Lyxor Asset Management is the dominant player in Europe and possibly the world with its managed account hedge fund platform. It sees an increasingly institutionalised future for the asset class.
As regulations from the US and European Union hit the hedge funds industry, managers and investors struggle to come to terms with how this will affect and alter how the sector operates in future.
Brummer & Partners is the leading hedge fund in Scandinavia. Based in Sweden it boasts a stable of single manager funds and has perfected its model of encouraging entrepreneurial innovation.
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Guernsey and Jersey are working hard to develop the hedge fund industry in the Channel Islands. Uncertainty over how the European Union will treat third countries causing some concern.
The European Union's (EU) alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) directive has caused uncertainty but Guernsey law firms such as Carey Olsen, Ogier and Mourant Ozannes predict industry growth.
Guernsey has weathered the financial crisis well. Guernsey Finance, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission's (GFSC) and others believe the jurisdiction can build a stronger industry in future.
Auditing and accounting in Guernsey is experiencing an upswing in hedge fund business says Ernst & Young and Deloitte. Work focuses around transactions, share reissuing, advising and restructuring.
Guernsey fund service providers such as Legis, Praxis Fund Services, State Street and Kleinwort Benson predict growth for the jurisdiction in both single manager hedge funds and funds of hedge funds.
Quality Capital Management's QCM GDP Otus Fund is a systematic fund focused on market prices, not trends. Average yearly returns since inception in 1999 are just over 19%.
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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