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Emmanuel Hauptmann, RAM

RAM AI Long/Short Global Equities strategy reaches first anniversary with more than USD370m AUM

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 09:03

One year after launch, RAM Active Investments reports that its  Long/Short Global Equities strategy has more than USD370 million of assets under management, and has generated an annual return of 4.88 per cent with volatility of 3.5 per cent. »

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Hedge funds up slightly last week, says Lyxor

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 16:44

Hedge fund returns were mainly beta-driven last week, with equity markets on the rise across all regions, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross-asset Research team. »

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Hedge funds slide in Feb with managed futures seeing historic losses

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 08:47

The hedge fund industry overall had a negative month for returns in February losing 2.01 per cent, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report, with managed futures funds producing their largest monthly loss in over 20 years, down 7.03 per cent. »

Bill Stone, SS and C Globe Op

SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index at -0.88 per cent in February

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 09:13

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index in February 2018 measured -0.88 per cent. »

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Hedge fund industry heavyweights post worst monthly loss since the May 2010 flash crash, says Eurekahedge

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 14:43

The average return of the global hedge fund industry was pulled into negative territory in February as markets experienced sharp reversals, with trend following CTA/managed futures and long/short equities strategies lagging behind the pack. »

Sol Waksman, BarclayHedge

Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 1.53 per cent in February

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 09:06

Hedge Funds lost 1.53 per cent in February according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, versus a 3.69 per cent decline in the S&P 500 Total Return Index. Year to date, the Barclay Index remains up 0.52 per cent, but lags the S&P which has gained 1.83 per cent. »

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L/S Equity funds have outperformed post sell-off

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 18:33

Since the trough of the recent sell-off, L/S Equity funds have outperformed other hedge fund strategies, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »

Net assets of UCITS and AIFs surpassed USD15 trillion in 2017, says EFAMA

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 16:19

2017 was an exceptional year for the European investment fund industry, with net assets of UCITS and AIF surpassing the EUR15 trillion mark, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) latest Quarterly Statistical Release. »

Kenneth Heinz, HFR

Hedge funds decline in February as sub-strategies diverge and global equities fall

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 10:00

Hedge fund performance fell in February as global equities declined, ending a streak of fifteen consecutive monthly gains for the broad-based HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index. »

Luke Ellis, Man Group

Hedge fund firm Man Group reports 35 per cent increase in funds under management in 2017

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 10:21

UK-based hedge fund firm Man Group has reported a 35 per cent increase in funds under management during 2017, up USD12.8 billion to USD109.1 billion. The company says that net revenues increased by 33 per cent during the year reflecting good absolute performance fee generation and 7 per cent growth in net management fee revenue, while adjusted profit before tax rose to USD384 million from USD205 million in 2016. »


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