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Tom Wrobel, Societe Generale

CTA performance in the positive for February

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:18

According to the data from Societe Generale Prime Services February was a strong month for managed futures strategies, with all three CTA indices (the CTA index, the CTA mutual fund index and the Trend index) producing performance in excess of 2 per cent. »

Kenneth Heinz, HFR

Emerging market hedge funds reach record capital levels

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:05

HFR reports that total capital invested in Emerging Markets (EM) hedge funds climbed to a record level to begin 2017, as energy commodities and the US dollar posted strong gains. Assets dedicated to EM funds increased to USD200.7 billion (1.38 trillion RMB, 622 billion Brazilian Real, 13.4 trillion Indian Rupee, 11.6 trillion Russian Rouble, 753 billion Saudi Real) to end 4Q16. »

Philippe Ferreira. Lyxor

Lyxor reports hedge fund performance recovers in February

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 12:03

Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team has focused on the performance of value equity funds versus their benchmarks in this week’s report, commenting that value stocks have lost steam but active managers are staying afloat. »

Commodity fund achieves top performance

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 09:43

Cayman Islands-domiciled Montreux Natural Resources fund has come in as the second best-performing hedge fund in Preqin’s Global Hedge Fund report with a return of 142 per cent over the last 12 months, driven by the surging gold price and the performance of assets in which the fund invested. »

Kenneth Heinz. HFR

Hedge funds see largest annual increase since 2014

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 17:15

HFR’s latest report finds that total hedge fund industry capital rose for the third consecutive quarter, surpassing the USD3 trillion milestone for the first time. »

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Eurekahedge figures reveal hedge fund industry assets down over 2016

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 12:10

Latest figures from Eurekahedge reveal that hedge funds gained 1.01 per cent during the month of December, with 2016 returns coming in at 4.48 per cent.This compares with the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gaining 2.38 per cent in December with its 2016 returns coming in at 7.37 per cent. »

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. »

A grade

CTAs and global macro improve their performance

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 12:41

Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team has released a report on the performance of active mutual funds versus their benchmarks in 2016. The team writes that it would be an understatement to say that active investing has been challenged in 2016. »

Bill Prew, INDOS

INDOS assets under depositary grow by 160 per cent year on year

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 09:14

UK-based independent AIFMD depositary INDOS Financial has recorded a 160 per cent increase in assets under depositary from September 2015 to end-September 2016 of USD8 billion to a total of USD13 billion. In the same period, client relationships have grown 70 per cent to 45.  »

Ken Heinz

HFR reports hedge funds up 3.5 per cent year to date

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:14

Data from HFR shows that hedge funds advanced in August led by a resurgence in Energy/Basic Materials and Activist strategies.  »

CTAs continue strong performance into July

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 12:10

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that CTAs continued their good performance from June with all CTA indices posting positive returns in July.  »

Manny Roman

Man Group’s results hit by difficult markets

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 09:07

Man Group, the largest listed hedge fund group in the world, has published interim results to end June 2016 that show that funds under management are down from the end December figure of USD78.7 billion to USD76.4 billion.  »

Block Trading by asset managers hits six-year high, says TABB Group

Block Trading by asset managers hits six-year high, says TABB Group

Thu, 30/06/2016 - 09:12

According to TABB Group, block trading volume for asset managers rose to 19 per cent in 2015, surpassing levels last seen in 2009 due to changes in investment strategies, access to new liquidity sources and new block trading methodologies.  »

CTA performance solid following UK referendum result

CTA performance solid following UK referendum result

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 16:33

CTA managers posted positive performance in the two full days of trading after the referendum results – Friday 24 June and Monday 27 June – according to Societe Generale Prime Services’ CTA Indices. »

Hedge funds post third successive month of gains in May

Hedge funds post third successive month of gains in May

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 09:25

Hedge funds marked another positive performance month in May, with the industry returning 0.93 per cent through the month to bring year-to-date gains to 1.55 per cent, according to data released by Preqin. »

Hedge fund performance mixed but overall positive in May, says GAM

Hedge fund performance mixed but overall positive in May, says GAM

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 16:38

Major global indices stood still in May as equity and bonds markets proved largely directionless. The MSCI World index returned less than 1 per cent, while the Barclays US Aggregate Bond index was flat for the month.  »

