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Investment Strategy: Hedge funds return to the good old days

24 Feburary 2014 | Financial Times

Sophia Greene’s article, prompted by an interview with Paul Gleeson and Ben Few-Brown of Arcanaum Asset Management (AAM), is predicated on the view that, “the industry is a seeing a partial resurgence of high-return, high-volatility activity.”

Pointing out that while hedge funds have been picking up institutional assets and strengthening functions such as risk management and compliance, they were at the saying time, “managing down expectations of returns.”

This situation is changing and some managers are increasingly focusing on performance and “are keen to raise money from rich private investors and family offices, rather than larger institutions.”

Speaking one section of the industry, Paul Gleeson of AAM pointed out that, “funds of hedge funds have everything so non-correlated that they are designed not to make money.”  The article notes that AAM’s “average annual return since 2009 has been 33.8 per cent ...”

 “Arcanum has a 1.5 per cent management fee and a 20 per cent performance fee (with a high-watermark) but Mr Gleeson admits that a large investor might persuade him to waive some of the management fee.  ‘I want to live on performance fees,’ he says.” ... [Read More]

Options trader given FCA nod for descretionary management

4 March 2014 | Fundweb

Paul Gleeson set up the first incarnation of Arcanum Investment Management in 1996, raising about $100m by 2001 and before selling it in ... [Read More]

Options trader given FCA nod for descretionary management

12 Feburary 2014 | Money Marketing

Paul Gleeson set up the first incarnation of Arcanum Investment Management in 1996, raising about $100m by 2001 and before selling it in ... [Read More]

Arcanum opens to external investors

10 Feburary 2014 | CTA Intelligence

London-based Arcanum Asset Management opens its long-standing equity index option strategy to external investors after gaining regulatory ... [Read More]

UK FCA authorises Arcanum AM for discretionary business

10 Feburary 2014 | Investment Europe

UK regulator the FCA has authorised Arcanum Asset Management to ... The authorisation means the manager can manage discretionary ... [Read More]

Volatility specialist launches discretionary business

10 Feburary 2014 | City Wire

Paul Gleeson, principal at Arcanum Asset Management, said: 'We know that there's an appetite among HNWs and some institutional investors ... [Read More]