Sign up for free newsletter

 

Red volatility graph

Hedge funds outperform equity benchmarks in turbulent markets, says GGHFI

Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (GGHFI) navigated volatile markets to finish the month with a slight loss. The GGHFI shed 1.32% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (-1.67%), MSCI World Equity (-1.73%), and FTSE 100 (-0.74%) equity indices.  28% of constituent funds in the GGHFI ended the month with gains.
 

Short-biased and fixed income arbitrage funds posted positive results for the month, while long-short equity managers declined 1.06%, less than equity benchmarks. Managed futures funds meanwhile slid 2.39% on intra-month selloff in equities and commodities.

Long-short credit and fixed income arbitrage funds lead hedge funds on year-to-date basis, up 4.62% and 4.12%, respectively, while emerging market funds declined marginally more than developed market managers and US/Canada funds are clear winners for the year, up nearly 3%.


Subscribe to free daily newsletter
MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

latestjobs
QA Engineer/SoftwareTest- Prop Trading Firm

Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Interest Rates Valuations

Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Senior/Lead Software Development -Bank/Hedge Funds

Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT

events
2 days 6 hours from now - Dubai
3 days 6 hours from now - Chicago
3 days 6 hours from now - Boston
specialreports