Uncertainty, dispersion and volatility are “magical words” for hedge funds, and the $160 billion Aware Super has reframed its thinking around the liquid alternatives space in a more complex macro environment.
As consolidation gathers pace and big super funds move their investments offshore, it will likely be the biggest private markets managers that benefit. But Your Future Your Super presents a unique set of challenges that can’t be easily overcome.
Cracks are showing in the old way of doing things. Being able to make money in a sideways market – and do it without equities – will now be the great differentiator.
New research shows broad-faced hedge fund managers tend to take more risks but deliver less alpha for the effort compared to those with more elongated features.
“In general, it is a healthy environment for hedge funds, with allocation from institutional investors expected to rise. As markets brace for uncertainty, investors expect hedge funds to offer positive returns while reducing portfolio risk.”
The Future Fund’s unbroken run of robust returns is about to the face a tough new investment paradigm. A stronger bent to “skill-based investments” might help them weather the storm. There’s a strong argument for the Future Fund being one of the wonders of the investing world. Seeded with $60 billion 13 years ago, it’s…
The Australian Alternative Investment Awards, held in conjunction with the Hedge Funds Rock charity fundraiser, will be proceed in-person this year after last year’s deferral to Covid-19 restrictions. The awards, which recognise the best alternative investment funds and asset managers in the Australian funds management industry, have a new addition in the form of the…
With an uptick in interest in hedge funds following better performance during covid-19, bfinance has produced a study on how big investors have adapted their hedge fund portfolios. The global manager search and research firm says that institutional investor sentiment towards hedge funds has been “noticeably more positive in 2021, supported by double-digit gains [in…
Market down as Brisbane locks down, AGL to split, USD rallies The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) finished 0.9% lower after the Queensland Government announced a lockdown amid surging virus cases in Brisbane and surrounding areas. The retail sector was hit hard, falling 1.4%, as the likes of Flight Centre (ASX:FLT), -1.8% and Webjet (ASX:WEB), -2.0%, were hit with cancellations of Easter travel plans. The…
Brisbane lockdown hits ASX, Afterpay (ASX:APT) falls to three month low, travel stocks struggle The ASX200 (ASX:XJO) gave up a strong opening on US stimulus, ultimately finishing 0.1% lower after the Queensland Government announced a three-day lockdown of the city after community transmission of the UK COVID-19 variant was confirmed. The retail sector fell on the news, with Webjet (ASX:WEB)…