U.S. Private Funds Industry Enjoys Legal Win
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by AlphaWeek Staff
1w ago
U.S. Private Funds Industry Enjoys Legal Win Thu, 06/06/2024 - 17:30 The U.S. private funds industry enjoyed a legal win yesterday, as the country's Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated U.S. regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission's private fund adviser rule on the grounds that it is unlawful and exceeds the regulator's authority to enact. In September 2023, law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP filed suit on behalf of trade groups the Alternative Investment Management Association, the Managed Funds Association, the National Association of Private Fund Managers, the Amer ..read more
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New Commodities Hedge Fund Strategy, Frontier Commodities, Launches
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by AlphaWeek Staff
3w ago
New Commodities Hedge Fund Strategy, Frontier Commodities, Launches Wed, 05/15/2024 - 14:14 Frontier Commodities announced its launch today. The strategy will focus on long/short investments in metals, energy, agricultural, and environmental commodities. Frontier will take a “quantamental” approach to trading that integrates high-conviction fundamental analysis with systematic and risk management execution. Frontier utilizes a proprietary AI-powered database and algorithms as well as a network of commodities experts to inform its investment decision making process. Frontier, based in Swi ..read more
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Kettera Strategies Heat Map - April 2024
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by AlphaWeek Staff
1M ago
Kettera Strategies Heat Map - April 2024 Mon, 05/13/2024 - 20:02 The Style Heat Map below offers a snapshot for the month on all categories of strategies. For the month of April, the following summaries highlight six of the 10 style categories that we track. Global Macro - Discretionary Discretionary global macro managers generally performed well in April. Those programs that generated outsized gains appeared to have done so in commodities (e.g .long gold and copper) and currencies (e.g.long US dollar and short Japanese Yen). Most programs were modestly positive in a more balanced manner acr ..read more
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Hedge Fund Firms Plan Strategic Investment and Business Shifts in Response to Geopolitical, Economic Factors
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by AlphaWeek Staff
1M ago
Hedge Fund Firms Plan Strategic Investment and Business Shifts in Response to Geopolitical, Economic Factors Wed, 05/08/2024 - 16:10 A new report from tech firms Dynamo Software, Dakota and ProFundCom indicates geopolitical and economic factors may be behind a potentially significant shift in investment and business strategy. In anticipation of the 2024 U.S. presidential election, as well as the expected continuation of a high interest rate environment, hedge fund leaders who participated in the survey said their firms are planning bold moves to mitigate risk and maximize alpha potential ..read more
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Macro Hedge Funds a Bright Spot in April as Equity Strategies Struggle
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by AlphaWeek Staff
1M ago
Macro Hedge Funds a Bright Spot in April as Equity Strategies Struggle Wed, 05/08/2024 - 13:33 Macro hedge funds provided a bright spot in April with the average fund returning +1.52%, according to the latest data from HFR. April's performance brings the macro category to +7.89% year to date, by far the strongest of the four primary categories that HFR tracks (equity, relative value, and event-driven being the other three).  Equity hedge strategies fared less well. The HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index retreated -1.64% in April, reducing 2024 gains to +3.4%. Event-driven funds lost -1.88 ..read more
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How Can Fund Managers Navigate a Minefield of VAT Regulations?
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by AlphaWeek Staff
1M ago
How Can Fund Managers Navigate a Minefield of VAT Regulations? Tue, 05/07/2024 - 11:30 UK fund managers must comply with a complex array of VAT regulations concerning the VAT liability of their services. Understanding the VAT position of UK fund managers can be complicated and requires analysis of both the services being provided, and the nature of the funds receiving the management services. So what are the key considerations to beware of for fund managers trying to navigate this important topic? What is meant by ‘fund management’? For VAT purposes, fund management is the management fee cha ..read more
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Hedge Funds Q&A: Johann Ropers, AXA IM Prime
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by AlphaWeek Staff
1M ago
Hedge Funds Q&A: Johann Ropers, AXA IM Prime Tue, 05/07/2024 - 09:06 Hedge funds are back. At least, that’s the consensus from most of the data providers that track the returns delivered by the industry. Greg Winterton spoke to Johann Ropers, Head of Hedge Funds at AXA IM Prime, to get his thoughts on the current state of the space. GW: Johann, let’s start with how the industry has been doing this year. What are some of the reasons that hedge funds generally seem to be off to a good start? JR: Dispersion, Dispersion, Dispersion. Quantitative easing created a very difficult environment fo ..read more
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T+1: Making Sure All the Boxes Are Ticked
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by AlphaWeek Staff
1M ago
T+1: Making Sure All the Boxes Are Ticked Mon, 05/06/2024 - 14:04 The introduction of T+1 trade settlement in the US, Canada and Mexico is projected for May. The shift from T+2 was partly prompted by the volatility in stocks during the pandemic. The US regulator, the SEC, is keen to provide a more secure and predictable environment for trade settlement that can cope with future high levels of volatility in US stocks. The date for compliance for the US is 28 May, and 27 May for Canada and Mexico. T+1 is going to touch every point in the trade lifecycle and will require asset management operat ..read more
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Equity Long Short Hedge Funds' Net Asset Flows Resume Downwards Trajectory in March
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by AlphaWeek Staff
1M ago
Equity Long Short Hedge Funds' Net Asset Flows Resume Downwards Trajectory in March Mon, 05/06/2024 - 12:46 After a rare month of net inflows in February, equity long/short hedge funds saw investors redeem a net -$2.57bn last month as the industry more broadly saw a net -$9.90bn leave the space, according to Nasdaq eVestment's latest Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flow Report. Investors have now redeemed from hedge funds for the 22nd consecutive month. However, Nasdaq eVestement doesn't seem to think that there is actually a redemption issue; more, an allocation one. "...what stands out is that th ..read more
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Forget Volmageddon: Gammageddon Is Coming…
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by AlphaWeek Staff
1M ago
Forget Volmageddon: Gammageddon Is Coming… Mon, 04/29/2024 - 09:30 “Volmageddon” entered the financial lexicon in February 2018, a word that blends destructive connotations of Armageddon with the explosive dynamics of market volatility. A fitting new word, if ever there was one, to describe a one-day event that had no forewarning and no trigger, yet in a few hours, destroyed a whole substratum of investors – those that played the short volatility carry trade.  Selling volatility has always been a very seductive trade, and with the advent of the VIX futures market, it has opened up ..read more
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