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Bare-faced facts: study finds fat-tail risks in alpha males

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.

David Chaplin | 5th Aug 2022 | More
Hedge funds back in favour amidst market gyrations

The old adage about volatility bringing opportunity is proving true for hedge fund managers globally, who are more confident than ever that their strategies will once again be a weapon of choice in the arsenals of the world’s largest investors. Around 83 per cent of the 100 respondents to a survey in SigTech’s 2022 Hedge…

Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Jul 2022 | More
Future Fund prepares for tough times ahead

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…

Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Feb 2022 | More
  • Hedge Funds Rock rocks again

    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…

    Staff Writer | 28th Oct 2021 | More
    Hedge funds are back

    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…

    Greg Bright | 13th Aug 2021 | More
    ASX records worst session in more than a month

    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…

    Investor Strategy News | 30th Mar 2021 | More
  • ASX weakens as travel stocks fall on Brisbane lockdown

    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)…

    Investor Strategy News | 29th Mar 2021 | More
    Can you be converted?

    There is a US$550 billion ($764 billion) market that is rarely considered by Australian investors. Convertible bonds (CBs) are barely used locally, while in the US and Europe these are a key component of a growing company’s capital and pension fund portfolios. To appreciate this market, we must consider why CBs make sense for an…

    Staff Writer | 1st Oct 2020 | More
  • Hedge Funds Rock rocks on

    Metrics takes out top award among alternative managers

    Greg Bright | 10th Sep 2020 | More