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Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – An Irish institutional investor seeks an overlay manager or managed options strategies to mitigate tail risk in its €2.5 billion fund-of-funds portflio. This includes €1.1 billion in long-only equity exposure and €800 million in long-only fixed income exposure. The primary goal is to safeguard against potential equity downturns...

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Small-cap Equities: Entering a Sweet Spot?

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By Daniel Ung, Kartik Chawla, and Jędrzej Miklaszewski – SPDR: The 2024 US presidential election is on the horizon, and investors are keen to...

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By Peter Elam Håkansson and Jacob Grapengiesser, East Capital: While the last few years have presented a challenging backdrop for risk assets, particularly in...

Unlocking Opportunities in the Private Middle Market Through Direct Lending

By Zeshan Ashfaque and Kevin Marchetti, Man Varagon: Private credit – specifically middle market, sponsor-backed direct lending – looks uniquely positioned to weather the...

The Path Less Travelled: Understanding Corporate Green Bonds

By Adam Scriven and Edward Hoyle, Man AHL: Green bond issuance has increased dramatically in the last five years. But how do corporate green...

History Shows What to Expect from Trend-Following When Rates Are Being Cut

By Man Group: Having reached an inflection point in the rates cycle, investors may be wondering what to expect from trend-following strategies. Towards the...

A Year of Transition for Markets; a Year of Opportunity for Hedge Funds

By Adam Singleton – CIO, Man FRM: We are entering an unusual period for global economic policy, with predictions of multiple rate cuts despite...

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By Sriram Reddy – Man GLG: While Europe provides a rich hunting ground for credit investors, upcoming maturity walls and refinancing pressures pose opportunities...

Dial Up Return, Not Risk: The Z-Shift Framework

By Russell Korgaonkar and Graham Robertson – Man AHL: Over the past few years, we have written about how it is possible to build...

Trend-Following and Long/Short Quality: Attack Wins You Games, Defence Wins You Titles

By Yash Panjabi and Graham Robertson – Man AHL: How can we protect against sharper, faster sell-offs? Or, better yet, how can we profit...

The Early View: Plus Ça Change?

By Adam Singleton, CIO – Man FRM: Hedge fund managers have seen weak alpha generation so far this year as markets grapple with uncertainty...

The Path Less Travelled: Investing Responsibly in Commodities

By Edward Hoyle and Harry Moore – Man AHL: Incorporating an often-overlooked asset class into a sustainable multi-asset portfolio. While fossil fuel use is a...