Tag: alternative assets

How deep is crisis of trust in financial services industry Part...

In Part 1 of this two part series we analysed the reasons why people have lost their trust in the financial services sector. In...

How to choose a fund platform

Choosing a fund platform can be a more complex decision than you might at first think for both investors and advisors. Often people will...

How risky is investing in a time of Climate Change Part...

Climate Change implications for various Assets and Industries In light of ongoing changes towards the policies and regulations on climate change, every investor should be...

Top Hedge Funds: Consistent Performers over the last Five Years

The Global Sigma Plus fund is at the top of hedge funds which have most consistently delivered strong and stable performance.  This finding is...

Private Equity Shows an Impressive Start in 2015

"Private equity investments are traditionally long-term investments with typical holding periods ranging between three and five years. The average holding period for these deals...

Sovereign Wealth Funds Assets cross $6tn

The total assets of sovereign wealth funds topped $6.31tn in March 2015, more than double since 2008. As a result of their ever growing...

Indian Hedge Funds May Be In Trouble

Hedge funds which focus their investments in India recorded their first loss in twelve months in February according to a report from Eurekahedge. According...

Risk Factor: Paul Singer’s Elliott Capital Dips In Q1

If hedge funds aren't about outsized returns, what are they about? After years of underperformance in the industry, at least relative to total stock...

Here’s The 6 Biggest London Hedge Funds Launching In 2015

A surge of new London hedge fund launches is coming this year following a boom year for big startups in the United States in...

No Beginnings: Hedge Fund Launches Fall For Third Year

Hedge fund assets are exploding and managers seem to have fund their place in the investment world after a couple of years of less...

Act ’40 Liquid alternatives growing faster than hedge funds

'While '40 Act alternatives are still a small part of the overall US mutual fund industry, their asset base is growing rapidly, especially compared...

Top 5 Challenges for Private Equity in 2015

Last month the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) decided to cut back on the number of Private Equity Managers. This curtailment came just...

The Top 50 Hedge Funds in the World Part 3: 40-31

Our countdown of the 50 biggest hedge funds in the world continues, with some of the biggest names in the hedge fund universe including...

Hedge Funds Increasingly Investing in Tech Startups

One of the major trends in hedge funds over the past few years has for hedge funds to invest in tech startups, which has...

How do Hedge Funds Work? Part 2

Greater Flexibility As hedge funds are made available only to certain sophisticated or accredited investors and cannot be offered or sold to the general public,...