The managed futures industry stepped into 2020 on a positive note with a 0.51 per cent return in January, according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions. It was the third consecutive profitable month for CTAs.
Japanese institutional investors now have access to a crypto-asset benchmark following the launch of the NRI/IU Crypto-Asset Index by MV Index Solutions (MVIS), and Intelligence Unit (IU), in partnership with Nomura Research Institute (NRI).
MV Index Solutions (MVIS) in partnership with CryptoCompare, a specialist in digital asset data, has launched the MVIS CryptoCompare Institutional Bitcoin Index (MVIBTC), which is designed to measure the performance of a digital assets portfolio which invests in Bitcoin, priced on select exchanges.
CMC Markets, a spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider, has further expanded its range of bespoke indices, with the addition of 12 new forex baskets to its platform, offering clients a way to gain a diversified exposure to a dozen worldwide economies.
The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for September 2019 measured -0.24 per cent.
MSR Indices (MSR) has launched an institutional investment platform, which will provide investors with access to the returns of MSR Investable Indexes through established third-party asset managers.
IHS Markit has launched the IHS Markit Global Carbon Index, the first benchmark for the global price of carbon credits.
Scientific Beta is now providing an ESG option for all of its indices, enabling investors to benefit from the performance of its High Factor Intensity (HFI) Multi-Beta Multi-Strategy (MBMS) indices while upholding ESG norms and materially reducing exposure to companies with high exposure to ESG risks.
Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has signed an exclusive licence agreement with Hedge Fund Research (HFR), a specialist in the indexation, analysis and research of the global hedge fund industry, to launch a series of products that will track a range of investable hedge fund indices.
CMC Markets, a spread betting and contracts for difference (CFD) provider, is now offering its customers three new commodity indices: the Energy Index, Agricultural Index and Precious Metals Index.