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Mercer sees strong trends in 2019 likely to affect investor behaviour

The key themes and trends expected to influence economic and market dynamics in 2019. The investment themes institutional investors should consider in 2019 include the white waters of the late cycle, according to a report by global consultant Mercer.

Mixed results for hedge fund strategies in November

November went some way to repair some of the damage to hedge fund performance, with gains in arbitrage, credit and emerging markets.

Investors taking more defensive stance entering last quarter of 2018

As hedge funds continue to struggle with performance in the third quarter, bfinance expects investors to focus on specific strategies in future.

Esma values EU derivative market at €660tn

European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has valued the EU’s derivatives markets at €660tn at the end of December 2017 in its first annual statistical report.

Good September for most hedge fund strategies

Hedge fund performance recovered in September from the less than stellar returns in August, according to Preqin data. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned 0.14 per cent for the month.

Mixed results for hedge funds with some strategies showing big gains in September

While most hedge funds experienced mixed performance in September, some strategies showed significant gains led by fixed income based relative value arbitrage.

Performance boosts hedge fund AUM in second quarter

Hedge funds recorded quarterly outflows of $1.2bn in the first quarter 2018, ending a streak of five consecutive quarterly inflows, according to Preqin data.

$1bn hedge fund club continues to dominate industry as investors

As hedge fund performance picked up in 2017, net inflows rose to $3. 61tn assets under management (AUM) by the end of March 2018. Assets managed by firms with at least $1bn in AUM surged over the past year, according to Preqin data.