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Hedge funds up 4.48 per cent in 2016

Hedge funds up 4.48 per cent in 2016

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 10:19

Hedge funds saw gains of 4.48 per cent in 2016, posting better performance compared to a modest 1.78 per cent gain during 2015, according to the latest Eurekahedge Report. »

Alternative UCITS see strong performance in December, says LuxHedge

Alternative UCITS see strong performance in December, says LuxHedge

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 08:42

Alternative UCITS indices performed strongly during December across almost all strategy styles, according to the latest LuxHedge Alternative UCTS Overreview. »

Commodities

CTA indices post positive returns in December after difficult year

Fri, 06/01/2017 - 09:48

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that all SG CTA indices posted positive returns in December 2016 at the end of what it describes as a difficult quarter. However, the SG CTA Index closed the year slightly negative at -2.86 per cent and SG Trend Index was down -6.19 per cent, the first negative year’s performance since 2012. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Smaller hedge funds will outperform in 2017, predicts Agecroft Partners

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 13:14

Smaller hedge fund managers will continue to outperform during 2017, according to Don Steinbrugge Managing partrner of Agecroft partners, who has revealed what he sees as being the top hedge fund industry trends for the coming year. »

Hedge funds up 0.63 per cent in November

Hedge funds up 0.63 per cent in November

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 10:24

Hedge funds recorded gains of 0.63 per cent in November, according to UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management’s Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM) Flash November Equally Weighted Hedge Fund Index. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

North America-focused hedge funds post strong returns

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 08:51

North America-focused hedge funds recovered from a 0.69 per cent loss in October to post returns of 2.89 per cent in November, the best performance of any region. »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Hedge fund launches fall as total capital hits record level

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 08:01

Hedge fund launches declined in the third quarter, as funds again posted steady gains following the Brexit vote and leading into the surprise US Presidential election results.  »

Jerry Szilagyi, Rational Funds

Rational Funds converts first hedge fund to mutual fund

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 08:33

Rational Funds, a family of funds rooted in the investment philosophy of applying a rational approach to investing, has converted its first hedge fund to a mutual fund product. »

Renaud Froissart, Quaero

European stock markets more challenged as long term government bond rates climb, says Quaero

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 10:15

The valuation of European stock markets is proving less attractive than previously, notably because of higher long term government bond rates, according to Renaud Froissart, manager of the Quaero European Long Short Equity Fund. »

Adar Capital predicts continued ‘adjustment’ in hedge fund sector in next two years

Adar Capital predicts continued ‘adjustment’ in hedge fund sector in next two years

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 14:01

Diego Marynberg, president of Adar Capital Partners, is predicting that the next two years will see continued adjustment in the hedge fund sector with many funds disappearing as a result of increased volatility. »

61 per cent of hedge funds report outflows in October

61 per cent of hedge funds report outflows in October

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 13:09

Investors redeemed an estimated USD14.2 billion from hedge funds in October, bringing year-to-date outflows to USD77.0 billion, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Asset Flows Report. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Performance sees hedge fund assets grow despite investor redemptions

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 08:20

Assets held by hedge fund managers increased by 2.9 per cent in the first three quarters of 2016, taking total industry AUM to USD3.24 trillion, according to Preqin. »

Pavle Sabic, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Hedge funds flee healthcare stocks in Q3

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 13:47

The top hedge funds managed approximately USD145 billion in equity holdings in the third quarter, down from the USD150 billion under management in Q2, and down more than USD50 billion from the highs reached in 2015. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund performance loses momentum in October, says Preqin

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 08:02

The hedge fund industry saw its lengthy run of positive performance taper off in October, as funds recorded net returns of just 0.01 per cent, according to data released by Preqin. »

Hedge funds see first losses in seven months in October

Hedge funds see first losses in seven months in October

Tue, 15/11/2016 - 13:28

Hedge funds declined 0.48 per cent in October – their first monthly loss after seven straight months of gains, according to the latest figures released by EurekaHedge. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners

