Fortitudine Vincimus builds record

Hugo Nelson, Michael Streatfield and Mike Kane are making progress with their global long/short fund, a dollar-based Cayman structure

FSB set for on-site visits

The South African hedge fund industry has gone through the registration process for entering a regulated environment, and is now in the post-registration on-site...

Fees and performance go hand in hand

After a period of subdued returns for some (but certainly not all) strategies in 2016 it may come as no surprise that the fee debate is back in the mainstream headlines

i capital trials new strategy

Rory Sim and Lance Williams at i capital in Johannesburg are venturing into the asset management space, launching their South African equity unit trust...

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Cadiz South Easter makes progress

The Cadiz South Easter Fixed Interest IDS QI Hedge Fund, managed by Alastair Sellick and team, is making steady progress as part of the...

CoroCapital makes a solid start

Johannesburg-based CoroCapital is approaching the 12-month mark with its new hedge fund, the company’s first foray into third-party fund management. The CoroCapital Hedge Fund, a...


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Industry Research

Kenya’s NSE 20 leads February gainers

MSCI Frontier Markets Africa Index declines 3.32% in February

Private equity in double digits

Smaller funds proved to be the performance outliers, returning 45% on average

The Reading Room

Hedge fund firms start 2016 with whimper, end with bang

Despite difficult market conditions in the first half of 2016, average hedge fund returns ended the year in the black

SA hedge funds – performance and quality defy quantity

South African hedge fund industry has R118 billion in available capacity


Momentum refines FoHF structure for more probable outcomes

Momentum Investments’ “hedge fund replication” programme is taking shape as it beds down its outcomes-based investment philosophy

Prime LISP platform eyes new CIS opportunities

HedgeNews Africa sits down with Chad Menton of Global Fund Administrators to discuss creating a retail distribution network

People Moves

Bergh back on board at Praesidium

Greg Bergh has rejoined long-time colleague Mike Beamish at Praesidium in Cape Town, while continuing with the Sanlam long/short fund.

Laurium boosts team with four hires

Johannesburg-based Laurium Capital has further bolstered its research, operational and risk management capabilities

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