Effectus opts for RIF route

The Effectus Multi-Strategy Opportunities Fund has successfully converted to a retail investor product (RIF) on November 1, delivering absolute returns during turbulent market conditions

X-Chequer equities funds make headway

The X-Chequer equity funds have made solid gains this year, with the X-Chequer Long Short Fund adding 7.6% to the end of October and...

Emperor long/short reaches three years

The quantitative-based long/short hedge fund strategy relies on a proprietary-built system tracking momentum stocks

New Ashburton fund provides financing

The Ashburton Mezzanine Fund I will provide financing to established medium-sized enterprises across sectors

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Senqu focuses on simplicity

Johannesburg-based Senqu Capital, headed by Andrew Crawford and Stephen Carew, has gained good traction in its first year of operation, with its hedge fund...

Oakhaven clocks up five years

Flagship fixed income hedge fund has delivered compound annual returns of 10.2% and a Sharpe ratio of 0.4.

LATEST SINGLE-MANAGER INDEX VERSUS MARKET RETURNS GRAPH

Monthly MediansOCT 2017YTD 2017
South African Composite1.96%6.94%
HedgeNews Africa Composite1.58%7.93%

Industry Research

Most indices set to post double-digit gains

MSCI Frontier Markets Africa adds 2.98% in November

Solid returns from private equity

Private equity returns a 13.8% IRR over 10 years

The Reading Room

Recognising 2017’s best investment white papers

The Savvy Investor Awards are judged on the basis of the quality and readability of the paper and its appeal to their institutional investor audience.

‘Alt beta’ disrupts hedge funds

Managers are finding that more of their strategies can be automated

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Momentum builds African real estate

London-based Momentum Global Investment Management is live with three projects in its Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund

Mazi extends business reach

Johannesburg-based Mazi Asset Management has made significant strides in building a diversified asset management company

People Moves

OMMM hires Ngqondoyi

Ngqondoyi has joined Old Mutual Multi-Managers as a senior analyst and head of hedge funds, reporting to CIO Andrew Salmon

Nitrogen moves into 12th year

Nitrogen has taken on Waldo du Plessis as junior portfolio manager, with David Oberholzer joining in October as a junior analyst

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