Thu, Jan 29, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Brevan Howard gains top spot in European hedge fund rankings

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Europe’s hedge funds are uniquely dynamic according to the latest Europe’s Top 50 survey of Europe's hedge funds ranked by assets under management, from the Hedge Fund Journal and Newedge Alternative Investment Solutions.

While the popular theory is that large hedge funds tend to hog the in-flows of assets and just get bigger, this study reveals that the composition of the top 50 European asset managers by funds under management is not constant year on year.

Five managers in the 2012 Europe 50 failed to make the 2013 ranking, with one of them shutting down, and there were six new names in this list for 2013. The authors comment that with only 39 or the 50 in both years’ surveys, is there any other industry where less than 80% of the top 50 players stay the same from one year to the next?

Beyond the five ejections, 16 funds from the 2012 survey experienced absolute declines in assets. And if you calculate in the fact that many had positive performance, net outflows must have been even bigger than the drop in assets. The authors write: "In several cases it seems that managers of latterly unfashionable strategies – such as emerging markets, CTAs, and event-driven – have seen big outflows, even though many of them not only outperformed peers b......................

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 - U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles, Quants win back investors as Swiss franc fuels volatility gains, David Einhorn's $7bn hedge fund is loading up on this stock, Hedge fund BlueMountain Capital unveils Ocwen Financial short, claims default on notes[more]

    U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles From Reuters.com: U.S. investors stung by the falling euro who want to stay invested in Europe are turning to exchange-traded funds designed to strip out the impact of the region's currency. The biggest among so-called "cur

  2. News Briefs - Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing, Winklevoss twins to launch bitcoin exchange with FDIC insured deposits, Robertson’s legacy from hedge funds to New Zealand, Real estate managers exploring smaller open-end funds[more]

    Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing It is the Facebookification of monetary investing. From social networking platforms that enable young investors to stick to every other's stock-picking mojo, to internet sites for initially-timers hungry for a piece of the Silicon Valley

  3. Update: Prosecutors seek 12 years for hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Federal prosecutors have asked the court to sentence convicted hedge fund manager Francisco Illarramendi to 12 years imprisonment for running an elaborate Ponzi scheme that bilked investors hundreds of millions in dollars, including a Venezuelan pension fund, report

  4. Institutions - Ontario pension fund leader calls all asset classes ‘expensive’, Taiwan's BLF plans $2bn in alternative mandates[more]

    Ontario pension fund leader calls all asset classes ‘expensive’ From WSJ.com: The head of one of the world’s largest pension funds said that across asset classes, “everything is expensive.” Ron Mock, who leads Canada’s $141 billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, said that the plan would

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-Citi trader launches 'sleep-at-night’ long/short equity fund[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: After working at Citi's proprietary trading desk, managing a large portfolio between 2008 and 2011, Joel S. Salomon founded SalauMor Management in New York