Strong EU leadership required to manage uncertain times ahead

It has been suggested that a difficult period for both Europe and the UK within Europe could be set to follow the elections that will be taking place over the coming months.

Posted on: 23 Mar, 2015
Posted in: Feature

US derivatives proposals could curb legitimate hedging

Proposals in the US for derivatives to be “marked to market” for tax purposes would prevent legitimate hedging of risk, according to the Options Clearing House (OCC).

Posted on: 16 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Regulation

GAIM Monaco 2013: Bearishness on Eurozone remains

Hedge fund managers, speaking at GAIM 2013 in Monte Carlo, remain bearish on the Eurozone with one warning that some countries might be shut out of Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT), a scenario that could facilitate the break-up of the Eurozone

Posted on: 18 Jun, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Tail risk hedge funds will remain popular despite recent underperformance, says SSGA

Tail risk hedge funds will remain popular despite a temporary lull in investor interest, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has said.

Posted on: 05 Apr, 2013
Posted in: Investors

Institutional investors predict further hedge fund growth, according to Credit Suisse survey

Institutional investors predict global hedge fund AuM will grow 10% in 2013 to $2.42 trillion, an all-time record, while long/short equity was identified as the most sought after strategy, according to Credit Suisse’s hedge fund investor survey.

Posted on: 08 Mar, 2013
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

Predictions for 2013

  1. Uncertain macro environment will hinder performance.
  2. Do not get hopes up for a political agreement on the fiscal cliff.
Posted on: 20 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Investors

Review of 2012: Part one

Our year-end review in 2011 prophesised 2012 would be miserable.

Posted on: 17 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Investors

Counterparty risk concerns diminish while bearishness on eurozone grows, Aksia survey shows

Hedge fund manager concerns over counterparty risk appear to have abated despite increasingly bearish sentiment that Greece will exit the Euro while Spain and Italy will be forced into default or restructuring, a survey by Aksia has revealed.

Posted on: 10 Dec, 2012
Posted in: Operational Risk

Banks need to be more transparent on eurozone crisis

Banks need to be more forthright with buy-side clients about the operational implications of a eurozone country (or countries) exiting the single currency or common market.

Posted on: 28 Nov, 2012

Fund managers optimistic about global growth but US fiscal cliff remains huge concern

Optimism about global growth is at an 18 month high although fears about the US fiscal cliff remain, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA) fund manager survey.

Posted on: 13 Nov, 2012
Posted in: Investors


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