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Hedge funds crowding technology

Mon, 26/06/2017 - 07:57

A number of technology-focused hedge funds are generating strong returns so far this year, with technology being the biggest standout of Wall Street this 2017 and generating at nearly 50 per cent of the market’s overall rise. »

Jean-Baptiste Berthon, Lyxor

Hedge fund performance disparate in May, says Lyxor

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 07:34

Hedge fund performance has been disparate across strategies in May, with event driven funds extending their winning streak (+0.7 per cent), fuelled by Merger Arbitrage which tends to perform well when bond yields fall, according to Lyxor. »

Macro hedge funds have another tough week, says Lyxor

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 06:59

Signs of economic growth, steady US yields and a calm dollar greenlit a rebound in global risk assets after last week’s declines, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »

Political uncertainty has had limited impact on hedge funds, says Lyxor

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 09:23

Contagion from recent political upheaval, including former FBI director Mark Comey’s leaked memo and continued concerns over alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, has been reasonable, according to Lyxor. »

Anthony Cowell, KPMG

Conclusion

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:27

One of the clearest messages that came out of CAIS 2017 was that the world is changing in innumerable ways that have the capacity to shock and destabilise. One only has to refer recently, to Brexit and the outcome of the US presidential election, to appreciate that uncertainty is the only known certainty to contend with in an ever more complex, interconnected world.  »

Lord Michael Hastings, KPMG

Chapter 4 – Inspiring galaxies of greatness

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:22

The alternatives industry has a duty to not only defy gravity and deliver strong returns, but to do so in a way that can genuinely change the world for the better, inspiring the next generation of star managers and investors.  »

Raoul Pal, The Global Macro Investor

Chapter 2 – Seeking supernovae returns

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 13:13

There was no shortage of idea generation when it came to discussing the various ways alternative fund managers are trying to overcome the gravitational effects of market forces in a bid to boost returns. »

Jeremy Leach, MPG

More than 70 per cent of institutional investors expecting ‘hard Brexit’

Wed, 19/04/2017 - 10:17

More than seven in 10 (73 per cent) institutional investors believe Brexit will be “hard”, including 29 per cent who believe it will be “very hard”, research by asset management group Managing Partners Group (MPG) reveals. »

Mark Hemsley, Bats

Bats Europe launches two Brexit indices

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:46

Bats Europe has launched the Bats Brexit 50/50 Indices, two benchmark indices designed to reflect the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union on UK companies. »

Jeremy Leach, MPG

Malta will be biggest Brexit beneficiary, says MPG

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:51

Malta will benefit more than any other financial centre in Europe from Brexit, according to international asset management firm Managing Partners Group (MPG). »

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