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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. »

Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ

IndexIQ hedge fund indices mixed In November

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 08:48

Two of the six IndexIQ Hedge Indexes were positive in November, led by a rise of 0.97 per cent in the IQ Merger Arbitrage Index, as markets reacted strongly in the wake of the US presidential election.  »

Short term CTAs show improved performance

Short term CTAs show improved performance

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 10:56

Fortunes for CTA strategies were mixed in November, according to the latest data for the SG CTA indices released by Societe Generale Prime Services. »

Five out of six MVIS MVIS long/short equity indices positive in November

Five out of six MVIS MVIS long/short equity indices positive in November

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:21

All bar one of MV Index Solutions’s (MVIS) suite of six investable long/short equity indices recorded positive performance in November. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay CTA Index down 1.24 per cent in October

Thu, 01/12/2016 - 09:51

Managed futures traders lost 1.24 per cent in October, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 0.32 per cent in October

Wed, 30/11/2016 - 10:28

Hedge funds lost 0.32 per cent in October, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 4.25 per cent for November

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 10:34

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for November 2016 measured 4.25 per cent, up from 3.40 per cent in October. »

Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ

IndexIQ hedge fund indices down in October

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 13:49

All six of IndexIQ’s hedge fund indices recorded a negative performance in October, reflecting a generally down month for the markets.  »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Emerging market hedge fund assets hit record high as global trade adjustments begin, says HFR

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 10:47

Emerging markets (EM) hedge funds ended the third quarter at a new record asset level, eclipsing the prior record from Q2 2015, according to the latest HFR Emerging Markets Hedge Fund Industry Report. »

CTAs start fourth quarter in the red

CTAs start fourth quarter in the red

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 08:09

After what was a very strong start for CTAs in 2016, October data continued to see the downward performance the industry has faced since the summer, according to Societe Generale Prime Services SG CTA Indices. »

Bill Stone, SS&C Technologies

Hedge fund performance index down 0.12 per cent in October

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:57

The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index fell 0.12 per cent in October. »

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index down 0.32 per cent in October

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index down 0.32 per cent in October

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:06

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, fell 0.32 per cent in October, outperforming the 0.57 per cent decline for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Chinese hedge funds surge in Q3, says HFR

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:00

Chinese hedge funds posted strong gains in the third quarter of 2016 as the Shanghai Composite Index pared 2016 losses and the Renminbi stabilised after H1 2016 volatility. »

Kenneth J Heinz, HFR

Top macro funds surge as US election uncertainty rises

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 09:34

Hedge funds posted mixed performance to begin the fourth quarter, as US equities weakened amid increasing uncertainty before election day, not just on the presidential-front, but also with regard to the control of Congress and state-level results. »

Anthony Lawler, GAM

Seven-month hedge fund winning streak comes to an end in October

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 12:21

A seven-month winning streak for hedge funds came to an end in October on the back of broader negative price moves, according to the latest figures released by GAM. »

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