Posts tagged with 'hedgefunds'
Hedge Funds Ended Year with a Strong FinishRead the rest of this entry »
“Hedge funds performed well in 2020,” says the alternative assets intelligence firm Preqin.
With returns of 16.63% across all asset classes, hedge fund returns were ahead of the S&P 500 PR Index, which closed the year at 16.26%, according to the 2021 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report. It was the asset class’ highest annual return since 2009.
Preqin said the best performing strategy was equities, with a 19.64% return. …
Predicting a Boom Year for Hedge FundsRead the rest of this entry »
What can the alternative assets industry, and specifically hedge funds, look forward to this year?
Don Steinbrugge has a few ideas. One that will especially please fund managers is his prediction that “Hedge fund industry assets will reach an all-time high in 2021 driven by one of the largest positive net inflows into the hedge fund industry in over a decade.”
Among his less pleasing predictions is the one that …
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 …