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Amplify extols value of the hedge fund toolkit

The ability of hedge funds to produce consistent, positive and excess returns is a product of them having less constrained opportunity sets than long-only funds, according to Amplify Investment Partners

Will the Covid pandemic mark a turning point for Africa?

With equity markets in Africa sold down so much that even some of the longest running players are retreating, could that perhaps be a countervailing ‘buy’ signal?

Archegos family office scandal points to new rules – again –...

It’s happened again. Another ‘hedge fund scandal’ – according to news headlines blaring all around the world – that didn’t actually involve a real hedge fund, writes Neil Wilson.

Hedge fund performance: 2020, year of the human touch

Diversification is back in favour for hedge funds and those with a downside protection mandate delivered during the crisis, writes Niki Natarajan on

AIP reaches three-year mark

Technology-based niche hedge fund manager AIP Capital Management has reached the three-year mark as a business, making steady progress with its low-risk equity-focused hedge funds

Private sector: ready to back infrastructure programme

In a world in which the government and central bank have several means available to stimulate the economy, infrastructure spend is a powerful anti-recessionary fiscal policy tool, writes Jason Lightfoot, portfolio manager at Futuregrowth Asset Management

Why crypto suddenly looks less cryptic – and more compelling

Crypto is undoubtedly finding some new respectability. Over the past year, some of the biggest naysayers of previous years – including Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan, Larry Fink of BlackRock and Ray Dalio of Bridgewater – have become believers, writes Neil Wilson

Savvy Awards 2020: the best white papers

End-of-year reading - we have partnered with Savvy Investor, the world's leading knowledge network for institutional investors, to bring you the best investment papers of 2020

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