Mon, Feb 26, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers September 2013

Servicers' Spot: Advent survey, GPP

 

Advent survey finds 75% of investors want to see research management systems in place at hedge funds

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva

Advent Software, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, conducted a survey on how investors select hedge funds.

The survey, called Pitch Perfect: How Investors Choose Hedge Funds sought to determine what investors look for when making new hedge fund investments, and what fund managers should avoid doing when making their pitch. A total of 152 responses came from investment advisors, funds of hedge funds, family offices, foundations, endowments, and pension plans in early 2013.

Advent found that hedge funds need a strategic edge to attract investors. 75% of investors said they wanted to see research management systems in place at the hedge funds they look at.

"As they're continually overwhelmed with an unprecedented volume of market data and their time is stretched increasingly thin, investors are seeking a solution to help better organize, manage, and leverage information -and an effective research management system could meet this need," says the Advent announcement. So a research management solution could have an impact on the fate of the firm...

... Raising capital has never been more competitive, says the report, and hedge funds' recent underperformance has made many investors more sceptical. Furthermore, "success does not necessarily beget success. Because hedge funds are often thought to be most successful before becoming too large to effectively execute their strategy, investors tend to hunt for emerging managers. The playing field is wide open."

Read the full article here: www.opalesque.com/648105/Advent_survey_finds_of_investors_want_to810.html

Â

GPP expands in Eu......................

To view our full article please login

This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
New Managers
New Managers
New Managers

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. Art & Motion launches collectible car alternative investment vehicle[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Luxembourg-based Art & Motion has launched a new investment vehicle dedicated to vintage cars and exceptional high-quality vehicles as this collectible market has grown exponentially the turn of the centu

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Global Sigma captures February's long-vol trade[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Florida-based Global Sigma rode February's volatility to new highs. The firm's AGSF strategy is up +2.8 percent through February 16 and +4.2 percent YTD a

  3. Institutional Investors - Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager, Private credit strategies in stratosphere[more]

    Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager From Bloomberg.com: With volatility back on the radar, one of the Nordic region's biggest asset managers is considering relying a bit more on hedge funds to help oversee his portfolio. Mikko Mursula, the chief investment off

  4. Investing - All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping, Hedge funds pile into Time Warner in bet on merger success[more]

    All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping From Reuters.com: Forced to abandon ship after mistiming their investments five years ago, hedge funds are venturing back in a bid to profit from growing global trade flows. Around 90 percent of traded goods by volume are tran

  5. Investing - Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off, After biggest short, speculators slash bearish US bond bets as supply deluge looms[more]

    Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off From Newsmax.com: A key group of investors has just missed out on the biggest tech-stock rally since 2014. Hedge funds and other large speculators turned net short on Nasdaq 100 Index futures for the first time in 21 months, ac