The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) has launched a new guide that sets out best practices for hedge funds when it comes to outsourcing. The guide will provide investment managers a global perspective when thinking about their own best practices.
Bridgewater Associates again topped the list of the best performing hedge funds in 2018, according to the latest annual ranking by LCH Investments, in what was a tough year generally for the industry.
Hedge funds remain a valid part of institutional investment portfolios, but they must also adjust their structures, be more transparent about fees and be more creative around the products they offer, according to a report by Willis Towers Watson.
Investors are increasingly paying close attention to the issue diversity and fund managers are having to respond by adopting new strategies and approaches in their own organisations – but those that get it right are also reaping the rewards, Alfred Fichera, global head of alternative investments at KPMG, told Cayman Funds Magazine.
So-called impact investing represents a natural evolution from environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards and will play an increasingly central role in the alternative investment sector especially once a framework or set of standards is developed for how to measure it, Tony Cowell, partner KPMG and chairman of CAIS 19, told Cayman Funds Magazine.
The conversation around blockchain has evolved with investors much more interested in other potential uses of the technology as opposed to its application to the development and use of cryptocurrencies Tony Cowell, partner KPMG and chairman of CAIS 19, told Cayman Funds Magazine.
Investors increasingly want their investment managers to embrace environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in the way but exactly what this means and how it should be applied is still inconsistent, a panel of experts told delegates at the annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), being held in Grand Cayman this week.
It is unrealistic to expect the world to grasp the enormity of the potential of cryptocurrencies, which explains their fluctuation in value, but there is no doubting their long-term importance, a panel of experts told delegates at the annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), being held in Grand Cayman this week.
Blockchain will play a central role in the way economies work in the future by enabling increasing decentralisation and lowering uncertainty in how we trade, Bettina Warburg, co-founder, Animal Ventures, told delegates at the annual Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), being held in Grand Cayman this week.
Institutional investors in the alternative investments industry are driving efforts to improve gender diversity at the funds and portfolios they invest in, but recruiting, retaining and advancing women is still the biggest challenge, according to KPMG’s sixth Women in Alternative Investment’s report: The Call to Act.