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Hedge fund redemptions hit five-year high of USD42.3bn in December

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 10:49

Hedge fund redemptions reached USD42.3 billion in December, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, published by BarclayHedge, the largest monthly outflow in at least five years. »

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Aquila Capital‘s Algert Global Equity Market Neutral Fund defies volatile equity markets in 2018

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 09:06

The AQC1 Algert Global Equity Market Neutral Fund launched by Aquila Capital and San Francisco-based investment manager Algert Global LLC has returned 4.71 per cent to investors since its inception on 12 February 2018. »

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GAM Systematic alternative risk premia strategy wins new institutional investment

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 10:48

GAM’s systematic alternative risk premia strategy has won an AUD275 million investment from an Australian superannuation pension fund. »

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Most hedge funds started 2019 on positive note with returns of 2.22 per cent, says Eurekahedge

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 10:42

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index rallied 2.22 per cent in January, supported by the global equity market rally which resulted from the Fed's dovish stance and optimism over potential progress in the US-China trade talks. »

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Special situation and L/S equity strategies rebound in January, says Lyxor

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 08:58

The performance of broad hedge fund indices signal a sharp rebound of Special Situation strategies in January (+6.3 per cent), followed by L/S Equity strategies (+5.5 per cent), according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »

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Alantra’s Private Debt fund leads 2018 Spanish hedge fund rankings with a return of over 6 per cent

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:32

Alteralia Debt Fund FIL, a hedge fund investing in private debt, has topped the rankings for its category in 2018, according to data from the Spanish Association of Investment and Pension Funds (Inverco). »

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December’s strugglers bounced back in January, says Lyxor

Tue, 05/02/2019 - 10:49

Hedge fund strategies that suffered in December rebounded last month (L/S Equity, Relative Value Arbitrage), while those resilient at the end of 2018 (CTAs) lagged behind, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »

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Outperformance by active fund managers plummets in 2018

Mon, 04/02/2019 - 11:02

Far fewer active fund managers outperformed their benchmarks in 2018, according to an analysis of 15 key equity and bond fund segments by Scope. In fact, under a quarter of active equity funds beat benchmarks in 2018 and just 16 per cent of bond funds outperformed. »

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Hedge funds recorded best outperformance over equities since 2011 in 2018

Wed, 30/01/2019 - 10:50

The Mizuho-Eurekahedge Index (USD), an asset-weighted index representing the global hedge fund industry performance was down 0.39 per cent in December, bringing its year-to-date loss to 4.09 per cent amidst the global equity market sell-off. »

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Skittish investors drive hedge fund redemptions to USD29.1bn in November

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 17:58

Hedge fund redemptions picked up speed in November, falling short of September’s five-year high but outpacing October’s level, according to the Barclay Fund Flow Indicator, published by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. »

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