The Reading Room

The Reading Room

South African hedge funds: an ESG edge in the materials sector

SA hedge funds have an edge on governance, which stands to improve environmental and social factors down the line, notes RisCura research

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

The case for alternative credit

Alternative credit and private debt strategies have ballooned globally due to banks being unable to lend to companies to finance growth. The investment opportunity is compelling, writes Philippa Owen at Grayswan

From macro to private credit, there are ways for SA to...

The results of this year’s annual Investor Survey chime well with the latest, much bigger semi-annual survey conducted globally by AIMA, writes Neil Wilson.

The power to transform the energy sector

Paul Semple, head of unlisted credit, Futuregrowth Asset Management, discusses the way forward for South Africa's energy sector

Why private equity – pros and cons

How does private equity create value? Mmitji Letsoalo at Thuso Partners, discusses the pros and cons.

Portable alpha strategies – guarding against the “unknown unknowns”

Fixed income hedge funds are a strong contender for inclusion in portable alpha strategies, writes Jeleze Hattingh at Southchester

Allocating to alternatives: the risks and rewards

Are cars dangerous? It depends on the driver and the car’s roadworthiness. The same applies to hedge fund managers, writes Jacqui Ronne at 36ONE Asset Management

Wake up to the real costs of data management

Understand why data can either fuel fund performance or create operational drag, writes Dan Groman, chief technology officer, ENFUSION

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