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Lyxor announces new organization around three business lines and outlines its strategic ambitions fo...

Lionel Paquin, CEO of Lyxor, the fully-owned Asset Manager of Societe Generale Group, today presents its new organization and ambitions.

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A Survey of Hedge Funds: US Stocks To Remain Powered By “Patient” Fed In 2015

In this report, we discuss the results of a survey of more than 80 hedge fund managers (total AuM above USD 1,000bn) conducted at end-December 2014. Managers were asked to express their views for 2015...

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Hedge Funds Dodge Swiss Move to Scrap Currency Cap

The main event of the week has been the decision of the Swiss National Bank to scrap the cap on the CHF on 15 Jan. The SNB unexpectedly decided to stop accumulating assets in EUR, a currency that is l...

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Strategies to combine active and passive investment management

Lyxor sponsors the Bloomberg Markets LiveINSIGHTS web conference with Nicolas Gaussel, attending the panel of experts.

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Benefit from CTAs’ Diversification Didn’t Disappoint

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -2.3% in October (YTD -1.4%). 3 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month of October in positive territory, led by the Lyxor CTA Short Term Index (+1.7%), the Lyxor L...

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Risk Factor Investing Explained

Risk factor investing is growing in popularity, but there’s a risk of getting lost in the factor “zoo”. This Expert Opinion explains the concept of risk factors and distinguishes between facts and com...

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European ETF Market flows reached a three-year record high in 2014.

Net New Assets (NNA) for last year amounted to EUR 44.8 billion, nearly three times their 2013 level. Total Assets under Management were up 26% vs. the end of 2013, reaching EUR 363 billion, and inclu...

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CIO Views #3 : Smart Beta or Performance à la Carte

Nicolas Gaussel, CIO of Lyxor, explains how Smart Beta ensures healthy competition in active management. However the wide variety of strategies it encompasses, means that discernment is vital.

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Expert Opinion: Brave Value Investing

According to Société Générale’s cross asset research team, there are two types of value investor: patient value investors, who seek to benefit from compounding above-average dividend yields offered by...

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Hedge Fund Briefs – Dec 2014

Monthly Trends and Perspectives - This month Philippe Ferreira focuses on the implications of the oil price collapse for hedge fund strategies.

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RISE OF LIQUID ALTERNATIVES ADDS TO THE MANAGED ACCOUNT TOOLBOX
« They are asking platform providers lyke Lyxor for highly customized services, either just by providing them with the infrastructure... »
BUILDING TRACTION IN UCITS FUND SPACE
« This is an interesting development because it shows that institutions are using the managed account structure not just to... »
UCITS GROWING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH
«We know there is an extremely strong investor interest but we want to be very considerate about the quality of supply we are bringing to the market...»
MANAGED ACCOUNTS: SOLUTION-DRIVEN APPROACH
«For us it all starts with the investor. Our approach is to understand what our investors aim to achieve when investing in Hedge Funds...»
LYXOR'S ALT CIO ON THE GROWTH AREAS FOR ALT UCITS
«Event driven strategies have been the best performing Alternative Ucits approach over the year so far, but CTA-based funds face an uncertain outlook...»
CTAs ARE BACK, BUT CAN THEY KEEP THE MOMENTUM
«We believe the recent rebound of CTAs cannot be ignored by investors and they should upgrade the strategy from their current underweight stance...»
MULTI-ASSETS STRATEGIES
«The key rationale for running a multi-asset strategy is to take advantage of the power of diversification...»
USING SMART BETA TO OUTSMART THE MARKET
«The term Smart Beta suggests that a cap-weighted portfolio is not relevant, and it very much is...»
EXPERTS ON SMART BETA
«Smart Beta techniques challenge active managers and help separate the skilful ones from the less skilful ones...»
THE RIGHT COMBINATION
«Smart Beta is here to stay and it will continue to grow. It will continue to attract large institutions more and mroe...»
LIQUID ALTERNATIVES: THE LATEST REVOLUTION IN ALTERNATIVES
« The return drivers of liquid alternatives today are all over the map, Some risk factors, like momentum and volatility, are designed to perform when everything is losing money... »
PUT ON THE MAP
« In an environment where dispersion of performance prevails between managers following similar sub-strategies, understanding how each manager is positioned is key in any allocation process. Providing regular and detailed ... »
UCITS SPECIAL REPORT
« The growth that Lyxor is seeing in its alternative UCITS range is symptomatic of the wider market. … With three funds having attracted almost USD1bn in assets, and with more launches in the pipeline, it seems to be a recipe for success »
ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS – NEW AND MORE FLEXIBLE SOURCES OF RETURN
« At the end of last year, figures revealed global hedge fund assets stood at a record high of $2.63trn; well above the pre-crisis peak of $1.87trn in 2007, while separate ... »
ETFs AND INDEX PRODUCTS WIN
« (...) it is interesting to see how the development of the financial crisis coincides with the emergence of a new investment trend among institutional investors towards innovative indices, generically referred to as 'smart beta'. »
RISK AND PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION: ANNUS HORRIBILIS?
« Losses related to bonds were significantly mitigated by the tactical overlay implemented in the fund ARMA 8 - a combination of discretionary global macro and ...»
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