Special Reports

  • INTRODUCTION: Hedge fund industry – resilience, stamina… and a bullish outlook

    16 Apr 2012

    Most of the top industry participants in our Global Review Survey confirm their bullish outlook for the year ahead, based partly on positive growth prospects for the US, China and emerging markets… and they expect net inflows of capital to hedge funds will keep growing

  • GLOBAL: Hedge fund assets still over $2 trillion, up slightly in 2011

    16 Apr 2012

    For overall assets to be slightly up again after such a difficult year provides powerful testimony of the continuing faith of investors in the abilities of hedge funds to protect them in down markets and deliver strong risk-adjusted returns over the cycle DATA INCLUDES: Global and regional hedge fund assets 2001-2011

  • US: Hedge funds – rentiers or warriors?

    16 Apr 2012

    The disappointment or even disgust many investors feel is not just about losing money, or about losing money in a flat year. It’s the kind of repulsion one would have at seeing a police officer run screaming from a gunfight DATA INCLUDES: US hedge funds at a glance, assets, new funds, median performance

  • EUROPE: It’s all about performance – and investors need it badly this year

    16 Apr 2012

    It is not all doom and gloom. There are plenty of bright spots too – and 2012 has begun on an altogether different note from the bleak pessimism and extreme market volatility of the second half of 2011 DATA INCLUDES: European hedge funds at a glance, assets, new funds, median performance

  • ASIA: Consolidation, institutionalisation mark Asian hedge fund landscape

    16 Apr 2012

    DATA INCLUDES: Asia hedge funds at a glance, assets, new funds, median performance

  • GLOBAL BILLION DOLLAR CLUB: The big keep getting bigger

    16 Apr 2012

    The biggest players in the global hedge fund industry are continuing to get bigger, accounting for a rising proportion of total assets, according to the latest statistics on the Global Billion Dollar Club – the elite group of firms that manage $1 billion or more in hedge fund assets. DATA INCLUDES: Hedge fund firms with over $5B+ in AUM

  • INDUSTRY OUTLOOK SURVEY: Top names assess the year ahead

    16 Apr 2012

    Survey of top hedge fund managers: Jane Buchan, CEO, PAAMCO; Greg Coffey, co-CIO, Moore Europe; Jamie Dinan, CEO, York Capital Management; Steven Einhorn, vice-chairman, Omega Advisers; Michael Hintze, CEO, CQS; Alexandre Pini, PM, Investment Fund Department, Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild; David Smith, CIO, Multi-Manager Group, GAM; Jim Vos, CEO, Aksia; and Jerry Wang, CEO, Vision Investment Management.

  • The Global Billion Dollar Club ($1bn+)

    16 Apr 2012

  • INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: How the DNA of Mercury lives on across the hedge fund world

    16 Apr 2012

    DATA INCLUDES: Diagram of Mercury diaspora, Hedge funds of the Mercury diaspora, BlackRock current list of hedge funds

  • NEW FUNDS: Numbers drop but assets rise

    16 Apr 2012

    New hedge funds globally which launched with $50 million or more in assets raised a combined total of nearly $34 billion in 2011, according to HedgeFund Intelligence and the new fund surveys of AR, EuroHedge and AsiaHedge. DATA INCLUDES: Top 25 hedge fund launches in 2011; Assets raised by new funds over $50M, 2006-2011; New funds by strategy – by region; Global new funds by location

  • AIMA VIEW: In defence of hedge funds

    16 Apr 2012

    Institutional investors are taking a sophisticated and long-term view of hedge funds and the part they can play in a modern investment portfolio

  • COMMENT: The chattering market – the silent economy

    16 Apr 2012

    The economy has no answers; it just makes massive data dumps… and even they are incomplete

  • SHUTDOWNS: Numbers of fund closures drop again in 2011

    16 Apr 2012

    The attrition rate in the global hedge fund industry continued to slow in 2011, with a total of at least 316 funds closing their doors for good during the year. This was a slight drop from the previous year’s revised total of 349 fund shutdowns, but still well below 2008 levels when over 500 funds shuttered, according to HedgeFund Intelligence data. DATA INCLUDES: Fund shutdowns by region 2001-2011; Fund shutdowns by strategy in 2011; Fund shutdowns by location of manager in 2011

  • INVESTORS – FUNDS OF FUNDS: Assets stabilise in FoHF universe as players find their niche

    16 Apr 2012

    The largest funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) – 107 firms with more than $1 billion under management – now manage 29% of the hedge fund global assets including UCITS and, irrespective of the continuing misguided belief that funds of funds do not add value due to their much maligned double layer of fees, this percentage is unlikely to change dramatically in the next few years. DATA INCLUDES: List of firms with $10B+ in AUM; FoHF at a glance: Firms, Funds, Assets, Median performance; Asset growth: the InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club 2001-2011

  • INVESTORS – INSTITUTIONAL: Hedge fund losses challenge investors

    16 Apr 2012

    For global pensions, the need for alpha has been the catalyst that sparked the hedge fund allocation boom. In 2012, there is every reason for investors to challenge traditional options as to whether an allocator should rely on a specialist consultant, a fund of hedge funds or their own savvy to get the job done. DATA INCLUDES: 2011 hedge fund losses in pension portfolios; Institutional allocations to hedge funds since 2006

  • UCITS: On the alternative UCITS horizon: an industry looks forward

    16 Apr 2012

    Independent firms and asset managers will continue to launch UCITS platforms if they have compelling distribution capabilities. Investment banks will continue to see the benefits of being in the alternative UCITS space, especially if they run derivatives businesses, but they will continue to launch platforms or form relationships with asset and wealth managers to whom they will provide various services. DATA INCLUDES: Alternative UCITS at a glance, assets, new funds, median performance

  • DATA: Macro and managed futures

    16 Apr 2012

    DATA INCLUDES: Five-year performance: Macro and managed futures indices

  • DATA: Equities

    16 Apr 2012

    DATA INCLUDES: Five-year performance: Equity indices

  • DATA: Credit, event driven and multi-strategy

    16 Apr 2012

    DATA INCLUDES: Five-year performance: Credit, event driven and multi-strategy indices

  • SPONSORED STATEMENT: The shifting hedge fund landscape

    16 Apr 2012

    SEI’s fifth annual survey of institutional hedge fund investors, conducted in partnership with Greenwich Associates, finds that the industry landscape is both rife with challenges and rich with opportunities

  • SPONSORED STATEMENT: A new landscape

    16 Apr 2012

    New US regulations are becoming a reality, requiring that hedge funds prepare for an unprecedented level of compliance and reporting demands. George Sullivan, State Street’s head of Alternative Investment Solutions, asks how fund managers can establish a framework to meet them

  • SPONSORED STATEMENT: Thinking outside the AIFMD box

    16 Apr 2012

    Hedge fund managers are inevitably considering their structures and wishing to avoid what many consider to be unnecessarily intrusive rules, says K&L Gates

  • SPONSORED STATEMENT: Nomura Prime Services Group

    16 Apr 2012

    Interview with Darci Tobin, head of US Prime Services Sales for Nomura

  • SPONSORED STATEMENT: European Banks Deleveraging

    16 Apr 2012

    The opportunity set in European credit & structured finance markets arises from a simple, but striking, situation, says Chenavari

  • SPONSORED STATEMENT: HSBC

    16 Apr 2012

    Asset security underpins prime services solution