The challenges on an investor's radar

COOConnect spoke to Rania Azmi at GAIM Monaco in June 2015, about how investors are changing their asset allocation, the best opportunity in the next 12 months, and the challenges that need to be on an investor's radar.

Posted on: 09 Jul, 2015
Posted in: Video Features

Institutional investors increasingly launching operational platforms for hedge funds

An increasing number of institutional investors are building internal operational platforms or umbrella platforms for emerging portfolio managers to leverage upon.

Posted on: 14 Nov, 2014
Posted in: Investors

OECD introduces further investor reporting

Financial institutions including fund managers will need to up the ante on client due diligence and bolster investor reporting following the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) agreement on the automatic exchange of info

Posted on: 30 Oct, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Bulge bracket prime brokers risk looking short-termist

The decision by bulge bracket prime brokers to terminate certain hedge fund relationships risks looking short-termist and could provide opportunities for the mini-prime brokerage industry, particularly in London.

Posted on: 18 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Prime Brokerage

FATCA responsible officer function obsolete for Cayman funds

Outsourcing the responsible officer (RO) function under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) offers limited value to Cayman-Islands’ domiciled fund managers.

Posted on: 11 Sep, 2014
Posted in: Investors

Time to tap investors in Latin America

Everybody knows that some parts of Latin America are getting richer. Populous, rich in raw materials, ambitious and discovering the benefits of political stability, countries such as Brazil and Chile are already substantial sources of investment capital for the fund managers of the world to run.  The important question is how to access the distribution networks of the banks and brokers that dominate the distribution of funds in the region. The recent deal between AXA Investment Managers and BNP Paribas Securities Services suggests UCITS funds are one solution.

Credit Relative value most sought after strategy, says Credit Suisse survey

Credit relative value is the most popular investment strategy with 53% of investors intending to allocate to it over the next quarter, according to Credit Suisse’s mid-year hedge fund investor survey.

Posted on: 31 Jul, 2012

Investors failing to strike right balance between investment and Ops due diligence, says Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps has warned that some allocators are failing to strike the correct balance between investment and operational due diligence.

Posted on: 28 Jun, 2012

SEC could yet impose restrictions on JOBS Act

The JOBS Act is a positive development for hedge funds but managers have been warned the SEC could yet still impose restrictions, said K&L Gates, a Washington DC-based law firm at their annual investment management conference in London.

Posted on: 27 Jun, 2012

Funds of funds continue to stutter, says S&P Capital IQ

More than 90% of funds of hedge funds would be “ungradable” if their performance had been measured against absolute as opposed to relative return targets, S&P Capital IQ Fund Research, a data provider, has said.

Posted on: 06 Jun, 2012


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