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Our premium research reports deliver actionable insight on the latest trends in the hedge fund industry. Each month, Hedgeweek’s analysts explore a new theme using interviews with subject matter experts, data from key sources, and surveys of market participants.

Please browse our previous reports below.


 

Growing pains: Winning new business as an emerging hedge fund

November 2022 | Capital raising as an emerging hedge fund manager has always been challenging and headwinds have been at full strength in 2022. How are they faring and cutting through to new investors? Hedgeweek’s latest Insights Report identifies the latest opportunities, and the techniques used to stand out from the crowd.

 

Futureproofing operations: The evolving role of the hedge fund COO

October 2022 | As hedge fund back offices grapple with an assortment of pressures, and as tech solutions continue to advance, the allure of automation is greater than ever. Hedgeweek’s latest Insights Report explores of how managers’ business infrastructure – and the role of the COO – are changing as a result. 

 

Recruitment retooled: New trends in hedge fund hiring

September 2022 | Hedge fund hiring is growing more competitive as managers battle to secure talent across business functions. This Hedgeweek Insights Report explores how developments in technology, remote working, and DE&I are impacting recruitment trends, and how hedge funds of all types are recalibrating their approach to staffing.

 

H1 Update: Hedge funds traverse 2022’s economic turmoil

August 2022 | Soaring inflation, stock market upheaval and geopolitical turmoil have rocked global markets in 2022. This Hedgeweek Insights Report examines how hedge funds are adapting to this new investment landscape, charts the major trends impacting performance across strategies in H1, and how recession fears and volatility may shape H2 returns.

 

Confronting the new global hedge fund compliance challenge

July 2022 | Market authorities have kick-started a range of regulatory initiatives put on hold during the pandemic. This Hedgeweek Insight report examines how regulatory changes – like the SEC’s private fund adviser proposals and the EU’s new ESG and crypto frameworks – will impact hedge funds, and how compliance teams can best tackle upcoming requirements.

 

How emerging managers are adapting to the new hedge fund landscape

June 2022 | As the hedge fund industry continues to evolve, the fortunes of the next generation of managers are coming into sharp focus. Many larger firms have weathered the storms of recent years, but start-ups face an ever-expanding array of hurdles. How have early-stage managers fared? This Hedgeweek Insight report explores the latest challenges they face.

 

Hedge Funds & ESG: Navigating internal change and responsible investing

May 2022 | With responsible investing trends accelerating and investors pushing managers on their diversity and inclusion policies, ESG is now a key theme for hedge funds. More managers are building sustainability themes into their portfolio-building processes, but with new challenges emerging, how can they successfully stay on top of the evolving ESG agenda?

 

A Tech Revolution: How machines are reshaping hedge fund investment

April 2022 | Greater market mechanisation and the use of AI are offering hedge funds the potential to strengthen trading ideas and boost returns – but the risk of volatility spikes and flash crashes remains. Alternative data is also a key part of managers’ tech arsenal, as challenges stemming from Covid-19, cybersecurity and regulation accelerate outsourcing trends

 

Charting New Territory: The future of hedge fund prime brokerage

March 2022 | New pressure points and the implosion of Archegos saw dramatic upheaval in the prime brokerage industry over the past year. This has created additional challenges but also opportunities for smaller primes amid the dominance of the ‘Big Three’ as virtual networking, and new trends in data and ESG reshape the hedge fund-prime broker dynamic

 

Institutionalising Digital Assets: Powering the hedge fund crypto surge

February 2022 | Now valued at nearly $3 trillion and 1% of global assets, digital assets have become increasingly prevalent in institutional investors’ portfolios, as crypto hedge funds have posted stellar recent returns. Though regulatory concerns remain, advances in counterparty oversight and the expansion of exchanges are helping foster market institutionalisation