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Bright Future for Hedge Funds?

Where are hedge funds headed now?  How has COVID-19 impacted their movements and strategies?  Here we take a look at some of the recent news.

In June it seemed like the stock markets were engaged in a positive trend.  The S&P 500 registered a 2.33 percent performance, making its fifth consecutive month of profits.

According to a Nickel Digital rep:

 “We are seeing active and continuous engagement from the entire institutional community, including (but not limited to) pensions, foundations, endowments and funds of hedge funds. Recent volatility has proved to be an opportunity for certain trading strategies (like market-neutral arbitrage) while being a headwind for others (beta exposures to underlying crypto assets). In fact, it created an immediate demand for lower-volatility defensive funds. The investment objective, sizing and risk tolerance are the critical factors in assessing any investment opportunity, especially in crypto.”

Stakeholders are finding that asset managers are less concerned about regulatory risks with the increase in institutional players into the crypto industry. Financial regulators seem to be much  more concerned about protecting retail investors.

There has also been a lot of discussion on the optimistic future for hedge funds within the next 10 years.  Research firm PivotalPath believes that there has been – and will continue to be – the enhancement of hedge fund activity due to improved performance and investors having a much more realistic expectations about what they can expect from hedge funds.

Hedge Fund Strategies for Investors

In this video put together by Erik Townsend, hedge fund manager of Macro Voices, The Long-Short Equity Strategy is discussed.  Teaching podcast listeners “how to manage their own investment portfolio using the same methodology and techniques employed by hedge funds in order to produce market beating investment returns.” Continue Reading

Hedge Funds 2020: What to Expect

Where are hedge funds headed next year? What is the outlook for the industry vis-à-vis new hires, M&As?  Here we present the thoughts of some experts in the field, most notably Alexis DuFresne, Whitney Partners Director, Paul Tudor Jones of Investment Corporation and Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors. In a recent YouTube video, on a… Continue Reading

Brexit and the Hedge Fund Industry

Brexit is apparently impacting everything and everyone.  Are they in? Are they out?  Every day it’s a different story and the British pound has recently plummeted to a two-year low as a result of this hokey-pokey dance. According to a recent news article: “Sterling plunged to 28-month lows and headed for its biggest daily fall… Continue Reading

Alternative Investments: Why?

What do investment industry experts when they add the adjective alternative to their investments?  According to CEO of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIAA) William J. Kelly, regular investments are those made in cash, bonds and stocks etc. Alternative investments are ones in intellectual property, land, private equity and real estate.  Toward the end… Continue Reading

Equity Investment Firms: Recent Awards

Awards presented to private equity investment firms are given for a variety of reasons, including recognition of excellence in the establishment, growth and management of a new or existing acquisition, a testament to consistent performance and a high chance of continued stability.   They are selected via senior, experienced members of the industry.  Here we take… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Fluctuations

Hedge funds are a very fluid industry.  As Alan Greenspan once said: “One of the problems with hedge funds is that they are changing so rapidly. If you have the balance sheet that closed business last night, by 11 A.M. this morning, that won’t tell you very much about what they’re doing.” In this article… Continue Reading