More flows are likely into insurance-linked strategies, private equity and trend-following strategies/CTAs, given the benefits of such investments, argues LGT Capital Partners.
Asia-focused hedge funds – especially India and Japan strategies – continued their heavy slide last month, while emerging-market and global mandates made slight gains.
It will be the first commodity trading adviser strategy to be launched by Man Group's quantitative investment unit with Chinese partner Citic Securities.
Charles Allard has left Winton after eight years to join software firm Ve Interactive as the UK hedge fund embarks on an expansion drive across New York, Sydney and Tokyo.
A study finds just a third of Asian institutions invest in quant strategies, versus more than four out of five US peers. As a result, they are expected to play catch up.
Mainland regulators have signaled their eagerness to have overseas participation in onshore CTA funds, but regulations still need to be defined.
Prominent CTAs are already back-testing their algorithms using China market data in preparation for an eventual mainland fund launch.
Quant funds are attracting greater institutional interest, says Preqin, although managers in the region are finding capital-raising a challenge.
Quant giants Winton and AHL are making inroads into China, where onshore CTA managers are already trading commodity futures on the mainland and abroad.
Hedge fund veterans join a regional team that aims to replicate GLG’s success in European long/short equity funds.
The Asia-focused quant fund of SinoPac AM is targeting institutional investors seeking vehicles with low market correlation.
Macro and CTA funds are luring institutional investors, but their involvement is changing the way the strategies are managed.