Asset class coverage:
hedge funds

bfinance’s Diversifying Strategies specialists provide extensive coverage of global and regional hedge fund strategies. An experienced research team covers all key segments including macro (systematic and discretionary), CTAs, trend, equity long/short, credit long/short, event driven, relative value and arbitrage, multi-strategy, ESG-thematic and fund of hedge funds.

Liquid Directional Liquid Non- directional Less Liquid Non- directional Managed Futures Tactical Trading Credit Long / Short Equity Long / Short Macro Multi-strategy Equity Market Neutral Merger Arbitrage Relative Value & Arbitrage Event Driven Distressed (may be directional) Hedge Funds

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Hedge fund manager research

In Manager Research and Selection, some of our clients are seeking to improve already-sophisticated substantial hedge fund portfolios; others are embarking on their first allocation to this area and require more support with portfolio construction and stakeholder communication.

Hedge fund investors can take full advantage of a whole-of-market research process which puts clients’ objectives—not strategy labels—in the driving seat. Key objectives may include improved portfolio diversification and resilience, incorporation of market-independent returns or strong performance through market downturns, the addition of non-traditional return drivers, ESG integration and more.

Read more about ESG in Manager Research.

As well as hedge funds, our Diversifying Strategies researchers also cover the broader ‘liquid alternatives’ universe, including Multi Asset Absolute Return and Alternative Risk Premia strategies which can complement hedge fund portfolios. The firm’s Operational Due Diligence unit is also available to support implementation.

Optimizing hedge fund portfolios

In Portfolio Design and Strategic Asset Allocation, hedge fund specialists support the bfinance Portfolio Solutions team to develop high-quality analysis of clients’ portfolio risk exposures, hedge fund strategies being used and the overall asset mix. This provides a strong, practical ‘bottom-up’ perspective of the current availability/attractiveness of various hedge fund or liquid alternatives strategies, complementing ‘top-down’ analysis.

The team also supports Monitoring and Fee Reviews with live industry insights on relative performance drivers and pricing developments, as well as practical negotiation experience. The ESG Advisory group has a strong overlap with the broader investment research team, with hedge fund specialists providing relevant inputs based on the latest manager ESG data as well as innovative research on newer ESG-oriented product groups such as ESG Equity Long/Short.

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