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Hedge funds strike back after a lost decade

The level of alpha that hedge funds generated in the age of quantitative easing was “lackluster”, but rising market volatility now offer “a richer opportunity set for skilled managers.”

Lachlan Maddock | 28th Sep 2022 | More
Northleaf brings evergreen private credit fund to Australia

With rising rates expected to enhance yield in an asset class characterized by floating rate loans, international private markets manager Northleaf will launch a new open-ended private credit fund Down Under.

Staff Writer | 28th Sep 2022 | More
  • What the end of ’30 years of one-way traffic’ means for private markets

    As rates rise and the money fuelled tech bubble pops, private companies – and their investors – are buckling down. The hard question, for which there is no good answer, is about what happens next.

    Lachlan Maddock | 19th Sep 2022 | More
    Decade of decay: Eight investment strategies set to fall apart

    A host of things investors have benefitted from in recent decades are likely to turn on a multi-year view. Even the much vaunted alternatives will find it harder to generate alpha.

    David Chaplin | 19th Sep 2022 | More
  • A spoonful of factors helps inflation go down

    Portfolios built along factor lines may be better-placed to withstand the grinding effects of high inflation, a recent study probing almost 150 years of market returns has found.

    David Chaplin | 16th Sep 2022 | More
    Wall Street’s hot money strategies

    The smart money in the alternatives space is likely to flow into CTAs, or trend-following hedge funds, and global macro strategies, according to an annual survey by capital introduction specialists Agecroft Partners LLC.

    Greg Bright | 16th Sep 2022 | More
    Sokulsky prepares new hedge fund for launch

    The former CIO of Crestone Wealth Management has won seed capital from a number of family offices and individuals for a new global multi-strategy hedge fund.

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th Sep 2022 | More
    Time to prepare for the new lost decade (where private equity won’t help)

    The Fed Put is dead. Dip buying is a crutch. Private equity is a “junk bond in disguise”. And get ready for a lost decade for US equities says Rupal Bhansali, CIO of Ariel Investments.

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Sep 2022 | More
    GQG hunts growth as instos sell the top dogs

    It turns out that being a top performer can be tough as institutional clients pull money from favourites amidst broader equity de-risking.

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Aug 2022 | More
  • ‘Think differently to the next guy’: Paradice on why fundies falter

    “If you have style drift and you move into the latest hot thing, you’re gonna get whipsawed… That’s usually the death knell of a fund manager, that style drift.”

    Lachlan Maddock | 12th Aug 2022 | More
    V-Square launches sustainable strategy for super funds

    Chicago-based V-Square Quantitative Management has expanded its separately-managed account platform with the launch of its Global Equity ESG Materiality and Carbon Transition Indexed Strategy.

    Lachlan Maddock | 5th Aug 2022 | More
    It’s all about psychology in small caps

    Any time you get great valuations, “it’s always messy”. But the indiscriminate sell-off in growth small caps presents the best buying opportunity since 2008. “Historically, people think of small cap growth as the wrong place to be in a rising interest rate environment – and it is, when people first start to think about a…

    Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Aug 2022 | More