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  • Redemption pressure in October was the industry’s largest so far this year with 61 per cent of reporting funds estimated to have net outflow during the month.

Hedge funds continue to haemorrhage assets as allocations slow to almost every strategy

Investors redeemed an estimated net $14.2bn from hedge funds in October. Year to date (YTD) there has been a net $77.0bn removed from the industry, according to eVestment data.
  • The Trump presidency, aided by a Republican-dominated legislative branch, may bring about seismic changes to anti-discrimination and whistleblower laws.

Legal implications of US elections cause uncertainty for multinational employers

As the political and economic implications of the 2016 US presidential elections begin to become clearer, multinational employers in the financial sector should consider some of the potential legal implications of the Trump presidency on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • Assets dedicated to emerging market-focused hedge funds increased to $199.66bn in the third quarter.

Emerging market hedge fund AUM hits record high as performance gains remain in double digits

Emerging market hedge fund assets under management (AUM) ended the third quarter on a high, topping the previous record from the second quarter 2015, according to data from Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
  • Fund managers that strategically embrace change and modify their business model to respond to investor demands will prosper and survive

Pace of change challenges hedge fund survival as investors press for lower fees and cost savings

Hedge funds are facing a challenging time as competing forces are forcing them to change the way they interact with investors. The pace and magnitude of change is accelerating.
  • The negative October performance was the industry’s first aggregate decline since January.

Hedge fund performance edges down in October but YTD brings in positive results

As hedge funds edged down by an average 0.76 per cent in October the industry average year to date (YTD) achieved a positive 3.70 per cent.
  • Rising market uncertainty resulted in a divergence between top hedge funds and smaller firms.

Mixed performance by hedge funds in October as managers enter uncertainty of fourth quarter

Hedge funds posted mixed performance in October, as US equities, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.
  • Independent asset managers accounted for the majority (nine) of the top 20 ranked members.

AUM of largest global asset managers drops but active management preferred to passive

Assets managed by the world’s largest 500 asset managers fell in 2015 for the first time since 2011.
  • The level of industry redemptions in the third quarter were the largest of this current four quarter long outflow trend.

Hedge funds could face crisis as redemptions mount

Investors redeemed an estimated $10.3bn from hedge funds in September, bringing third quarter redemptions to $29.2bn, a level not seen since the first three months of 2009.