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Pavle Sabic, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Hedge funds exit energy, consumer discretionary, and healthcare in Q4

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 13:02

The latest Hedge Fund Tracker analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence shows the top funds managed approximately USD153 billion in equity holdings, an increase from the USD145 billion under management in Q3.  »

Philippe Ferreira. Lyxor

Fixed income arbitrage outperforms in a rising rate environment, says Lyxor

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:52

Hedge fund performance is flat year to date, with Global Macro and CTAs down, while Fixed Income Arbitrage and Event Driven have outperformed, according to Lyxor’s latest Hedge Fund Brief. »

Oliver Harris, Montreux Capital Management Cayman

Montreux Natural Resources Fund is world’s second best-performing hedge fund

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:02

The Montreux Natural Resources fund is the world's second-best performing hedge fund in 2016, according to international analyst firm Preqin Research.   »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Equity hedge fund strategies surge in early 2017

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 09:49

Hedge funds posted strong gains in early 2017 as Donald Trump was inaugurated as US President, led by the performance of equity hedge strategies, the largest area of hedge fund industry investor capital, according to data from HFR. »

Preqin compiles league tables of best most consistent hedge funds

Preqin compiles league tables of best most consistent hedge funds

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:20

Drawing on data compiled for the 2017 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report, Preqin has created league tables of hedge funds that have most consistently delivered strong, stable performance. »

Phillipe Ferreira, Lyxor

Fixed income arbitrage thrives as bond yields rise

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 12:27

Global macro and CTA managers experienced negative returns in January due to long USD positions, especially versus the Euro, according to Lyxor’s latest weekly hedge fund brief. »

Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Fund returns 28.48 per cent in 2016

Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Fund returns 28.48 per cent in 2016

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 09:11

The Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Fund institutional class generated a 28.48 per cent return for the 2016 calendar year, ranking in the first percentile of Morningstar's Large Value Category (out of 1,268 funds), and outperforming the Russell 1000 Value Index by over 1,100 basis points. »

Mark Wittenstein, Castlewood

Castlewood Select Opportunity Fund logs 13.5 per cent return for 2016

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 08:06

Castlewood Select Funds’ flagship portfolio, The Castlewood Select Opportunity Fund, returned 13.5 per cent to investors net of fees and expenses in 2016. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund industry AUM surpasses USD3.2tn in 2016

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 08:00

Assets held by hedge funds globally reached a record USD3.22 trillion as of the end of November 2016, according to Preqin’s 2017 Global Hedge Fund Report. »

John Phinney, Convergence

Alternatives industry remained strong in 2016

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 08:26

The alternatives industry grew solidly in 2016 across all segments and factors tracked by Convergence. »

Mike Hutten, Hatteras Funds

Hatteras Funds marks third anniversary of Disciplined Opportunity Fund

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 08:52

Hatteras Funds, a provider of alternative investment solutions for financial advisers and their clients, is marking the third anniversary of the Hatteras Disciplined Opportunity Fund (Class I: HDOIX). »

Louise Keeling, RWC

RWC Global Horizon Fund sees 19 per cent return over three years

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 10:34

The RWC Global Horizon Fund has achieved a return of almost 19 per cent in the past three years, with manager Louise Keeling using a long-term global perspective to maximise the opportunities from companies around the globe. »

Jack Inglis, AIMA

Hedge funds beat stocks and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis in 2016

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 08:42

Hedge funds outperformed equities and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis in 2016, producing net gains for their investors worth around USD120 billion, according to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and data provider Preqin. »

Muzinich emerging markets bond fund surpasses USD500m in AUM

Muzinich emerging markets bond fund surpasses USD500m in AUM

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 10:14

Muzinich & Co’s Emerging Markets Short Duration Fund has reached USD500 million in assets under management in less than three and a half years. »

Amy Bensted, Preqin

Hedge fund returns reach three-year high in 2016, says Preqin

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:14

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark posted returns of 7.40 per cent in 2016, marking the best performance year for the industry since 2013 and more than tripling the 2.03 per cent gain made through 2015. »

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. »

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