Volatility hedge funds hit by market woes in all directions

2019-01-18 11:51

Some of the nimblest hedge-funds that trade volatility are hoping history doesn’t repeat after suffering their worst year in over a decade.

One in 5 finance firms is considering trading cryptocurrencies

2018-04-24 15:48

Thomson Reuters surveyed 400 of its global clients about their thoughts on crypto.

Importers should hedge before mini budget - expert

2017-10-23 13:19

Importers should consider hedging exposure before the mini budget, according to Bianca Botes of corporate treasury management at Peregrine Treasury Solutions.

Overview of hedge fund industry 2016

2016-12-30 15:11

Against the backdrop of a low equity return environment, hedge funds were best positioned to take advantage of a convergence of circumstances, says an expert.

Diamond billionaire Oppenheimer backs new hedge fund startup

2016-10-18 10:44

The family of SA diamond-mining billionaire Nicky Oppenheimer is backing a new hedge fund to be run by ex-Capricorn Capital Group money managers Andrew Crawford and Stephen Carew.

Hedge fund robot outsmarts human master

2016-08-21 18:36

By luck or design, Nomura’s Simplex Equity Futures Strategy Fund ended Brexit day with a 3.4% gain, one of its best results in three months of trading.

Hedge fund industry delivers strong growth

2016-02-23 17:14

The newly regulated SA hedge fund industry has grown its assets under management by R5.1bn in the 12 months to December 31 2015.

Performance drives growth in hedge fund assets

2015-10-06 15:42

Assets under management by the South African hedge fund industry have shown a 15.8% increase on June 30 2015, compared to the previous year.

UK's richest hedge fund managers

2015-04-24 17:05

Britain's top-25 richest hedge fund managers' wealth has risen by £1.8bn to £14.8bn over the past year, shows the Sunday Times Rich List.

Hedge fund manager banks R100m on Abil

2014-08-13 23:43

A local hedge fund manager explains how he made R100m profit on African Bank Investments.

 

Wierzycka swings 180° on hedge funds, slams them as fee racket

2018-08-15 10:46

Money manager Sygnia has closed all its hedge-fund products, ending a 13-year history with an investment strategy its chief executive officer now calls a ruse to pocket fees.

The world’s largest hedge fund is betting big against Europe

2018-02-21 13:40

Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates has upped its bet against European stocks to $22 billion.

Hedge funds thrive in emerging markets for best start since '09

2017-08-08 11:55

Hedge funds may be getting pounded in most corners of the world - but there’s one place they’re still turning a hefty profit: emerging markets.

JP Morgan-led fund rewarded as Glencore survives 'darkest days'

2016-12-20 16:21

When shares of mining firms including Freeport-McMoRan to Glencore were collapsing last year, a small fund run by JPMorgan Asset Management chose to hold on, now it's reaping the rewards.

SA hedge fund assets grow to R68.8bn - report

2016-10-07 05:00

The SA hedge fund industry’s assets under management have grown to R68.6bn, increasing mostly due to solid returns, shows the latest Novare survey.

Why should you invest in a hedge fund?

2016-07-14 11:00

Geoff Blount, MD of Bayhill Capital, says that while risk-free investment is never guaranteed, hedge funds offer a new asset class that shows more promise on its returns.

Novare launches retail fund of hedge funds

2016-02-03 17:09

Independent investment company Novare has announced the launch of its retail fund of hedge funds product.

New rules help hedge funds fight ’cowboy image’

2015-09-08 08:46

Hedge funds in South Africa are counting on new regulations imposed by the government to help them win credibility with pension fund managers who oversee R2.5trn.

Capetonian Kellermann accused as kingpin of R200bn Belvedere Ponzi

2015-03-23 10:07

Cobus Kellermann, CEO of Cape-based money manager Clarus Capital, has been fingered as a mastermind behind a massive global Ponzi scheme run from Mauritius.

Star bankers, traders ditch big US banks

2014-08-03 14:26

Crippled by lawsuits, US banks are grappling with an exodus of its best bankers and traders, lured by the huge salaries of hedge funds.

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