Despite impressive performance and a long track record, the hedge funds run by Old Mutual Asset Managers are struggling to attract significant AUM. That is set to change this year, according to OMAM.
European Commission meddling with the AIFM directive could be bad news for Europe’s managers and investors while the US Jobs Act opens a window to freer hedge fund marketing.
The combination of increasingly complex financial markets and the ramification of regulation, in particular the EU’s Solvency II directive, is forcing investors to rethink investment policies.
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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More volatility and uncertainty will continue into the next quarter of 2012 but the hedge fund industry has an opportunity to capitalise on its positive performance and boost investor confidence.
While some investors used volatility arbitrage for hedging purposes, now they are differentiating between volatility arbitrage and tail risk hedging. Vol arb should do well in most market environments.
Positive and negative effects are expected from mandatory registration of hedge funds by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Industry observers agree the move is good for the industry’s future.
Although exchange traded fund (ETF) trading is unlikely to threaten financial stability, OTC derivatives and securities lending operations do have relevance for systemic risk assessment, says research.
Advanced economies, compared with emerging markets, have better fundamentals, but getting back to ‘normal' will be a multi-year process, says economist Nouriel Roubini.
As the eurozone crisis continues to drag on, citizens of developed countries are making their views known: faith in the financial system and political leaders is in short supply.
Alcentra says sub-investment grade leveraged loans are becoming an accepted asset class in Europe as the market develops. Institutional investors are the norm in Europe compared with retail in the US.
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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