RECM goes live with QIF mandate

Independent boutique asset manager RECM has launched a qualified investor hedge fund, with a flexible mandate that allows the team to extend its value-based...

Aylett achieves nine-year record

South African unconstrained multi-strategy hedge fund returns a net annualised 11.3% since inception

Fertile ground for alpha hunters?

Market conditions seem increasingly complicated yet many industry players believe that there are more opportunities emerging for active managers than there have been in...

Watson and Dodd extend focus at OMMM

Monene Watson and Michael Dodd at Old Mutual Multi Managers are extending their focus into the hedge fund space after Stephen Brierley’s move to...

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Sanlam joins InfraSec for Africa infrastructure fund

Sanlam Investments has teamed up with Africa Infrastructure Securities (InfraSec) to launch the new US dollar-denominated Sanlam InfraSec Infrastructure Fund, which aims to tap...

Ashburton Africa makes progress

Fund manager Paul Clark follows a value approach, investing 80% of the portfolio in companies whose primary source of income is derived from Africa

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Continental shift

MSCI Frontier Markets Africa Index surges in May

How should investors assess the equilibrium real rate of interest?

In this guest post, Andrew Perrins, CEO of Savvy Investor, presents some of the best papers curated by the Savvy Investor research team on the natural rate of interest.

The Reading Room

The case for short selling

There are many myths around the practice of short selling, but when executed correctly, short selling can reduce portfolio risk and enhance portfolio returns, according to research from Electus Fund Managers

Not all investment fees are equal

Over the last decade, there’s been an increased vocalisation of investors’ concerns about the cost associated with investing.

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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

Watson and Dodd extend focus at OMMM

Monene Watson and Michael Dodd at Old Mutual Multi Managers are extending their focus into the hedge fund space after Stephen Brierley’s move to...

Mergence eyes Africa opportunity

Cape Town-based Mergence Investment Managers has hired Semoli Mokhanoi as a new alternative investments strategist, with plans to launch private equity and alternative investment...

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