Hedge Funds

News and Insights about Hedge Funds as Alternative Investments

Recent years have seen a proliferation of data vendors who trawl through vast amounts of digital information and sell it on to investment groups. The vendors are able to scoop up 'digital waste' thrown out by people and companies, and turn it into valuable intelligence that has the potential to

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Hedge fund interest turned positive in March as investors renewed their appetite for the investment vehicle. Research by eVestment shows that after a “rough” 2016, hedge funds are making a comeback as investors allocated $15.7 billion in new money to funds in March 2017. The company’s Hedge Fund Asset Flows

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Hedge fund assets investing in emerging markets have surged above the $200 billion mark for the first time, according to a new report from Hedge Fund Research (HFR). Chicago-based HFR said the growth has been driven by hedge funds invested in Russia and Latin America. Total capital invested in Latin

For the first time, computer-based hedge funds have been included on a list of the 20 best performers of all time, showing that technology has changed the industry beyond all recognition. The new standing for such hedge funds also shows that the days of traditional human investing could be replaced

Major hedge fund investors including New Jersey’s pension and the Orange County Employees Retirement System, are asking that a set rate of return is committed to before the hedge funds earn incentive fees in a bid to tackle the sting of underperformance. In a bid to stop the issue of

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New research has found that there is more pension money than ever before in hedge funds, despite it being almost two years since America's largest pension fund pulled its investments from the asset class. Pension funds have remained loyal to hedge funds following the move by the California Pension Employees’

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The traditional hedge fund fee structure is being questioned by many who feel that its weighting in favour of managers while investors suffer the risks is no longer workable. According to Andrew Beer, a managing partner and co-portfolio manager of Dynamic Beta at the New York-based Beachhead Capital Management, investors

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A new approach focusing on how hedge fund managers treat their investors is being trialled by regulators in the US. Overseeing and policing the hedge fund industry, which is worth a staggering $3 trillion, has never been easy and this new approach follows a series of investigations into how hedge

Better governance standards across the alternative investment industry could be drawing much closer following the signing of an agreement between The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) and the Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB). The Hedge Fund Standards Board – an organisation that works with more than 100 major

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Hedge funds are starting to move back into the commodities market, with a recent uptick in energy prices being the key driver. After an across-the-board desertion of the market during the sliding commodity prices last year, increasing numbers of hedge funds are once again interested in the investment sphere and