Matthew feargrieve 2020

Matthew Feargrieve

Investment Management Consultant

Location icon United Kingdom

Matthew Feargrieve is an investment management consultant. Matthew advises fund managers and investors on investment strategies in all asset classes, from hedge, to retail, to private equity; and everything in between! Click on the headlines in the articles below for his thought-leadership on current investment topics.

Portfolio
Matthew Feargrieve
03/12/2020
Coronavirus: How will Hedge Fund Managers in Switzerland respond?

Matthew Feargrieve considers the opportunities and challenges that the virus presents for alternative asset managers in Switzerland With the COVID-19 pandemic representing a Black Swan event for fund managers worldwide, the onslaught of the virus will be a test of the hedge fund industry's ability to deliver returns that are uncorrelated to the markets.

Medium
03/27/2020
Why Coronavirus in the Cayman Islands will be More than a Headache for Fund Managers

14 March, 2020 As the first COVID-19 death is reported in the Cayman Islands, Matthew Feargrieve explains why the presence of the coronavirus in the world's largest offshore financial centre could put US$trillions of assets at operational risk. Health authorities in the Cayman Islands announced today that a 68-year old man had died of the virus.

Medium
04/10/2020
Coronavirus: Five Survival Protocols for Investment Fund Managers

MATTHEW FEARGRIEVE sets out five behavioural protocols that investment fund managers need to adopt to survive the impact of COVID19 on their business . It is not only turbulent, highly volatile markets that investment managers have to grapple with. In these days of lockdown and self-isolation, managers, like all businesses, have to work harder at reaching out to their clients.

Medium
04/05/2020
Coronavirus: Ten Impacts on Hedge Funds

MATTHEW FEARGRIEVE suggests ten macro impacts that the coronavirus pandemic will have on the global hedge fund industry The hedge fund industry has been in the doldrums since the financial crisis of 2008, when the majority of alternatives managers failed to deliver the alpha returns they promised.

Matthew Feargrieve
02/25/2020
Switzerland's Hedge Fund Industry in 2020

In this, the first of two articles, MATTHEW FEARGRIEVE takes a look at Switzerland in 2020 as a centre of alternative asset management for single managers and managers of funds of hedge funds (FoHFs). Switzerland is the fifth largest global centre of alternative assets under management (AUM), after North America, the United Kingdom, Sweden and...

Matthew Feargrieve
02/21/2020
Vanguard: bringing Private Equity to the People?

Vanguard: the Vessel to bring Private Equity to the People? Matthew Feargrieve discusses the US mutual fund giant's plans to make private equity allocations available to retail investors Readers of this blog will be aware that Vanguard, the USD5trillion-plus mutual fund operator, announced this month (February 2020) its JV with HarbourVest, the USD45billion private equity...

Medium
03/27/2020
THE NEIL WOODFORD STORY: WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?

MATTHEW FEARGRIEVE In this, the first of a three-part blog, Matthew describes the background of management hubris and regulatory failings that laid the ground for the catastrophic outcome that lay ahead... discusses the failures of UK fund manager Neil Woodford, and the implosion of his multi-billion dollar investment funds.

Medium
03/27/2020
THE NEIL WOODFORD STORY: WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?

MATTHEW FEARGRIEVE In this, the second of a three-part blog, Matthew explains the UK regulator's response to Woodford's failings, a response that came tragically too late for many of his investors. discusses the failures of UK fund manager Neil Woodford, and the implosion of his multi-billion dollar investment funds.

Medium
03/28/2020
The Liquidity Lessons of Neil Woodford

What lessons in liquidity can the implosion of the Neil Woodford investment funds teach investors and financial regulators? In the first of a two-part blog, MATTHEW FEARGRIEVE Portfolio illiquidity and asset sell-off describes the serious mismanagement that led to the liquidation of The Woodford Equity Income Fund, and explains the fund's liquidity structure.

Medium
03/28/2020
The Liquidity Lessons of Neil Woodford Part 2

What lessons in liquidity management can the Neil Woodford saga teach investors and financial regulators? In the second of a two-part blog, MATTHEW FEARGRIEVE explains the regulatory response to the liquidity management issues thrown up by the catastrophic mismanagement of The Woodford Equity Income Fund, and asks what lessons can be learned by investors and regulators alike .

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