The Reading Room

The Reading Room

Fairfax Africa Fund plans to build $4 billion oil refinery in...

Feasibility study for the building of the refinery is underway

South African hedge funds review – Opalesque Roundtable

South Africa's regulatory framework has unlocked opportunities for domestic hedge fund managers, and there is also increased interest from foreign funds looking to distribute here

Recognising 2017’s best investment papers

The Savvy Investor Awards are judged on the basis of quality and readability, and the appeal to its institutional investor audience

‘Alt beta’ disrupts hedge funds

Managers are finding that more of their strategies can be automated

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