The Reading Room

The Reading Room

Explaining the decline in hedge fund assets

According to Novare’s 14th annual Hedge Fund Survey, more than 90% of industry assets have transitioned into the regulated space yet hedge fund AUM has decreased

AIMA launches new due diligence template

Aims to standardise the due diligence process for alternative investment managers and investors

Managers lack optimism in 2nd half

Fundraising will likely slow and investor sentiment is more negative now, Preqin survey shows

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

Smaller hedge fund firms building sustainable businesses

Most alternative investment management firms are able to turn a profit and expand with considerably less than $100m in assets, according to a survey of sub-$500m firms

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.

First of its kind ETF comes to the JSE

AMI Big 50 ex-SA ETF offers pan-African exposure outside of South Africa

Hedge fund firms start 2016 with whimper, end with bang

Despite difficult market conditions in the first half of 2016, average hedge fund returns ended the year in the black