Opinion


Profiles

  • Maverick-backed Westray starts well on Trium platform

    Seeded by Lee Ainslie’s Maverick Capital and backed by the infrastructure of Trium Capital, experienced long/short manager Selvan Masil’s nascent hedge fund boutique has got off to a strong start with its focus on high-conviction, long-term fundamental stock-picking – and expects to gain from global investors’ renewed appetite for exposure to European equities

  • The value of diversification: Algebris broadens its reach

    Having recovered its $2.5 billion asset base after a challenging spell in 2011, the TCI-backed investment firm led by founder Davide Serra is repositioning itself as a broader institutional asset management operation with a diverse range of offerings

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

    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

    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



Research & Rankings

  • Could AIFMD be a catalyst for European asset growth?

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

  • Hedge funds zero in on alternative credit finance boom

    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?

    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

    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

    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


Events

  • Taking the air in Paris: report from the HFI Summit

    The mood at this year’s big annual industry gathering in Europe was upbeat, but mixed. Optimism at the fast-expanding opportunities for growth and strong returns across the alternative asset management business was tempered with an air of apprehension at the many macro-economic, geo-political, regulatory and investment uncertainties and challenges facing all those involved in the industry

  • Fresh names dominate the EuroHedge Awards for 2014 after a capricious year

    The 14th EuroHedge Awards featured an encouragingly new-looking roll-call of winners and nominees for 2014, after a very changeable and challenging year in which systematic strategies stole the show


Special Reports

  • Smart Beta

    Jun 2015

    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

    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?

Data

June 2015 European regional fund

Composite
Index Composite
EuroHedgeJun 15YTD%
Composite-1.08%2.58%100%
Convertible & Equity Arbitrage EUR-1.73%0.79%100%
Convertible & Equity Arbitrage USD-1.85%1.67%100%
Credit EUR-0.68%2.59%100%
Credit USD-0.76%1.13%100%
Currency-0.79%4.17%100%
Emerging Market Debt USD-2.46%0.58%100%
Emerging Market Equity USD-1.98%3.16%100%
Equity Market Neutral & Quantitative Strategies EUR0.59%4.46%100%
Equity Market Neutral & Quantitative Strategies USD0.84%4.00%100%
European Equity EUR-1.49%6.80%100%
European Equity GBP-0.35%6.22%100%
European Equity Nordic-1.66%3.47%100%
European Equity USD-1.14%5.51%100%
Event Driven EUR-0.69%3.74%100%
Event Driven USD-0.82%3.22%100%
Fixed Income EUR-0.58%1.67%100%
Fixed Income USD-0.44%0.81%100%
Global Equity EUR-0.72%5.09%100%
Global Equity USD-1.39%4.16%100%
Macro EUR-0.86%2.40%100%
Macro USD-1.40%3.04%100%
Managed Futures EUR-6.10%-3.92%100%
Managed Futures USD-5.06%-2.16%100%
Mixed Arbitrage & Multi-Strategy USD-0.92%2.42%100%

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