Special Reports

  • INTRODUCTION: Modest rise in global assets belies the struggle for performance

    02 Oct 2012

    The endless Eurozone debt crisis continued to drag on through the first half of 2012 coupled with ongoing worries over growth forecasts for the US, China and emerging markets, high hopes have been tempered by a more sober economic reality.

  • US/AMERICAS: Never confuse motion with action

    02 Oct 2012

    There is a tendency to overstate the value of movement for movement’s sake.

  • EUROPE: Managers remain on trial in pivotal time for the industry

    02 Oct 2012

    If, as many people suspect, 2012 could prove to be a make-or-break year for hedge funds in Europe after the problems of the past few years, then the jury is still firmly out as to which way the verdict will go. The evidence is decidedly mixed. DATA INCLUDES: European hedge fund assets, top five new funds, median performance.

  • ASIA: Multi-strategy funds retain and strengthen their position

    02 Oct 2012

    The first half of 2012 can well be remembered for the coming of age for Asian hedge funds – not just in terms of how they managed risk amid an extremely challenging environment, but also in terms of the capital-preservation skills that many of them aptly demonstrated. DATA INCLUDES: Asian hedge fund assets, top five new funds, median performance.

  • GLOBAL ASSETS: Hedge fund assets edge up again despite weak returns

    02 Oct 2012

    Despite a period of lacklustre returns, assets in global hedge funds continued to edge up during the first half of 2012. DATA INCLUDES: Hedge fund assets by country, Where in the world assets are managed.

  • GLOBAL BILLION DOLLAR CLUB: Trend toward consolidation continues

    02 Oct 2012

    The biggest players in the global hedge fund industry are still continuing to get bigger, maintaining the trend that has been in place since the recovery began from the global financial crisis, according to the latest statistics on the Global Billion Dollar Club. DATA INCLUDES: Hedge fund firms with $5B+ in AUM. Hedge fund firms with $1B+ in AUM. And the Global Billion Dollar Club – where the managers are located

  • PRIME BROKER SURVEY: Goldman still tops in a fast-changing hedge fund world post-2008

    02 Oct 2012

    Goldman Sachs is the biggest prime broker in the global hedge funds business, both by mandates and by client assets, according to the first-ever global survey of the prime broking market. The survey covers an unprecedented amount of more than $1.6 trillion of assets under management. DATA INCLUDES: Americas, European, Asian and Global hedge fund prime brokerage mandates

  • NEW FUNDS: Assets slide in first half

    02 Oct 2012

    The number of new hedge funds that launched globally with $50 million or more in assets reached 52 funds, raising a combined total of $15.7 billion for the first half of 2012. DATA INCLUDES: Top 10 hedge fund launches in H1 2012; Assets raised by new funds over $50M; Strategies of new funds over $50m; Global new funds by location

  • INDUSTRY OUTLOOK SURVEY: Leading specialists assess key developments in operations

    02 Oct 2012

    HedgeFund Intelligence has invited six senior players in the industry to share their insights on a number of pressing issues. They are Heath Davies, head of research, Signet; Richard Haas, chief operating officer, CapeView; Damien Loveday, global head of hedge fund manager research, Towers Watson; Roxanne Martino, president and chief executive officer, Aurora; Scott Palmer, co-head of operational due diligence, USS; Andrew Rabinowitz, COO, Marathon AM.

  • INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE: Institutional investors keep the hedge fund faith in H1 2012

    02 Oct 2012

    According to InvestHedge mandate tables for the first six months of 2012, a total of $11.5 billion of assets flowed into new hedge fund mandates with the single-manager hedge funds ($5.8 billion inflows) and funds of hedge funds ($5.7 billion) on an equal asset raising footing – a first since 2007. DATA INCLUDES: Top 10 US endowments in hedge funds, FoHF mandate wins in H1 2012, Mandate round-up for H1 2012, Institutional allocations to hedge funds since 2006.

  • FUNDS OF HEDGE FUNDS: Mayhem, mergers and managing money after Madoff

    02 Oct 2012

    In a recent poll of the InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club – made up of 103 funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) with more than $1bn in assets – 61% of those that responded stated that consolidation was likely to continue over the coming five years. Yet, at the same time, an overwhelming 76% of the same universe said they would only grow their businesses organically. DATA INCLUDES: Managed accounts assets in H1 2012, Composite media performance, InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club Super League, Asset growth over 10 years.

  • UCITS: investment strategies expand and deepen

    02 Oct 2012

    Over the last few years, increasing numbers of hedge fund managers have been using the UCITS vehicle to wrap up their strategies, which have also significantly broadened and deepened. DATA INCLUDES: Absolute UCITS Awards winners 2012: Fund name, fund managers, 12-month return, Sharpe ratio.

  • DATA: Macro and managed futures

    02 Oct 2012

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

  • DATA: Equities

    02 Oct 2012

    DATA INCLUDES: Five-year performance: Equity indices

  • DATA: Credit, event-driven, multi-strategy

    02 Oct 2012

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

  • SPONSORED STATEMENT: Helping start-ups gain a foothold while paving the way for established managers to change ownership

    02 Oct 2012

  • The Global Billion Dollar Club ($5bn+)

    02 Oct 2012

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

    10 Oct 2012