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Distressed and activist hedge funds lead again in August

Distressed and activist hedge funds lead again in August

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 13:15

For a second consecutive month, discretionary approaches to opportunities in corporate capital structures, including equity and credit markets, produced the best returns across the hedge fund industry in August. »

Hedge funds flat in August, up 2.5 per cent year-to-date

Hedge funds flat in August, up 2.5 per cent year-to-date

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 07:40

Hedge funds were flat to marginally negative at 0.06 per cent during the month of August, with much of this weakness led by underlying CTA/managed futures and macro mandated hedge funds, according to data released by EurekaHedge. »

John Lewis

Using momentum to invest in ADRs proves highly effective says Dorsey, Wright & Associates’ John Lewis

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 10:08

American Depositary Receipts are an effective way for US investors to gain exposure to international stocks. Dorsey, Wright & Associates’ John Lewis (pictured) explains how using a momentum strategy can prove effective in building the right exposure to this instrument class.  »

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.11 per cent in August

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index up 0.11 per cent in August

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 08:52

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.11 per cent in August, underperforming the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index’s 0.16 per cent return by five basis points. »

Busy summer for merger arbitrage, says Lyxor

Busy summer for merger arbitrage, says Lyxor

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 10:40

The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.14 per cent in August, with seven out of 10 Lyxor indices ending the month in positive territory. »

MassMutual affiliates adopt Barings brand

MassMutual affiliates adopt Barings brand

Mon, 12/09/2016 - 09:03

MassMutual affiliates Babson Capital Management, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, Wood Creek Capital Management and Baring Asset Management are now fully integrated and operating as a unified company under the Barings name.  »

Searching for alternative beta

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:01

Bfinance’s Chris Stevens (pictured) reports on a recent manager search for alternative beta strategies for a large US corporate pension scheme with USD10 billion in assets under management. »

Alternative assets investors facing increasingly daunting fund selection process, says Preqin survey

Alternative assets investors facing increasingly daunting fund selection process, says Preqin survey

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:42

Although alternative assets remain a crucial component of many portfolios, investors are finding it harder to identify attractive investment opportunities compared to a year ago, according to Preqin’s survey of over 490 institutional investors. »

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.  »

Hedge fund launched by former International Fund Services head opens to specialist investors

Hedge fund launched by former International Fund Services head opens to specialist investors

Thu, 08/09/2016 - 08:46

Libero Development Fund, a hedge fund launched by Mary Murphy who helped to establish International Fund Services before its acquisition by State Street, is now open to specialist investors. »

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