European election results, elements of diversification, and the global search for talented managers figure prominently among the latest collection of views of fund selectors.
Despite staging a comeback in many portfolios, as low yields elsewhere fuel the need for returns, hedge funds still face demands for trust, transparency and track records.
Volatility products are gaining popularity, yet fund selectors in Austria are struggling to decide which ones to use from the growing choice of absolute return and hedging strategies.
Hamburg-based alternative investment company Aquila Capital, has reported that its AC Spectrum Fund has delivered a return of 4.62% since its launch one year ago, despite the Newedge CTA index, regarded as the benchmark for the CTA universe, incurring...
Capital Strategies Partners is using particular databases to find managers of niche active management strategies, and bring their capabilities and products to market.
French group Lyxor Asset Management has added the IKOS Futures Strategy Index to its alternatives Ucits platform, Lyxor Dimension, to meet investor demand for CTA strategies providing diversified returns.
The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index was up 1.3% in January, reversing its downwards trend in 2011 thanks to special situations, equity long bias and convertible bond strategies.