Vision is Aon Hewitt’s second version of the platform, which previously targeted large “buy-rated” managers and looked to service Aon Hewitt’s existing larger-pension clientele.
Aon Hewitt adds 17 CTAs to MAP – (CTA Intelligence)
Competition for institutional investor assets is fierce in the managed futures market — widely accepted as the most commoditized in the hedge fund industry — with intense price competition between old-school firms such as Man AHL, Winton Capital Ltd. and Aspect Capital Ltd. and banks, alternative risk premium managers and replicators offering lower-cost exposure to trend-following strategies.
Low-cost demands spurring managed futures evolution – (Pensions & Investments)
The fact that there were far fewer speculators in commodities means it was much easier to take advantage of mispricing in the pre-1990s period. There are now hedge funds, institutional investors and ETFs investing in these markets, making it much harder to extract profits.
Commodities Are Good for Traders, Bad for Investors – (Bloomberg)
According to the firm, client balances tied to ongoing advisory services rose 17% year-over-year, and totaled $1.54 trillion at quarter-end, with $1.30 trillion under the guidance of a registered investment advisor and $242 billion enrolled in one of our retail or other advisory solutions.
Schwab’s Robo-Related Assets Surge to $19.4B in Q2 – (Think Advisor)
Of the 212 investors surveyed, who collectively account for $660bn in hedge fund investments, 52% suggested they would make a moderate increase to quantitative strategies over the next three to five years, while 5% suggested they anticipate making a significant increase.
Investors to boost quant strategy allocations – (CTA Intelligence)
Goldman Sachs Group Inc is pulling back substantially from trading that helps backstop the fast-growing use of U.S. exchange-traded funds, giving smaller firms an opportunity to grab market share.
Exclusive: Goldman Sachs retreats from ETF lead market making – (Reuters)