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Industry Size & Managers

5 Reasons Why Emerging Managers are Worth a Look

Aug 8th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Seeding/early-stage, Sales & Marketing in the AI Industry, Structure of the Hedge Funds Industry

By Diane Harrison Beware the industry naysayers who proclaim hedge funds aren’t worth their salt–fees/risk/terms/etc. Sweeping generalizations may make good headlines, but they are invariably proven false by the minority that refutes them through action/statements/results/etc. Investors who take the time and effort to look under the ‘hedge fund hood’ canRead More


All About Alpha: Dawn of a New Decade

Jul 4th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Industry Size & Managers

By Chris Holt Today marks the dawn of a second decade for this venerable blog.  AllAboutAlpha published its first article almost exactly 10 years ago today, on July 4, 2016.  Since then, this website has published an article a day for 2,600 consecutive business days.  That’s about 1.3 million wordsRead More


New AIMA Guide: 7 Themes for Investor Relations Professionals

Jun 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, Investor Relations, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Alternative Investments in Context, Sales & Marketing in the AI Industry

In October 2015, a scholar at the University of Toronto wrote a paper on what he called the “paranoid style of investment lawyers and arbitrators,” bemoaning an increasingly shrill and belligerent tone in the investment world of late. If there is such paranoia, one probable contributor, and one possible consequenceRead 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


Investors ‘Misoverestimate’ ETFs and a Push Towards ESG

May 26th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Socially responsible investing, ETFs, SRI and Clean Energy, Allocating to A.I., Other Topics in A.I.

In a newly released report, Natixis Global Asset Management speaks to the quite positive views of passive investment vehicles and exchange traded funds that it finds in today’s marketplace.  Their report inspires the neologism “misoverestimate,” as a logical analog of a former U.S. president’s term, “misunder ….” A Natixis surveyRead More


The Alberta Approach to Benchmarking & Performance Attribution

May 18th, 2016 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Benchmarking & Performance Attribution, Allocating to A.I.

The Alberta Management Investment Corp. began life in 2008, as a successor to a division of Alberta Finance. It became a crown corporation in order to better manage the allocation of assets for twenty-six pension funds and investment plans. Its leaders initiated a review and soon discovered that they hadRead More


Weeden Suggests Half-a-Loaf for IEX

Mar 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: Industry Size & Managers

As regular readers know, AllAboutAlpha has been following the continuing controversy over IEX, the ATS designed by Brad Katsuyama around a “speed bump.” For the uninitiated, that speed bump is a trick for saving institutional investors from the rigors of an otherwise-necessary arms race with the high-frequency traders. Of late,Read 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


Get ready for ALTSLA 2016!

Jan 12th, 2016 | Filed under: Industry Size & Managers


Top Alpha Stories of 2015: Nerds Win Three, Lose Two

Dec 29th, 2015 | Filed under: Newly Added, The A.I. Industry, Industry Size & Managers, Investing in Commodities, Regulatory, Regulatory Environment, Commodities, Structure of the Hedge Funds Industry

We offer our annual review of the five top Alpha stories of the year ending, in the course of which we mention that these are exciting times in the world of basic biological/medical research. They’ve been exciting at least since the completion of the map of the human genome in 2003, when attention turned to what can be done with that map. Read 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


Alternative Asset Managers Feeling the Burn

Dec 17th, 2015 | Filed under: Newly Added, Industry Size & Managers

By Diane Harrison As another year draws to a close, emerging hedge fund managers wrestle with how to grow their business to the next level, including how to survive another year of cutthroat competition for attracting investors. While the answers to this riddle can be numerous and complex, I thoughtRead 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


InVantage Group

Jun 9th, 2010 | Filed under: Service Providers, Alpha-centric Companies

InVantage Group From corporate website: InVantage Group was formed to analyze and research strategic areas in today’s ever evolving world of business. In order to stay competitive, organizations must constantly explore strategies for advancement and growth, and our aim is to facilitate this process by providing interactive and flexible conferenceRead 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


Building the Alpha-centric Infrastructure

Jul 20th, 2000 | Filed under: Alpha-centric Companies

The list of companies now providing the infrastructure for the alpha-centric revolution is too vast for us to cover.  However, when we looked closely at our knowledge base, it’s clear that a few companies in particular make repeat appearances.  We list those companies here. Asset Managers Consultants Service Providers  (professional services, technology, brokerage,Read 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