Public pension funds reducing hedge fund allocations

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 09:40

Public pension funds look set to continue following the lead set by CalPERS and other high profile schemes by pulling out of hedge funds, says Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners. »

Adding leverage to a fund does not always increase risk, says study

Adding leverage to a fund does not always increase risk, says study

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 09:52

Adding leverage to an alternative investment fund does not necessarily increase the risk, according to a study by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the CAIA Association. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 3.4 per cent in October

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 10:28

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for October 2016 measured 3.40 per cent, down from 4.22 per cent in September. »

Anita Nemes, Deutsche Bank

Alternative UCITS assets up 26 per cent annually since 2008, says Deutsche Bank

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 10:33

The value of assets invested in alternative UCITS funds has increased by 26 per cent annually since the financial crisis of 2008, according to Deutsche Bank Global Prime Finance’s 2016 Alternative UCITS Survey. »

Castlewood Select Opportunity Fund returns 1.6 per cent in Q3

Castlewood Select Opportunity Fund returns 1.6 per cent in Q3

Thu, 13/10/2016 - 10:41

The Castlewood Select Opportunity Fund posted a 1.6 per cent return net of fees and expenses in the third quarter. »

Hedge funds on eight-month winning streak, says eVestment

Hedge funds on eight-month winning streak, says eVestment

Thu, 13/10/2016 - 09:23

The average hedge fund industry performance was +0.73 per cent in September, marking eight months of positive aggregate industry returns for the industry. »

Hedge funds up 0.5 per cent in September

Hedge funds up 0.5 per cent in September

Tue, 11/10/2016 - 12:00

Hedge funds were up 0.5 per cent during September, outperforming underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) which gained 0.19 per cent over the same period. »

US hedge fund industry holds USD2.2tn in assets

US hedge fund industry holds USD2.2tn in assets

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 09:12

The US is the dominant component of the global hedge fund community, accounting for 72 per cent of the approximately USD3.1 trillion of global assets under management (AUM), as of 30 June 2016, according to data released by Preqin. »

Oliver Harris, Montreux Capital Management Cayman

Montreux Natural Resources Fund’s Tanzania mines set to produce first gold

Mon, 26/09/2016 - 14:35

A Tanzanian gold mining firm part-acquired by The Montreux Natural Resources Fund is due to produce its first gold next year following “fast-track” development of two of its mines. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Investors increase pressure on hedge funds to lower fees

Fri, 23/09/2016 - 08:39

Lower recent performance, high-profile redemptions and increased concern from investors on the issue of fees have influenced many hedge fund managers to bring their management and performance charges below the “2 and 20” industry standard. »

Hedge fund launches and liquidations decline as contraction slows

Hedge fund launches and liquidations decline as contraction slows

Fri, 16/09/2016 - 07:18

Hedge fund launches and liquidations both declined in the second quarter, as hedge funds posted steady gains through a volatile quarter, driven largely by the Brexit vote.  »

Californian alt assets industry reaches USD732 billion in AUM

Californian alt assets industry reaches USD732 billion in AUM

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 12:41

Although California is best known for its venture capital industry, the state has seen marked growth and diversification of its alternatives market, as other private capital and hedge fund managers are drawn to the area, according to Preqin. »

Omni Event Fund celebrates third anniversary

Omni Event Fund celebrates third anniversary

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 08:31

Omni Partners’ Omni Event Fund marked its third anniversary on 1 September, with USD355 million of assets under management in the strategy. »

Short-term AI-based CTA passes USD100m in AUM

Short-term AI-based CTA passes USD100m in AUM

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 13:19

While the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in asset management has become a much discussed topic over recent months, Frankfurt-based fund manager Tungsten Capital already has a three-year live track record with its short-term CTA Tungsten TRYCON Basic Invest HAIG. »

Distressed and activist hedge funds lead again in August

Distressed and activist hedge funds lead again in August

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 13:15

For a second consecutive month, discretionary approaches to opportunities in corporate capital structures, including equity and credit markets, produced the best returns across the hedge fund industry in August. »

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