Fri, May 26, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Citco reports rapid evolution in the hedge fund arena

Friday, March 23, 2012

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London: William Keunen, Global Director of fund administrators Citco Fund Services reports that he is seeing a revitalised hedge fund industry with fund launches and managers coming off proprietary trading desks and out of hedge funds. "Of course it takes longer to get started now, the bar is higher and raising capital is no bed of roses, but the battered markets have not deterred managers from going it alone" he said.

Principal changes that he is seeing include:

  • Closer cooperation between managers, investors and service providers to raise public awareness about the industry. This has always been an uphill battle but Keunen is encouraged to see investors joining industry associations such as AIMA and the MFA engaging with Washington and Brussels.

  • Investors looking for customised access to good managers through innovative portfolio construction, with a specific strategy mix, information flow, liquidity and fee level, increasingly combining standard funds of funds portfolios with managed accounts, advisory mandates, 'funds of one’ and structured products. Correspondingly, the desire to access new investor markets will lead to the set-up of regulated onshore funds and wrappers, even Chinese feeders.

  • Service providers becoming more integral to the delivery of risk information to investo......................

    To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - Tudor Jones backs AI hedge funds, Massive hedge fund trades highlight insider buying: GE, Pentair, Tempur Sealy, Apollo Global and more, Hedge funds big wigs are buying consumer and selling tech, here's the stocks[more]

    Tudor Jones backs AI hedge funds From FT.com: Hedge fund magnate Paul Tudor Jones has invested in a brace of artificial-intelligence powered "quantitative" hedge funds, underscoring the increasing acceptance that the industry will need to turn more to technology and away from traditional

  2. Soon hedge fund investors won't bet on a man, they will bet on a machine[more]

    From Forexlive.com: The Wall Street Journal is in the midst of a 17-part series that looks at the rise of quant funds. The AUM and money invested in quant funds still trails traditional asset managers but the gap is closing. What's truly amazing is volume. Quant funds make up 27% of trading vo

  3. Investing - China's HNA wants to invest in Value Partners, Risk parity investors reap rewards from rebalancing act, SoftBank's $100 billion tech fund rankles VCs as valuations soar[more]

    China's HNA wants to invest in Value Partners From Reuters.com: HNA Group has alighted on a logical, if pricey, target in Hong Kong. The deal-hungry Chinese travel conglomerate known for overpaying wants to invest in Value Partners, one of Asia's few sizeable independent asset managers,

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Investors warm to ESG, but seek standardization[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Asset managers and asset owners plan to double their investment in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) driven strategies over the next two years, according to a survey from BNP Paribas Securities Services. The report, "Great Expectations: ESG - what's nex

  5. J.P. Morgan Asset Management launches ultra-short income ETF[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: J.P. Morgan Asset Management, the $1.5tln investment management arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has launched the JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (JPST), an actively managed ETF that seeks to provide current incom