The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for December 2020 measured 3.70 per cent.
The hedge fund industry posted a second consecutive positive month in December, returning 3.29 per cent according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. By comparison, the S&P 500 Total Return Index was up 3.84 per cent in December.
The incoming US administration led by Joe Biden will be a “crucial” factor looming large over the healthcare industry this year, with planned reforms heralding potentially far-reaching implications for healthcare stocks and drug prices, Rhenman & Partners Asset Management said this week.
Hedge fund managers have experienced “significant” performance dispersion over the past 12 months, with the biggest funds seeing the largest gaps between gains and losses, new industry data shows, once again underlining the importance of investor due diligence in separating winners from losers.
DE Shaw’s flagship multi-strategy fund delivered net returns of +19.4 per cent for investors in 2020, according to a person familiar with the firm’s results.
Hedge fund strategies soar: Industry enjoys biggest annual return since Global Financial Crisis, as managers weather 2020 storm with double-digit surge
Hedge funds weathered the political, social and economic shocks brought about by the global pandemic and frequent bursts of soaring volatility to score a near-12 per cent return last year – their best since 2009 – outperforming both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and FTSE 100, new data from Hedge Fund Research shows.
CTAs rise to best monthly gain in five years as managed futures hedge funds end 2020 in “spectacular” style
Trend-following hedge funds and managed futures strategies enjoyed a storming finish to what was ultimately a turbulent and unpredictable year for the sector, with Société Générale’s CTA indices ending 2020 in positive territory following strong December performances.
Hedge funds have made gains from bets against AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline in recent weeks – but bearish managers lost more than USD600 million on FTSE 100 shorts at the end of the year, with short sellers facing continuing “unpredictable swings” in 2021.
Swedish hedge fund pioneer Brummer steers through “great concern and high volatility” with double-digit annual return
Stockholm-based multi-strategy hedge fund firm Brummer & Partners’ flagship vehicle gathered further pace towards the end of the year, as strong performances in its stock-picking and trend-following funds during December powered the long-running manager into double-digit territory for the year.
Paris-based systematic CTA specialist Metori Capital’s Lyxor Epsilon Global Trend Fund is building long positions across US and UK fixed income, US and Japanese equities, and in the euro at the start of 2021, having generated a strong annual double-digit gain last year amid extreme market conditions and record volatility.