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Jason Schwartz, Wilshire

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.50 per cent in January

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:36

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.59 per cent in January, outperforming the 0.50 per cent monthly return for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index.  »

Bill Stone, SS&C GlobeOp

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index up 1.71 per cent in January

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 14:20

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2017 measured 1.71 per cent. »

Jean Baptiste Berthon, Lyxor Asset Management

Micro strategies outpaced macro traders in January, says Lyxor

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:08

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was slightly down by 0.3 per cent in January, with seven out of 10 Lyxor indices in positive territory, according to the latest Lyxor AII Barometer, with micro-focused strategies outperforming macro traders. »

CTAs start 2017 in the red

CTAs start 2017 in the red

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:19

In a disappointing start to the year after a challenging 2016, all Societe Generale CTA indices posted negative returns in January. »

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. »

Kier Boley, GAM

Merger arbitrage a lower-risk option to play US regulatory changes

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 13:31

Event driven was the top-performing hedge fund strategy in 2016, with the HFRX Event Driven index up 11.1 per cent in USD terms, according to the latest monthly hedge fund update from GAM portfolio manager Kier Boley. »

All six MVIS Long/Short Equity Indices report positive performance in January

All six MVIS Long/Short Equity Indices report positive performance in January

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:01

All six of MV Index Solutions’ (MVIS) investable Long/Short Equity Indices, which are constructed using transparent, liquid ETFs and US Treasury securities, recorded positive performance in January. »

Kenneth Froot, State Street Associates

Investor confidence down by 0.3 points in January

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 08:17

The State Street Global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) decreased to 93.8 in January, down 0.3 points from December’s revised reading of 94.1. »

Philippe Ferreira, Lyxor

Pharma M&A to boost event driven hedge fund returns, says Lyxor

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 09:48

The Lyxor hedge fund index was up 0.5 per cent last week, with CTAs and global macro managers outperforming, according to Lyxor’s latest weekly brief. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay CTA Index up 0.35 per cent in December

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 08:48

Managed futures traders gained 0.35 per cent in December, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 2.60 per cent for January

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 2.60 per cent for January

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 13:02

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for January 2017 measured 2.60 per cent, down from 5.67 per cent in December. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 1.22 per cent in December

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 08:37

Hedge funds were up 1.22 per cent in December, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ

IndexIQ hedge fund indices jump in December

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 10:07

Five of IndexIQ’s six IndexIQ Hedge Indices recorded a strong performance in December, led by a rise of 1.72 per cent in the IQ hedge Long/Short Index, as markets rallied heading into the end of the year.  »

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. »

Global macro ahead in quiet start to the year, says Lyxor

Global macro ahead in quiet start to the year, says Lyxor

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 14:24

Hedge funds have experienced a quiet start to the year with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index flat year to date, and the trends observed in Q4 of last year continuing to prevail in early 2017, according to Lyxor’s latest Weekly Brief. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index at 1.29 per cent in December

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 10:33

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index December 2016 measured 1.29 per cent. »

Philippe Ferreira, Lyxor

Macro and CTAs outperform as the Dollar climbs higher, says Lyxor

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 10:31

The last month of 2016 saw risk assets climbing higher, as part of expectations that the new US administration will remove barriers to growth and investment. »

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. »

Jason Schwarz, Wilshire Funds Management

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.2 per cent in December

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 08:36

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.20 per cent in December, underperforming the 0.86 per cent monthly return for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. »

Global macro leads the way, says Lyxor

Global macro leads the way, says Lyxor

Mon, 09/01/2017 - 14:43

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index ended the first week of the year close to flat, according to data released by Lyxor. »

Five MVIS long/short equity indices positive in December

Five MVIS long/short equity indices positive in December

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 14:41

Five out of six of MV Index Solutions’ (MVIS) investable long/short equity indices recorded a positive performance in December. »

Ag Producer Confidence Index reveals optimism for coming year

Ag Producer Confidence Index reveals optimism for coming year

Wed, 04/01/2017 - 08:47

US farmers have put tremendous hope in the new presidential administration to make their lives better, despite expectations of continued low commodity prices, relatively high production costs and the threat of trade wars with key commodity importers. »

Ken Froot, State street

Investor confidence down 3.4 points in December to 94.2

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:00

State Street Global Exchange’s global Investor Confidence Index (ICI) decreased to 94.2 in December, down 3.4 points from November’s revised reading of 97.6.  »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 5.67 per cent for December

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 10:44

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December 2016 measured 5.67 per cent, up from 4.25 per cent in November. »

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. »

Małgorzata Zaleska, Warsaw Stock Exchange

GPW publishes 10th Respect Index portfolio

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 09:03

The Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW) has published the latest portfolio of its socially responsible Respect 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.  »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index at 1.53 per cent for November

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:13

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index measured 1.53 per cent for the month of November. »

Jason Schwarz, Wilshire Funds Management

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.08 per cent in November

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:51

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.08 per cent in November, underperforming the 0.87 per cent monthly return for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. »

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