Navigating volatility: Covid-19 and the hedge fund industry

The peaks and troughs to expect this year

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Amanda Hallam of Investec
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Amanda Hallam of Investec

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought enormous volatility to the global financial market, creating great uncertainty across every aspect of the sector - and from speaking with my clients, hedge funds have not escaped this upheaval.

In my role as a private banker, it's important to plan ahead for the coming year to anticipate the challenges our clients will face. And as we look into 2021, it is clear that the uncertainty has not gone away. Indeed, after a defining year for the hedge fund industry's top and bottom performers - for reasons I shall go on to examine - preparedness has never been more important.  In this article, I explore some of the macro factors impacting the hedge fund industry since the start of the pandemic, and the income considerations for fund managers as they weather continued turmoil. Ex...

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