Hedge funds seen gaining market influence in passive boom

The decade-long growth of cheap index-tracking funds is giving hedge funds an unexpected influence in setting market prices.

Trading and Investing

In China's hedge fund industry, global managers are a tough sell

As China opens its version of the hedge fund industry to overseas firms for the first time, pioneers are wading into a market full of both promise and peril.

Hedge Funds

Rise of robots: Inside the world's fastest growing hedge funds

Funds using automated investing processes are the fastest growing segment of the hedge fund universe. 

Data Science

China hedge funds bounce back from losses to rank near top

China-focused hedge funds bounced back from their worst performance in five years and trounced global counterparts. After an annual loss last year, Greater China hedge funds added more than 13 percent on average in the first half of 2017 to rank among the top-performing strategies in the world.

Hedge Funds

Investors are jumping back into hedge funds

Investor interest in hedge funds is back on the upswing. Hedge funds saw the biggest jump in demand among asset classes examined in a Credit Suisse Group AG report.

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New IASB hedge accounting rules provide greater flexibility, broader reach

As part of the International Accounting Standards Board's (IASB) response to the financial crisis, IFRS 9, which replaces IAS 39, aims to align hedge accounting more closely with risk management. As a result, a broader range of economic hedging strategies are likely to qualify for hedge accounting.

Regulation

Pensions are starting to judge hedge funds on ESG

As many of the world's biggest investors, including public pension funds, foundations, endowments, family offices, and sovereign wealth funds increase their focus on responsible investing, they are starting to ask whether hedge funds they invest in are incorporating sustainable strategies.

Hedge Funds

Credit hedge funds miss resurgence

The hedge fund industry is starting to recover from a bruising stretch. More traders are launching hedge funds. But one area has been notably left out of the resurgence: credit hedge funds, which have continued to lose investor money.

Hedge Funds

Hedge Funds are facing a U.S. criminal probe over bond valuations

U.S. prosecutors are investigating one of Wall Street’s darkest markets, focusing on hedge funds suspected of inflating the value of debt securities in their portfolios to juice the fees they collect.

Hedge Funds

Active vs. passive, fee pressure at the fore in asset manager 1Q

Fee pressure, a shift to passive products and hedge-fund outflows remain asset manager challenges in 2017.

Portfolio Management