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Asset Managers

Eurekahedge: The Grinch Stole December’s Returns

Jan 22nd, 2019 | Filed under: Newly Added, Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Hedge Fund Strategies, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Equity Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Indexes, Hedge Funds

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down for the month of December 1.31%, and that this brought the total decline of 2018 down to 3.85%, according to the January 2019 report. Part of the reason for the bad December numbers was a broad concern about the yield-curve inversion in USRead More

McKinsey on Asia’s Asset Managers

Dec 16th, 2018 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Asset Managers, Regulatory, Regulatory Environment, The Global Economy & Currencies, Emerging markets, Economics, Allocating to A.I.

Assets under management for Asia’s managers have ballooned in the last 10 years, with an increase on average of 9% annually. Performance has been such as to encourage inflow. A recent study by McKinsey suggests that the “good times” will “keep rolling.” But it also cautions that the opportunities inRead More

Making Sense of Private Credit Funds

Aug 26th, 2018 | Filed under: Newly Added, Private Equity, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Debt Types of Private Equity, Asset Managers, Private Investments

A new study takes what is called a “first look” at the aggregate performance of private credit funds. Using data going back to 2004, the authors (two of whom are affiliated with Adams Street Partners) determine that private credit funds “have performed about as well, or better than, leveraged-loan, high-yield,Read More

Closing the Gender Gap in Alternative Investments

May 29th, 2018 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Asset Managers, Other Topics in A.I.

The Emerging Market Private Equity Association (EMPEA) has announced its first initiative aimed at closing the gender gap, which it calls its Gender Parity Acceleration Working Group. EMPEA has 300 member firms, including both general partners and limited parties, who are invested in more than 130 countries around the globeRead More

Skin in the Game: Testing a Cliché

Jul 16th, 2017 | Filed under: Newly Added, Industry Size & Managers, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, Alternative Investments in Context

One of the most well-worn clichés in the hedge fund industry is the phrase “skin in the game.” Investors want managers who have “skin in the game,” that is, managers who risk/hedge their own money the same way they are risking/investing their outside investors’ money. A recent paper by ArpitRead More

Industry Headwinds: And How to Move Forward Regardless

Dec 29th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Investor Relations, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Asset Managers, Sales & Marketing in the AI Industry, Other Topics in A.I.

In a new white paper, CaseyQuirk has identified four catalysts said to be driving secular change in the active asset management world: New buyer demands emphasizing different value propositions for asset managers. Related to this – institutions are losing relative importance to high-net-worth individuals, and these individuals “value different attributesRead More

Fiduciary Duty, Excessive Fees, and Findings of Fact  

Aug 30th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Asset Managers, Regulatory Environment, Legislation/Court rulings

The Honorable Peter J. Sheridan, for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, ruled in favor of defendants, AXA Equitable and related entities, in a consolidated derivative action on behalf of mutual fund investors. This was a lengthy decision issued on August 25 that will reward attentionRead More

SLAM Wars: The Flow Awakens Ranking Asset-Manager Flows & Profits

Jun 6th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Industry Size & Managers, Asset Managers, Institutional Investing, High-net-worth investors, Endowments & Foundations, Institutional Asset Management, Family Offices

By Charles A. Skorina As recruiters we work both sides of the investment-management street: serving for-profit money managers and not-for-profits like foundations and endowments.Fee-based publicly listed asset managers, especially the big ones, are newsworthy because they invest a lot of money for a lot of customers, including non-profits investors.  There’sRead More

Convergence: Hedge Fund Managers Will Need More Staff

Mar 1st, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Hedge Fund Industry Trends, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, Structure of the Hedge Funds Industry

Convergence, a research and advisory firm serving the alternative asset management world, has posted a review of the year 2015, looking at where the industry stands by comparing 2015 and 2014 numbers in a number of respects.Read More

The Skorina Report: Who are the Best Institutional Investors? It’s Not That Simple

Feb 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Asset Managers, Institutional Investing, Institutional Asset Management

By Charles Skorina There is simply no place like New York for the depth and breadth of exceptional investment professionals. Yet with all this talent, the challenge of building superior investment teams that can endure and outperform over a decade or more is daunting and seldom achieved. Consistent, multi-decade superiorityRead More

AIMA: 44% of Hedge Fund Firms Planning New Launches in 2016

Dec 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Liquid Alternative Investiments, Asset Managers, Liquid Alts, Other Topics in A.I.

