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Finanz Konzept: masters of the EU asset management market

Even in spite of the global financial crisis, investors like Finanz Konzept have been able to successfully navigate the European asset management market

The business of asset management is very different now from what it was five years ago. Since the global economic crisis struck Europe, risk appetite has been subdued, which in turn has taken its toll on returns. However, as markets slowly return to form,...

Argo - the alternative asset management firm - has been investing in emerging market distressed securities for over ten years, with great results

Emerging markets key to high returns, says Argo

Argo – the alternative asset management firm – has been investing in emerging market distressed securities for over ten years, with great results

The words ‘distressed securities’ were very carefully chosen because distressed assets or distressed companies do not really interest us at Argo. We do not want to be invested in enterprises where the underlying business model is in any doubt. We are,...

Adapt or die: Finles’ savvy approach to investment management

Finles Capital Management are experts when it comes to providing successful opportunities for investors globally

Focused on hedge fund selection, Finles Capital Management has over three decades of experience in investment management. Established in 1977 as the financial services provider for a labour union, the company has since evolved into a sophisticated indepen...

VTB Capital adapts to changing asset management landscape

Russia’s changing economic market demands that the financial services sector adjusts its focus if it is to identify new opportunities for profitable gains. World Finance spoke to Vladimir Potapov, CEO of VTB Capital Investment Management

Russia’s waning economic growth has quite understandably had an effect on financial markets. However, there remain a few players who’ve successfully adapted to the changing climate and now look set to capitalise on an influx of new opportunities. Worl...

The extraordinary progress of the hedge fund industry

Headstart Advisers’ CIO, Najy Nasser, and Senior Analyst, Jonathan Gates, discuss how their business has evolved to meet the demands of the hedge fund industry

Headstart Advisers has been active in the hedge fund industry since 1990 and has witnessed first-hand how it has evolved and adapted to new challenges, be they on the investment front or from a business perspective. Industry progress has been extraordinar...

World Finance interviews Rob van Kuijk, Robert-Jan van Hoorn and Cliff Go from the Singapore Office of Finles Capital Management, on going long-only in Asia

Rob van Kuijk, Robert-Jan van Hoorn and Cliff Go on growth in Asia | Finles Capital Management | Video

World Finance interviews Rob van Kuijk, Robert-Jan van Hoorn and Cliff Go from the Singapore Office of Finles Capital Management, on going long-only in Asia

The Netherlands is a leading financial centre, with hedge funds and alternative asset managers, ranging from start-up size to $10bn. Rob van Kuijk, Robert-Jan van Hoorn and Cliff Go from the Singapore Office of Netherlands-based Finles Capital Management ...

FORT: Analysing managed futures post-2008

The managed futures industry fluctuates along with the markets. Understanding why is essential to getting the most out of one’s investments, writes Drew Keller, Associate at FORT

Since its inception, the managed futures industry has offered investors liquidity, non-correlation to standard asset classes, and absolute returns based on the ability to go long or short. The benefits of adding managed futures to a portfolio of stocks an...

Desperately seeking alpha

The global hedge fund industry is still recovering from a turbulent few years, but there are signs that the recovery will be enduring

Since 2007 the hedge fund industry has faced extremely tough market conditions, and while the world began to show signs of recovery in 2012, hedge funds faced the most adverse year yet. Extreme market volatility, adverse global macroeconomic landscapes...

Man against markets

Hedge funds are struggling at the moment. David Crook, former manager of the Tail Wind Fund, tells James Essinger about the problems managers face

Hedge funds have had a hard time of late. The remainder of 2013 is likely to see a continued shake-out of the market as managers come under increased pressure over fees, and as clients, unhappy with low returns, look to migrate some or all of their assets...

Malaysia’s fund house branches out

AmInvest is a premier funds management house from Malaysia, and has led the way in revolutionising the local industry and breaking through global boundaries

The investment landscape in Malaysia has changed drastically over the past decade and a half. Not only has the industry boomed, it also has evolved from a restricted market to a diverse and deep one. AmInvest, one of the most prominent funds management ho...

Blackstone looks to entice retail investors

Leading global hedge fund partners with Fidelity Investments to offer access to retail clients

While hedge funds have gained a reputation as being investment strategies only for financial experts and the risk averse, one of the world’s leading firms is hoping to attract a wider range of retail investors with the launch of a new fund. Blackston...

Hedge funds make a comeback

Hedge funds surge as US stock market becomes best performing asset class; World Finance prepares for Hedge Fund Awards, 2013

Top industry players compete in the World Finance Hedge Fund Awards 2013, as industry recovery heats up. The hedge fund market has been particularly tough over the past five years, and even the top players - George Soros, John Paulson - have been revie...

SAC Capital pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Federal prosecution seeking a penalty of forfeiture of assets and funds, if SAC is convicted of insider trading

Beleaguered hedge fund SAC Capital has entered a plea of ‘not guilty’ to charges of fraud brought against the company. Prosecutors allege that insider trading flourished at SAC for over a decade. Though criminal charges have been brought against the c...

Basel-based investment group Investors Trading offers boutique commodity trading advice in a competitive and often challenging market

‘Unconventional’ trading solutions

Basel-based investment group Investors Trading offers boutique commodity trading advice in a competitive and often challenging market

Catering to the most exclusive clientele, Investors Trading is a boutique operation offering bespoke commodity trading solutions. But one must not be fooled by the size of the company, because it packs quite a punch. Much of its recent success can be attr...

In today’s economic climate, the critical function of a fund manager is controlling risk. Successful managers grasp market complexity, respect the trauma of loss and value unique strategies

Genesis urges pronounced stability

In today’s economic climate, the critical function of a fund manager is controlling risk. Successful managers grasp market complexity, respect the trauma of loss and value unique strategies

Let’s face it; managed futures have not been a productive investment over the past three years. Many managers and multi-manager funds have been posting disappointing returns. Within multi-manager funds, diversification has helped reduce drawdowns, but e...

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