The Reading Room

The Reading Room

The vital role of the manco in a regulated world

The management company (manco) is a vital cog in the effective functioning of hedge fund portfolios in the regulated CISCA environment, writes Kim Gibb at Prescient Fund Services

The role of the administrator for alternative asset managers

An enduring relationship with a dedicated fund administrator is key to fund manager success, writes Gael's Liza Fourie

Why hedge funds need prime brokers

The relationship between a hedge fund and its prime broker is a symbiotic one – with a bespoke suite of services required to help hedge fund managers deliver on their investment strategies, writes Sarshnee Pather at Absa Prime

Why the multi-management model works

The multi-manager approach is one of the most consistently successful ways to adjust risk and deliver better returns, writes Kagiso Mathole at Novare Investments

Isle of Man presents offshore advantages

HedgeNews Africa talks to Simon Pickering, head of insurance and pensions at Finance Isle of Man, who was on a recent roadshow in South Africa.

Hedge funds – an unappreciated lever during volatile times

Including hedge funds is one way to capture differentiated performance returns and protect against turbulent markets, writes Lethu Zulu at Alexander Forbes Investments

Taking the pulse on ESG: hedge funds in South Africa

More than 80% of South African hedge fund managers incorporate ESG into their investment decision-making, according to RisCura Analytics

Hedge funds – an effective tool for volatile environments

Both equities and bonds are challenged amid tightening financial conditions and a slowing growth environment. For investors, hedge funds are part of the solution, writes Rayhaan Joosub at Sentio Capital Management

An adjustable approach to global property

The advantage of having new real estate sub-sectors is that active fund managers have more options to invest both long and short, depending on where the opportunity lies, writes Catalyst Fund Managers

Why hedge? Or rather, give me a good reason why not?

Skilled hedge fund managers can limit downside capture. This is a good reason to always make a hedge fund allocation a permanent feature of your strategic asset allocation, writes Craig French at Visio.