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NEWS & EVENTS

 

In The Media
Quote by Stuart Blair, CAIA
May 2019
FundFire

By Lydia Tomkiw

The frenzied merger and consolidation activity roiling the hedge fund of funds space the last few years may have cooled off, but it has left room for unique deals – and more are likely, experts say.

The resources and overhead required to successfully run a fund of funds could mean some more consolidat…

In The Media
Quote by Stuart Blair, CAIA
April 2019
FundFire
Dallas-based Westwood Group is joining the growing list of managers offering new fee models designed to appeal to investors who don’t want to pay active management fees for passive-like performance. Some critics say performance fees encourage portfolio managers to take excessive risk to hit their targets, but Westwood …
In The Media
Quote by Stuart Blair, CAIA
March 2019
FundFire
The majority of hedge fund investors are keeping their overall allocations to the asset class steady during 2019, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be picking new managers. Growth for hedge fund managers in 2019 could come from reallocations, as investors target new strategies and dive further into areas such as co-inve…
In The Media
Quote by Stuart Blair, CAIA
January 2019
FundFire
Large hedge fund managers are increasingly growing their product footprints, but not in the types of strategies where they made their names in the first place. For the industry’s top players, business growth is coming in newer areas, including risk premia, subadvising on mutual funds, and private equity-like funds.
In The Media
Quote by Stuart Blair, CAIA
November 2018
FundFire
Opportunities for growth remain around customized solutions, but challenges remain ahead for the fund of funds space, especially with fee pressure, says Stuart Blair, director of research at Canterbury Consulting. “If you’re below $10 billion, it’s hard to run a business based on the fee schedules and the work that …