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The Rise of Crypto ETFs in January 2023

2022 saw several lows for the crypto sector. Crypto stocks have rebounded strongly as Bitcoin has jumped about 40% this year. Crypto-related ETFs are the best-performing products among equity ETFs year-to-date. The revival of crypto exchange-traded funds has been driven by positive developments in...


Sub-Adviser Due Diligence with RADiENT

A sub-adviser is a separate entity that provides investment advice to the primary investment advisor, who is then responsible for implementing the advice and managing the investment portfolio. The primary advisor is responsible for filing Form ADV, which contains information about the investment...


Year in Review 2022- Part 2

We analyze how tumultuous Q3 and Q4 of 2022 were.


  • Investors pulled $26B from hedge funds in Q3 2022
  • The HFRI fund-weighted composite index was down 6.66% through the year in September 2022
  • US equities made robust gains in Q4, with much of the progress made in November
  • Global hedge funds...

Year 2022 in Review-Part 1

Look at some of the highs and lows of US Securities for Q1 and Q2 2022.


  • The S&P 500 decreased by -4.6% in Q1
  • Q1 2022 Market Cap: Large Caps (-4.6%) outperformed Mid (-4.9%) and Small Caps (-7.5%).
  • HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index detracted -3.86% over Q1 2022
  • HFRI Fund of Funds...

Decomposing AQR's Performance using Form ADV, 13F and Screener


Hedge Funds Count Their Losses after FTX Collapse

FTX filed for bankruptcy on November 11, after traders rushed to withdraw $6B from the platform.


Rising New Hedge Fund Managers to Watch in 2022/23

Post-Covid there are several new private fund managers who joined the market. Here’s a list of some of the rising stars.


Deftly VC invests in RADiENT

We at RADiENT are thrilled to announce an investment from deftly.vc!


US-ESG Funds Shed $1.6B in Q2'2022

ESG funds have been on a rise in recent times, at their current growth rate, ESG-mandated assets are on track to represent half of all professionally managed assets globally by 2024.


13F Filings of Hedge Funds: Lazard, Highlander, and Ashford Capital Management

Hedge funds are actively managed funds that attempt to profit from broad market swings caused by political or economic events. Hedge fund managers use several instruments and strategies. In our blog, we analyze hedge funds that focus on a combination of different sectors.  RADiENT looks at some of...


Popular Hedge Fund Managers of 2022

The S&P 500 lost 20% in the first sixth months of 2022, the worst mid-year performance in over half a century. 


Form N-PORT Amendments and The Names Rule

Form NPORT is the reporting form to be used for monthly reports of Funds other than money market funds and SBICs. Funds must file their forms with the SEC no later than 60 days after the end of that fiscal quarter.


How have Commodity Funds and ETFs performed in 2022?

Commodities have outperformed other asset classes in 2022, buoyed by strength in oil and rising inflation in food prices. The Global Price Index of All Commodities has more than doubled since its pandemic low in Q2 ‘20, pushing 62% higher than its average during the last business cycle.


SEC Proposes New ESG Disclosures for Funds and Investment Advisers

In May 2022, the SEC proposed two form and rule amendments seeking to enhance and standardize disclosures related to ESG factors considered by funds and advisers and to also expand the regulation of the naming of funds with an ESG focus.


13F Securities: Trends for the Quarter Ending March 2022

The securities that institutional investment managers must report on Form 13F are “section 13(f) securities.” Section 13(f) securities generally include equity securities that trade on an exchange (including the Nasdaq National Market System), certain equity options and warrants, shares of...


Analyzing Icahn Capital’s 13F using RADiENT

The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Form 13F is a quarterly report that is required to be filed by all institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in assets under management. It discloses their equity holdings and can provide insights into what the smart money is doing...


Q1 2022 13F Update: By Och, Sanders Capital, Fidelity and More

We previously looked at how fund managers- Carl Icahn, Klarman, Einhorn, and Loeb adjusted their portfolios during Q4 2021, using their Form 13F disclosures.


Insights into Fund Flows using Form NPORT on RADiENT

Fund flows are the net of all cash inflows and outflows of various financial assets, measured on a monthly or quarterly basis. The performance of an asset or fund is not taken into account, only share redemptions, outflows, share purchases, or inflows.


The RADiENT Screener : Visual Tools to Find the Best Funds

RADiENT dramatically simplifies asset manager workflows around investment decisions, due diligence, and industry research. The platform data is derived from various public sources and SEC-mandated regulatory filings. This data is updated daily.


Global Markets React to the Russia-Ukraine War

On the 24th of February Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This war has hammered global financial markets and fuelled concerns about run-away inflation as oil prices skyrocketed in the wake of tough western sanctions against Russia, a top commodity exporter.