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Hedge Funds Manager Developments (May 2014)

Blue   Sky   Alternative   Investments   will   acquire hedge fund firm Investment Science through a transaction comprising of 100% Blue Sky scrip and upfront  and  deferred  consideration   components. Investment   Scienceʼs   details  are  in   Basis  Point Consultingʼs Australian Investment Managers Directory. Blue Sky reported a net loss of $2.89 million in the six  months  to  Dec  2013.  The  firm  is [...]

Deutsche Bank’s 12th Annual Survey Of Alternative Investors

Deutsche Bank has released the results of its 12th annual survey of investors in alternative class assets. The highlights include… • Investors  remain bullish on industry growth – hedge  funds are expected  to reach a record $3 trillion by year-end 2014, up from $2.6tn as of 2013 year-end. This is based on investorsʼ predictions of $171 billion net [...]

Global Hedge Funds Resigned To Regulatory Intrusions

EY’s seventh annual survey of the global hedge fund market,” Exploring pathways to growth”, reveals: • The industry continues to mature, and new practices have now almost entirely superseded the old hedge fund model. • Firms are focusing on growth ‘with a resigned acceptance of regulatory and reporting intrusions.’ Polarity exists, with the largest firms [...]

Top 100 Alternatives Managers Top $3 Trillion

Total assets managed by the Top 100 global alternative investment managers (by AUM size) reached $3.1 trillion in 2012, according to research by  Towers  Watson  and  published  in  conjunction with the Financial Times. The 97-page    Global    Alternatives    Survey covered seven asset classes (see below) with real estate accounting  for  a  third  of  AUM.  Hedge  funds, [...]

‘Hot Desking’ In Hedge Funds Management?

Recently I met an old friend working for a prominent Australian Multi Manager. We met at a coffee shop, which  was  part  of  the  brand  new,  state-of-the-art bank headquarters  in a newly developed  area just south  of Sydney’s  CBD.  I was  quite  amazed  at a number of things. First, the office was a “hot desk” [...]

Hedge Funds Marketing: A Misunderstood Process

Some years ago, my boss at a well-known fund manager told the investment team that marketing was BS and that good performance and process would attract all the fund flow that you need. You can imagine how that stuck in my throat. I will always contend that you might produce the best widget in the world but if you don’t market [...]

Credit Suisse Global Hedge Funds Investor Survey

Credit  Suisse   has  released   its  Annual   Global Hedge Fund Investor Survey. Highlights 1.  Responses     came     from     close     to     550 institutional     investors,    representing     $1.03 trillion of hedge fund investments. 2.  Long/Short  Equity was identified  as being the most sought after strategy in 2013. 3.  Emerging Markets Equity was the second most favoured strategy. 4. Emerging Markets and [...]

Hedge Funds Manager Developments

Some recent news about managers of hedge funds… Acorn Capital has launched the AU Acorn Capital Asia Small Cap Fund. The fund is issued by Australian Unity Funds Management. Douglas Loh, Acorn Capital’s head of Asia, said the firm has built a team of seven dedicated investment professionals who have extensive experience in Asian markets [...]

Ernst & Young Releases Global Hedge Funds Survey

Ernst & Young has released its sixth annual survey of the global hedge fund market, ‘Finding Common Ground.’ The survey (compiled by Greenwich Associates for E&Y) interviewed 100 hedge fund managers who manage over US$710 billion, and 50 institutional investors with over US$190 billion allocated to hedge funds. Highlights…  Investors and hedge fund managers have made [...]

Global Hedge Funds Managers Boost Australian Presence

Global managers continue to establish Australian sales operations or strike local distribution deals, attracted by the country’s $1.9 trillion pool of investment capital (as calculated in the Triple A Partners / Basis Point Consulting Australian Hedge and Boutique Fund Directory 2012).  Latest developments include: BNP Paribas Investment (BNPP PI) will act as a distributor for [...]