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Darran Goodwin, Garraway

Systematic fund Garraway to build assets

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 15:28

London-based Garraway Capital Management has announced that it is to build on its strong 2016 performance with a programme designed to build its assets. Its Irish UCITS fund, Garraway Financial Trends, was launched in 2012, becoming a ‘pure’ UCITS strategy in February 2014. »

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. »

Arrow up

Eurekahedge reveals hedge funds up in January

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 12:15

January data from Eurekahedge reveals that hedge funds started the year up 0.87 per cent in January with managers reporting performance-based gains of USD1.3 billion. »

Eurekahedge figures show hedge funds up 0.84 per cent in January

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 12:24

Eurekahedge reports that hedge funds started the year on a positive note, up 0.84 per cent during the month of January. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 1.49 per cent over the same period. »

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. »

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. »

Anthony Scaramucci

SkyBridge Capital sells majority stake with Anthony Scaramucci to step down immediately

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 16:52

The majority of global alternative firm SkyBridge Capital has been sold to  RON Transatlantic EG and HNA Capital. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed but at the end of November SkyBridge managed or advised on USD12 billion. »

Down arrow

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. »

US Congress

US election surprise proves supportive for risk assets

Wed, 21/12/2016 - 12:05

The Lyxor Hedge Fund research team reports that November was an eventful month for investors. “The victory of Donald Trump at the US presidential election surprised pollsters and proved supportive for risk assets, against expectations. The MSCI World was up 2.7 per cent while fixed income markets continued to experience headwinds as the improved growth outlook led to a rise in bond yields. »

Upward trend

Hedge funds showing improved performance for 2016

Tue, 20/12/2016 - 16:27

The Eurekahedge December report on hedge funds reveals that over November 2016 hedge funds were up 3.53 per cent for the year, posting better performance compared to a modest 1.73 per cent gain over the last year. »

Statue of Liberty

North American hedge funds post best regional returns in November

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:32

Recovery continues in hedge funds according to Eurekahedge which found that hedge funds were up 0.48 per cent during the month of November, with 2016 year-to-date returns coming in at 3.60 per cent. »

Ken Heinz. HFR

HFR reports hedge funds up in November on back of Trump win

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 07:48

Hedge fund data provider HFR reports that hedge funds advanced in November, as the surprising victory of Donald Trump in the US Presidential election drove expectations for renewed growth, infrastructure spending and reduced regulation. »

Mihir Kapadia, Sun Global Investments

Sun Global CEO comments on popularity of ETFs

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:07

CEO and Founder of Sun Global Investments, Mihir Kapadia, has commented on why investors are increasingly choosing ETFs over hedge funds. »

Anthony Lawler

GAM launches fund based on Cantab process

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 10:36

Following the completion of its acquisition of Cantab Capital Partners in October, GAM has launched its first purely quantitative equities UCITS fund, GAM Systematic Global Equity Market Neutral.  »

Marc Denogent, HFR

HFR to launch HFRI-I futures contract

Mon, 31/10/2016 - 17:25

Hedge fund data provider HFR is at an advanced stage of working with one of the large global derivatives exchanges to develop a new investment product, the HFRI-I futures contract, a contract based on the HFRI-I Fund Weighted Composite Investable Index.  The firm writes that once launched, this will be an industry first.  »

Survey

It all comes down to style in managed futures

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 10:14

Managed futures have become an alternative asset class that is widely used by investors seeking overall portfolio diversification and absolute returns independent of the direction of broad equity and bond markets, according to a study by alternative investment managers Steben & Company. »

Ken Heinz. HFR

Hedge fund industry capital up in third quarter

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 13:52

HFR reports that total hedge fund industry capital rose to a record level in 3Q16, as performance gains offset continued asset outflows which were concentrated in many of the industry’s largest and most well-established managers.  »

Up arrow

Preqin reports seven months of positive returns for hedge funds

Thu, 20/10/2016 - 12:56

Preqin’s latest hedge fund report finds that although  hedge  funds  are  under  sustained  investor  scrutiny,  the  third  quarter  of  2016  saw  continued  improvement  in  the performance  of  the  asset  class,  marking  seven  consecutive  months  of  positive  returns  for  the  industry.   »

Eurekahedge reports CTAs bucking the hedge fund outflow trend

Wed, 19/10/2016 - 09:56

The October 2016 Eurekahedge Report finds that over September 2016 hedge funds recorded their fifth month of investor redemptions pushing net investor allocations into the red for the year with USD8.7 billion outflows. »

Amundi brings real and alternative assets to single platform

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 14:06

French asset management firm Amundi is launching a single platform designed to bring its real and alternative assets under one entity and drive its aim of becoming one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe. »

Eurekahedge reports CTAs see strongest interest from investors

Tue, 20/09/2016 - 15:06

The September 2016 Eurekahedge Report finds that, over August, hedge funds witnessed their fourth consecutive month of outflows with investor redemptions totalling USD23.8 billion during this period.  »

Selwood’s assets reach USD350m

Mon, 19/09/2016 - 15:17

London-based alternative manager Selwood Asset Management is marking its first anniversary since launch and has had an increase in assets to USD350 million. »

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.  »

Irene Perdomo

Devet Capital gains NFA license

Wed, 07/09/2016 - 09:26

Systematic alternative investment manager Devet Capital Investments has received a license from the US National Futures Association enabling it to extend the marketing of the Devet Capital Absolute Return Strategy to American investors. »

Pavle Sabic

S&P Intelligence shows hedge funds moving out of equities

Wed, 17/08/2016 - 14:38

The latest Hedge Fund Tracker analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence shows the top funds managed approximately USD150 billion in equity holdings, up from the USD141 billion under management in the first quarter.  »

SUrvey

Barclays finds hedge funds failing to meet investor expectations

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 12:25

Barclays Prime Services Strategic Consulting has just completed its latest report entitled ‘Against All Odds – Hedge Fund Industry Developments and Implications for Growth’.  »

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