Posts tagged with 'hedgefunds'
Here's Where to Look For NewsRead the rest of this entry »
In the fast moving world of alternatives, one of the challenges is not just staying on top of the financial news, but trying to be ahead.
There’s no shortage of information. Fund managers employ highly-paid analysts using sophisticated computer programs and artificial intelligence to sift through the firehose of news and data to detect actionable patterns and trends.
But when professionals (and more than a few investors) look for news …
Banks, Asset Managers Begin Hiring AgainRead the rest of this entry »
Amidst a volatile stock market that's seen more ups and downs -- more ups than downs in the last few weeks -- than a roller coaster, more than a few banks did so well in the first quarter some have resumed hiring while their employees are beginning to anticipate year-end bonuses.
"As the pandemic persists, there are signs that banks are biting the bullet and going ahead with interviewing and …
Analysis Finds AI Funds Get Better Returns at Lower RiskRead the rest of this entry »
Preqin has some bad news for the humans who manage hedge funds: AI-managed funds earned a higher return at lower risk than the overall industry.
The algorithm managed funds earned a three year return of 26.98%. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark (all hedge funds) returned 23.87%. Besides the three percentage point difference, Preqin reported that the AI funds had lower volatility and a higher Sharpe ratio. (The higher a …
Alternative Assets Are Going MainstreamRead the rest of this entry »
Alternative investments are going mainstream, at least with institutional investors; 80% of them have allocated funds to at least one asset class that's historically been considered an alternative.
Discussing a report conducted by Preqin and SEI, ValueWalk says the interest by institutional investors is leading to “increasingly diverse and complicated portfolio holdings" for many of them. The growth of alternatives among these investors -- “a growing stream of capital," as …
Target-Date Funds Could Get Better Returns by Including AlternativesRead the rest of this entry »
Increasing diversification of investments in target-date retirement funds significantly improves the overall performance yielding greater retirement income over a longer period of time.
The Georgetown University Center for Retirement Initiatives and Willis Towers Watson studied target-date funds concluding that by increasing their diversification including alternative assets such as hedge funds and private equity, retirement income could be increased by 7% to as much as 11%.
Most target-date funds are invested …
Hedge Fund Fees At Historic LowsRead the rest of this entry »
Hedge fund management fees declined to record lows as the industry's assets rose to $3.22 trillion, according to a report from Hedge Fund Research.
The average fund fee declined to 1.43% during the first quarter, in part due to the 1.19% average fee charged by the new funds.
“Hedge fund industry growth has continued to record levels, with fund strategies and structures evolving as both fees and liquidity continue to …
When Gold Rush Fever Subsides, Investors Put Pressure on FeesRead the rest of this entry »
The headline on Bloomberg.com said "Bitcoin Isn't an Investment Until Buyers Sweat the Fees." But what it was mostly about was the pressure investors have been putting on hedge funds ever since they were easily able to compare the performance of these fee-heavy funds against the overall stock market and low cost index funds.
Nir Kaissar, a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist, makes the case that until investors gained access …
Hedge Fund Interest Driven By Quant StrategiesRead the rest of this entry »
After struggling with investment outflows and returns below -- sometimes well below -- the S&P 500, Credit Suisse has some good news for hedge funds, its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey found a renewed confidence among fund investors.
According to Credit Suisse, 81% of the 200-plus institutional investors surveyed say they are likely or very likely to allocate to hedge funds by the end of the year. This is …
Hedge Fund Launches Rise As Fees DeclineHedge Fund Research says new hedge fund launches in the first quarter of the year was the first increase since 2016. The 189 new fund launches was 36 higher than in the last quarter of 2016.Read the rest of this entry »
As reported in FINalternatives, the HFR data also showed fund liquidations declining in the first quarter to 259 from 275 at the end of 2016.
Meanwhile, industry capital rose to a record $3.07 …
Fund Managers In a Rush to Hire MarketersInstitutional Investor reports that the hottest jobs at alternative investment firms this year are in marketing. According to a post this week, the funds hired 251 investor relations and fundraising professionals in the first quarter alone, a 14% increase from 2016, itself a growth year.Read the rest of this entry »
"These are the highest numbers we've ever reported," Sasha Jensen told Institutional Investor. She is CEO of Context Jensen Partners, which has tracked hiring …