Fairtree Assegai makes gains

Stephen Brown enjoys a strong year with Fairtree Assegai Long Short, while building out his team and launching a new hedge fund strategy

Smith gets going at Trinomial

Long-time fixed income manager Linda Smith has started her new company, Trinomial Capital, based in Stellenbosch

Managers reflect on tough year

South African hedge funds have always turned in numbers that compare well with global peers and the markets. But last year was tough

Truffle adds to solid record

The Truffle SNN High Growth Retail Hedge Fund reaches its seven-year anniversary this month with net annualised returns of 22.63%

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Independent Alternatives moves ahead

Tatenda Chapinduka and Grant Hogan have successfully crystallised their business and investment processes, and are looking forward to further progress

Concentrated efforts pay off for Optis

The Optis Global Opportunities Fund, a global multi-strategy fund managed by Heiko van Wyngaarden, has enjoyed a particularly strong two years, adding a net...

Truffle adds to solid record

Senqu focuses on simplicity


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Industry Research

Hedge funds have outperformed stocks and bonds on risk-adjusted basis

Hedge funds have produced more consistent returns over both the short and long term, according to AIMA/Preqin research

Welcome turnaround for Africa

MSCI Frontier Markets Africa Index climbs 7.5% in January

The Reading Room

Long-term return forecasts 2018

"Expected" returns across the world's major asset classes

Get used to US-style shorting

The market is a voting machine. This is nothing new, writes Simon Brown on Fin24


ESG vital in hedge fund practice

Integrating ESG factors into investment strategies is part of the global agenda, notes CRISA's Oliphant

Momentum builds African real estate

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

People Moves

James heads prime at Investec

Hamish James has taken the role of business head for prime services at Investec Bank

Childs in global role at Prescient

Childs has joined Prescient Fund Services (Ireland) as head of international business, and will spearhead the group’s global busines

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