Hedge funds consider outsourcing trading operations

More asset managers are outsourcing their trading desks in whole or part, according to an industry report.

Investors changing allocation preferences for alternatives

Investors are looking differently at hedge funds. Only 7 per cent plan increased allocations over the next three years, according to a survey of the global alternative fund industry by EY.

More hedge funds launch in 2017 than close their doors for first time since 2015

Hedge fund launches exceeded liquidations on a quarterly basis for the first time in over two years, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

Smaller hedge funds struggle with costs

The average breakeven point for sub-$500m hedge funds is around $86m, considerably lower than previously thought, according to a recent survey of small and emerging managers.

Blockchain could be adopted for post-trade activities in five years or less, says survey

Nearly half of financial service companies involved in post-trade distributed ledger activities believe blockchain will be adopted in financial post-trade in three to five years.

FCA dark pool study reveals level of stale prices impact on venues

Dark pool reference prices are sometimes stale in every dark pool in a sample research conducted by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Basel III banking reforms fundamentally change financing relationships for hedge fund managers

Banking reforms have fundamentally changed the way asset managers finance trades and relationships with prime brokers, says a report by Alternative Investment Management Association (Aima) and S3 Partners.

Attractions of equity index futures grow as volatility returns to markets

The use of equity index futures is growing as more fund managers look for greater transparency in exchange traded contracts that can deliver liquidity and cost benefits in volatile market conditions.