A global survey by PwC and the Alternative Investment Management Association looks at the expansion of the hedge fund industry and the evolution of its distribution model. The most eye-catching statistic from the survey us that 44% of fund managers responding said that they will launch a new fund byRead More

DB Global Prime: Hedge Funds See Steady Combined Inflows, But Lots of Action

Nov 29th, 2015 | Filed under: Newly Added, Performance, Analytics & Metrics, Hedge Fund Strategies, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Equity Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Benchmarking & Performance Attribution, Hedge Funds

DB Prime's researchers have highlighted the multi-year outflows from EM to DM. EM equity inflows in particular reached a peak in early 2011. Since then EM equities have seen an outflow which has benefitted primarily Europe and Japan within the developed world. Read More

McKinsey Report Declares North American Asset Management in ‘Robust’ Health

Nov 24th, 2015 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Asset Managers

The emergence of new pools of capital has been very good to the asset management world in North America. So, that's good news, right? But? Yes, there's always a 'but.'Read More

The Skorina Report: Wall Street Pay & CEO Performance: Who got their money’s worth?

Jun 4th, 2015 | Filed under: Alpha-centric Companies, Asset Managers, Institutional Investing, Alpha Hunters, High-net-worth investors

Charles Skorina presents his annual CEO compensation report and a little bit more.Read More

Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Jul 19th, 2008 | Filed under: Asset Managers

Morgan Stanley Investment Management From corporate website:  Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s alternative investment offerings span a wide range of disciplines, including hedge funds and funds of funds; absolute return strategies; real estate; senior loans; structured products; and private equity, which encompasses direct investments, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and infrastructure Click hereRead More

Diversified Global Asset Management

Jul 20th, 2000 | Filed under: Asset Managers

Diversified Global Asset Management From corporate website: Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation (DGAM) is an active manager of funds of hedge funds. Our performance-driven services are appropriate for sophisticated investors who understand the risks of hedge fund investing.  We construct well-diversified portfolios and seek to minimize risks during normal andRead More

Bridgewater Associates

Jul 19th, 2000 | Filed under: Asset Managers

Bridgewater Associates From corporate website: It is in Bridgewater’s DNA to innovate, unshackled by conventions. As a result, over the last 30 years, Bridgewater has pioneered several investment strategies, including currency overlay management in the 1980s, the separation of alpha and beta in the early 1990s and inflation-linked bond managementRead More

Barclays Global Investors

Jul 19th, 2000 | Filed under: Asset Managers

Barclays Global Investors From corporate website: Barclays Global Investors transformed the investment industry by creating the first index strategy in 1971 and the first quantitative active strategy in 1978. After more than three decades-and with one of the best long-term track records of any active manager-we remain a leader inRead More

Analytic Investors

Jul 19th, 2000 | Filed under: Asset Managers

Analytic Investors From corporate website: Analytic Investors is widely recognized for a commitment to innovative investment research, disciplined quantitative methods and an ability to implement sophisticated trading and portfolio management strategies. Our institutional heritage and time-tested strategies complement a variety of investment objectives in today’s increasingly complex global arena. ClickRead More

Other Asset Managers

Jul 19th, 2000 | Filed under: Asset Managers

Other Asset Managers First Quadrant Goldman Sachs (Active Alpha Investing) Integra Capital (Alpha Beta Strategies) Morgan Stanley (Alternative Investment Partners – Portable Alpha) Northwater Capital PanAgora Research Affiliates RMF (Portable Alpha) State Street Global Advisors (Absolute Return) Strategic Group Fitzpatricks Financial Advisers If you would like to add your companyRead More