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Switzerland Hedge Funds 2017
Switzerland Hedge Funds 2017

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 13:53

Swiss institutions are looking to diversify their alternative allocations in a bid to improve yield and meet their long-term liabilities. This Hedgeweek Special Report examines how hedge funds, with the help of their service providers, are positioning themselves to attract their share of alternative investment allocations, with a range of strategies that are proving popular with institutional investors.

The 'Switzerland Hedge Funds 2017' special report comprises 5 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

James Williams, hedgeweek

Niche strategies can help Swiss hedge funds stand out from the crowd

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:24

Swiss institutions are looking to diversify their alternative allocations in a bid to improve yield and meet their long-term liabilities. Real estate, private equity and infrastructure funds (and co-investment deals) are a major part of their portfolios with hedge funds still viewed with a degree of caution.  »

Mark Cecil, Jabre Capital Partners

The merits of the mid-market manager

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:30

Jabre Capital Partners is one of the industry's best-known hedge funds. Co-founded in 2006 by Philippe Jabre, Mark Cecil and Philippe Riachi, the Geneva-based hedge fund runs a variety of strategies that include: Multi-strategy, Equity Long/Short, Credit Long/Short, Convertible Bonds and Emerging Markets. »

Fiona Frick, Unigestion

Investing for the future: Alternatives 2.0

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:33

By Fiona Frick, Unigestion – In a world where returns from traditional asset classes are under pressure, many investors are turning to alternative investments to boost their portfolio's performance potential. However, although an allocation to hedge fund strategies offers potential for attractive risk-adjusted returns and portfolio diversification, the low interest-rate environment has thrown the issue of fees into stark relief. »

Achraf Goneid, Syz Asset Management

Syz Asset Management sees value in Asia hedge funds

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:36

According to last year's Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report, Asia Pacific's hedge fund industry had USD159 billion in AUM and the largest allocator, with USD29.9 billion of committed capital, was China Investment Corporation (China's Sovereign Wealth Fund).  »

Christian Nauer, SwissAnalytics

The importance of ongoing due diligence

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 14:39

Recently, investor demand has increased for private equity, hybrid public / private funds and alternative yield strategies such as direct lending, asset leasing and royalty streams. As such, the more complex nature of these strategies makes both pre- and post-investment due diligence far more important.  »

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