Opinion


Profiles

  • 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

  • Hendry's Eclectica rides ups and downs in global macro

    Eclectica founder Hugh Hendry has strong views – and he can be spectacularly right as well as sometimes spectacularly wrong. But, for those investors who can tolerate high volatility, his firm’s frequently contrarian macro strategy is certainly one that is driven by conviction

  • Thum on a roll with German-biased CT Invest European long/short equities strategy at Mako Global Investors

    A veteran of Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Marble Bar, Christian Thum is making good progress so far this year with his new fund at Mako Global Investors – applying his long-running and distinctive approach to European long/short equity investing with a dual emphasis on cyclical industries and the German-speaking markets



Research & Rankings

  • 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

  • Global hedge fund assets pass the $3 trillion mark

    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

    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

    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


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

May 2015 European regional fund

Composite
Index Composite
EuroHedgeMay 15YTD%
Composite0.58%3.70%100%
Convertible & Equity Arbitrage EUR0.35%2.56%100%
Convertible & Equity Arbitrage USD0.58%3.59%100%
Credit EUR0.40%3.29%100%
Credit USD0.12%1.90%100%
Currency-0.08%5.00%100%
Emerging Market Debt USD0.21%3.12%100%
Emerging Market Equity USD-0.36%5.24%100%
Equity Market Neutral & Quantitative Strategies EUR0.83%3.85%100%
Equity Market Neutral & Quantitative Strategies USD0.92%3.13%100%
European Equity EUR1.58%8.41%100%
European Equity GBP1.88%6.59%100%
European Equity Nordic0.42%5.22%100%
European Equity USD1.68%6.72%100%
Event Driven EUR0.66%4.46%100%
Event Driven USD0.47%4.07%100%
Fixed Income EUR-0.05%2.27%100%
Fixed Income USD0.17%1.26%100%
Global Equity EUR1.44%5.85%100%
Global Equity USD1.15%5.63%100%
Macro EUR0.25%3.28%100%
Macro USD1.01%4.50%100%
Managed Futures EUR-1.64%2.32%100%
Managed Futures USD-0.48%3.05%100%
Mixed Arbitrage & Multi-Strategy USD0.65%3.37%100%

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