11 May 2018
Though hedge funds have struggled in recent years due to market conditions that have stifled performance relative to other investment vehicles, there has been a steady stream of entrepreneurial managers who are confident about opportunities in the space and are eager to set up their own shops. Further echoing this optimism, industry research predicts that hedge funds will return to favour with institutional investors expected to increase their allocations in the coming year.
11 May 2018
In the current environment of low yields, pricey equity markets and lower expectations for portfolio returns, institutional investors may find it challenging to meet their return objectives over the next several years. To manage a portfolio that is better rewarded for risk than a typical beta-driven program, portfolio managers must have a greater focus on market risk and valuations and have a disciplined approach for dynamically adjusting their portfolio to adapt to the market environment.
10 Apr 2018
Global private capital has followed a steady growth trajectory in recent years and has now reached record levels. At the same time, regional distribution of this AUM has shifted considerably with Asia, Europe and the rest of the world steadily growing their share. Acknowledging these market dynamics, private equity general partners are increasingly looking internationally to both source deals and raise capital from limited partners as a means of growth and achieving attractive returns.
23 Mar 2018
Maples Fund Services’ latest roundtable in Zurich brought together a panel of Swiss-based alternative investment funds industry experts who offered their opinions, knowledge and expertise on a range of topics meant to highlight the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Switzerland and across greater Europe.
30 Oct 2017
Maples Fund Services recently hosted its inaugural UCITS Roundtable in London with panellists analysing the factors driving the widespread global growth of the UCITS structure and discussing their outlook for the coming years.
1 Aug 2017
While private equity has enjoyed significant growth due to its potential for long term investment returns, there have been concerns in recent years about a perceived lack of transparency into investment operations and financials.
16 Jun 2017
With institutional investors under increasing pressure to maximise returns, innovative ways of redefining the traditional relationship between allocators and managers can play a significant role in enabling outperformance.
1 Jun 2017
Maples Fund Services has won the 'Best Administrator – Reporting Services' category at the 2017 HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards.
20 Mar 2017
Switzerland has historically occupied a unique position in the global financial services industry and has long been renowned for being a pioneer in the adoption of sophisticated investment strategies. Maples Fund Services recently hosted its Alternative Funds Roundtable, in partnership with IG Bank in Switzerland. Panellists discussed the current industry landscape, including key trends and challenges, the impact of regulation, and the future of the Swiss alternative funds industry.
9 Jan 2017
In response to continued business growth and expansion, Maples Fund Services has relocated its Boston office effective 1 January 2017.