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Muhu multi-strategy at three-year mark

Johannesburg-based Independent Alternatives has achieved a three-year track record with its flagship Muhu Multi Strategy Prescient Retail Investor Hedge Fund, a quantitatively biased, macro-thematic,...

Obsidian funds make steady progress

Johannesburg-based Obsidian Capital has seen strong performance in recent months, with both its long/short and multi-strategy funds gaining around 10% each in the past...

ISI leverages off bank expertise for QIFs

Investec Specialist Investments taps origination, structuring and trading skills to offer credit co-investment and equity structured products funds

Du Plessis joins Laurium team

Ex-Prescient man Jean-Pierre du Plessis has joined Laurium Capital, bringing more than 20 years’ experience, predominantly focused on fixed income

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X-Chequer delivers in tough year

After a “bittersweet” 2018, Werner Prinsloo and his team at X-Chequer Fund Management are looking forward to the next 12 months

Westbrooke targets high-yield debt

Richard Aspersion is building a diversified portfolio of higher-yielding private debt opportunities investing predominantly in the UK


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South African Composite1.40%2.83%
HedgeNews Africa Composite1.54%3.16%

Industry Research

Sluggish Q1 for African indices

MSCI FM Africa Index retreats 1.28% in March

Private credit set to grow in Africa

Private credit, across a range of strategies, can provide attractive alternative financing options for African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to new research

The Reading Room

Hedge funds did better than equities last year – but so what?

George Tsinonis, head of investment analytics at RisCura, discusses recent hedge fund performance

Opinion: Hedge fund myths

Critics of hedge funds can get it wrong when it comes to their performance and accountability to investors, writes Jean-Pierre Verster


Liquidity and value key in 2019

Investors have a long list of worries going into 2019, yet sentiment-driven markets and volatility bring opportunity, says Investec Wealth & Investment's Ronelle Hutchinson

Blue Quadrant stands by global themes

Leandro Gastaldi at Cape Town-based Blue Quadrant Management endured a volatile year in 2018, coming in flat over 12 months after a tough fourth...

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Hathorn grows role at Maitland

Global family office, administration and advisory firm Maitland has appointed David Hathorn as deputy chairman with effect from February 1, 2019 as part of...

Effectus/Mergence interns move ahead

Effectus Capital Management and Mergence Africa Capital have seen two interns graduate from their annual internship programme, which launched in January 2018 with the...

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