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 [...]

Hedge Funds Rock 2014 – Australia

I was  a bit concerned  that our annual  Australian event had floundered due to industry and personal changes. I was glad to hear that the night is locked in and is ready to rock and roll. Put it in your calendar, with the Westin Hotel as the venue,   for   Thursday   the   18th     of September. Carolyn [...]

Australian Hedge Newsletter – May 2014 Issue

The May 2014 issue of the “Australian Hedge Newsletter” is now available with the latest news plus comments and insights into the hedge funds industry in Australia and around the world. The latest issue includes news of “Hedge Funds Rock 2014″ and the latest Deutsche Bank Alternative Investor Survey… ….PLUS all the regular features and hedge [...]

Future Fund’s Allocation To Alternatives Drops

Alternatives  assets  have dropped  to 14.6%  of the Future  Fund’s  investment  portfolio  from  16.3%  a year  ago.  However,  due  to  the  rise  in  the  fund’s AUM to $96.6 billion, the actual allocation to alternatives  has  risen  from  $13.4  billion  to  $14.1 billion over the year. The fund’s  allocation  to both developed  and emerging  equity markets [...]

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Exploring pathways to growth”, reveals: • The industry continues to mature, and new practices have now almost entirely superseded the old hedge fund model.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 [...]

Aurora Fortitude And The Ups And Downs Of Australian Hedge Funds

I talk a lot about the local hedge fund industry being somewhat forgotten. When Fund of Funds pumped money into the best hedge funds in the world, they extended their process by allocating for geographic diversification. As a result, Australian managers did well. I took a number of Aussie managers around the world and I was lucky [...]

Australian Hedge Newsletter – February 2014 Issue

The February 2014 issue of the “Australian Hedge Newsletter” is now available with the latest news plus comments and insights into the hedge funds industry in Australia and around the world. The latest issue includes comments from John Corr of Aurora Fortitude about the ups and downs of the Australian hedge funds industry… ….PLUS all the [...]

2014 Could Be A Standout Year For Australian Hedge Funds

I have  previously  discussed  that  since  the Global Financial  Crisis, Australian  Hedge Fund Managers have done it tough. There has been recovery  and some managers have done quite well, good performance and improving AUM. Institutional investors are adding alternatives to the asset allocation   and   Asset   Consultants    are   building Hedge  Fund  teams. Considering  our  business  of [...]

Australian Hedge Newsletter – November 2013 Issue

The November 2013 issue of the “Australian Hedge Newsletter” is now available with the latest news plus comments and insights into the hedge funds industry in Australia and around the world. The latest issue includes a look ahead at 2014 and why it could be a standout year for Australian Hedge Funds… ….PLUS all the regular [...]