Stephanie Gabrielsson, CIO and portfolio manager at Skandia Fonder, explains her selection role for internally managed funds at the company
Aoifinn Devitt, head of the World Series Fund platform at Nikko Asset Management, sees consolidation as one key outcome for funds of funds and funds of hedge funds in future.
Russia’s investment manager Kapital Asset Management has launched a new fund to invest in gold.
US mutual fund giant Franklin Templeton is branching further into alternatives investing by buying a majority stake in K2 Advisors, in another high profile example of consolidation of the fund of hedge funds industry.
BlueCrest AllBlue, the London-listed fund of hedge fund, has performed 4% in NAV terms over the past 12 months.
German-speaking funds of funds (FoF) managers have defended their activities against criticism they have failed to keep pace with the times, and with multi-asset allocation products, which were the most popular fund sector in Europe last year.
Igor Sill, Silicon Valley venture capitalist and managing director of Geneva Venture Group, says venture fund of funds are becoming increasingly attractive to Wall Street investors seeking returns from the sector.
Mårten Agneskog and Malin Hallén of Swedbank Robur outline the benefits of a fixed cost fund of funds approach.
The alternative investment industry is often regarded as ‘thinking differently', but even within that community, some managers are taking alternative routes to making money for clients. The Latin American portion of PineBridge's global private equity...
The European Central Bank's three-year cheap loan program will probably have the effect of temporarily muting the growth of opportunities for Europe's distressed assets managers.
The long-awaited large transfer of ‘cash on the sidelines', built up during the crisis, into hedge funds could be about to start, as some allocators told Credit Suisse they will almost halve cash positions from 7% to just 4%.
Achim Backhaus, der bei Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers die Fondsauswahl verantwortet und mehrere Dachfonds managt, spricht mit David Walker
Groupama Asset Managment has "not abandoned" long/short hedge fund strategies although it has shifted towards equity market neutral, said Henri Chabadel, the firm's head of Sigma Fund Management.
Swiss institutional fund investor Unigestion has promoted Nicolas Rousselet to head its $3.7bn hedge fund investment activities, and be a managing director in Geneva.
Beating its peers has not been enough for hedge fund investor Gottex Fund Management Holdings, as the Swiss-based investor today recorded a fall in fee-earning assets and a continuation of cost cutting.
Having an element of top-down analysis, a ‘big picture' view of the global economy and of how asset classes react in it, will be crucial to investing funds successfully over the coming years.
Fund managers are launching innovative share classes for their products to shield investors from the real threats of declining value in the world's major fiat currencies, and sharp falls in eurozone shares.
Fund of hedge funds Altin has announced it will start paying dividends and distributing a further portion of its performance to shareholders, giving yield-starved investors badly-needed income.
Morten Spenner, CEO of fund of hedge funds International Asset Management, explains why he is overweight CTA and macro hedge fund strategies and remains confident about equity long/short and event-driven.
The dispersion of returns between hedge funds in September was the highest ever seen by Luke Ellis, head of Man’s multi-manager unit and a veteran of at least 13 years in the fund of hedge funds business.
SL Capital Partners, one of Europe's largest private equity funds of funds managers, has partnered with the Oxford University Private Equity Institute at Saïd Business School, to create an additional research position at the institute.