CTAs post third negative month in a row, says Societe Generale Prime Services

CTAs post third negative month in a row, says Societe Generale Prime Services

Tue, 07/06/2016 - 09:08

After a strong start to 2016, CTAs have now completed their third consecutive month of negative performance. All five daily indices that Societe Generale Prime Services calculates were down in May.  »

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 4.38 per cent for May

SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator at 4.38 per cent for May

Mon, 23/05/2016 - 09:46

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for May 2016 measured 4.38 per cent, up from 2.94 per cent in April. »

Saemor’s Europe Alpha Fund down 2.6 per cent in April

Saemor’s Europe Alpha Fund down 2.6 per cent in April

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 09:09

Saemor Capital’s Europe Alpha Fund lost 2.6 per cent in April, bringing the YTD performance to -10.6 per cent. Most of the losses came from strong performances in the fund’s short book.  »

Hedge funds year-to-date returns positive for first time in 2016

Hedge funds year-to-date returns positive for first time in 2016

Fri, 13/05/2016 - 00:03

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund has recorded the second consecutive month of positive hedge fund performance in April to bring 2016 YTD figures into the black for the first time this year. »

James Skeggs

CTAs March dip continues into April, says Societe Generale Prime Services

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 09:05

Managed futures strategies continued to decline throughout April, following the challenging market conditions that started taking effect in February, registering another month of negative returns, according to Societe Generale Prime Services. »

HFRI Asia ex-Japan Index posts strongest month since May 2009

HFRI Asia ex-Japan Index posts strongest month since May 2009

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 09:01

Asian hedge funds gained in March to conclude a volatile Q1 2016, narrowing losses across all Asian regions and strategies from earlier in the quarter. The HFRX Japan Index gained +3.1 per cent in March, leaving it down -1.9 per cent for the year, though topping the Nikkei 225 as the Japanese Yen continued to surge against the US Dollar.  »

Hedge funds see positive performance in April

Hedge funds see positive performance in April

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 08:58

Hedge fund performance was broadly positive in April, with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index returning 0.4 per cent on the month and each of the four HFRX main hedge fund strategy indices recording positive performance.  »

Euronext announces trading volumes for April

Euronext announces trading volumes for April

Wed, 04/05/2016 - 09:24

The April 2016 average daily transaction value on the Euronext cash order book stood at EUR6,948 million (-23.4 per cent compared with April 2015). However, the number of shares traded remained resilient (-3.8 per cent). »

CME Group achieves ADV of 13.8 million contracts per day in April 2016

CME Group achieves ADV of 13.8 million contracts per day in April 2016

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 16:57

CME Group’s April 2016 volume averaged 13.8 million contracts per day, up 21 per cent from April 2015.   »

US dollar-denominated money market funds to see significant outflows in Q2 2016, says Moody’s

US dollar-denominated money market funds to see significant outflows in Q2 2016, says Moody’s

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 10:55

Up to 50 per cent of remaining investor assets will likely leave US prime money market funds ahead of major regulatory reforms in October, says Moody's Investors Service. However, demand for euro prime funds is expected to be resilient despite record low yields. »

CME Group reports strong Q1 2016 results

CME Group reports strong Q1 2016 results

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:21

CME Group has reported record revenue of USD934 million and record operating income of USD574 million for the first quarter of 2016. Net income was USD368 million and diluted earnings per share were USD1.09.   »

EEX Group achieves record results in 2015

EEX Group achieves record results in 2015

Wed, 27/04/2016 - 15:49

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) in line with its growth strategy achieved record results in both sales and profits in 2015.  »

Citi Private Bank’s speciality hedge fund sales unit sees double digit client growth

Citi Private Bank’s speciality hedge fund sales unit sees double digit client growth

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 16:50

Citi Private Bank North America’s National Hedge Fund Sales Team, which focuses on the private banking needs of hedge fund founders, has grown by more than 50 per cent since inception in 2015 and currently has 140 hedge funds and their principals as clients.  »

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