Idwala launches first fixed income product

Niche, black-owned, fixed income house Idwala Capital has gone live with its first fixed income hedge fund mandate, the result of an innovative joint...

Badsha delivers in year one

Bulent Badsha at Sanlam Alternative Investments has clocked up a steady first year with his macro hedge fund, gaining a net 5.9% in the...

Man versus machine

Quant funds are gaining in prominence, but human intellect remains key across all hedge fund businesses

Prescient extends quant range

Dr Nafees Hossain moves ahead with plans to extend quant hedge fund range, joined by Wayne Gray

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Hearn zones in with asymmetry

Kenny Hearn, who is running Cape Town-based Asymmetry A, a private hedge fund, believes there is a new wave of asset management on the...

Empiric adds South African strategies

Empiric Capital, a scientific data-driven investment firm headquartered in London and Cape Town, has successfully deployed its algorithmic strategies

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Industry Research

The bulls are back

MSCI FM Africa Index breaches the 20% mark year to date

Africa mid-year report

MSCI FM Africa Index advances 5.94% in June

The Reading Room

Standard Bank starts prime broker to gain from hedge fund growth

Biggest African bank expects to have five clients by year end

AIMA publishes guide to fund administration

Provides guidance on how managers should choose, and periodically assess, their fund administrators

Interviews

Paragon uses artificial intelligence

The strategy is designed to have a low correlation to other asset classes, largely driven by an evolving set of diversified trading algorithms that profit from uncorrelated market phenomena

Balanced approach pays off for Obsidian

Johannesburg-based Obsidian Capital, founded by industry veterans Royce Long and Richard Simpson, is making steady progress with its multi-asset and long/short retail investor hedge...

People Moves

Theron joins Investec to head PB operations

New senior hire has more than 20 years' industry experience, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to fast-growing business

SANNE extends reach with three senior roles

Frankish becomes operations director, while Ndlovu and De Bruin join management company team

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