europe, due to a combination of regulatory uncertainty and the changes in the investor base. But the industry’s evolution is driving rapid growth in customised products linking specific investors with established managers through managed accounts, ‘funds of one’ and the like

  • CS poll points to growing investor allocations in H2

    29 Jul 2014

    Event-driven and long/short equity are the most in-demand strategies globally, followed by macro and equity market-neutral. Despite their recent performance pick-up, CTAs are most out of favour

  • Uncertainty abounds as AIFMD comes into effect

    29 Jul 2014

    Many key aspects of fund managers’ compliance with the EU’s new regulatory requirements for alternative investment firms remain unclear – and unresolved – as the AIFMD comes into force. But the cost of compliance is still rising and the impact on the industry could be hard to predict

  • Surveys show impact of investor-driven changes across the hedge fund industry

    29 Jul 2014

    Two major recent surveys – one by Barclays and AIMA, the other by Deutsche Bank – underline the extent to which investors are driving change in the industry, both in terms of the partnerships they want to build with managers and also the operational excellence that investors are increasingly expecting

  • Citco extends lead in Europe as growth returns to the industry

    27 Jun 2014

    Citco has accelerated further ahead of the field among the leading hedge fund administrators in Europe, after a year when fast-returning global investor interest in European hedge funds enabled most of the top players to increase their assets in a changing industry environment

  • New-look prime broking line-up consolidates in changing market

    29 May 2014

    Credit Suisse still leads the field in terms of assets in our latest survey of European hedge fund prime brooking – although Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs remain in the lead by some distance in terms of mandates

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