Hedge funds started 2021 on a positive note returning 0.98 per cent in January, 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 down 1.01 per cent in January.
The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for January 2021 measured -0.33 per cent.
CME Group adds energy, metals and agricultural benchmarks to CVOL suite of implied volatility indexes
CME Group has added 11 additional implied volatility benchmark indexes to its suite of CME Group Volatility Indexes (CVOL). Clients can now access two years of historical implied volatility data on CME Group’s CVOL indexes on WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil, Henry Hub Natural Gas, Gold, Silver, Corn, Soybeans and Wheat, along with the addition of both 5-Year and 30-Year Treasuries.
Wilshire has launched a new Powered by Wilshire index, the Hypatia Women Hedge Fund Index. Created and owned by Hypatia Capital, calculated and maintained by Wilshire, the index is designed to measure performance of women managed hedge funds that meet certain criteria, selected from a universe of hedge funds compiled by Hypatia Capital Management LLC, sourced from publicly available information, industry associations and industry contacts.
The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 1.68 per cent in December, underperforming the 2.45 per cent monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index.
Brave New Coin launches Maker Vault Index and Blockchain Interoperability Index on Digital Asset Exchange BTSE
Digital asset data infrastructure company Brave New Coin has launched two new indices on the multi-currency spot and futures trading platform BTSE: the Maker Vault Index and the Blockchain Interoperability Index.
The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 3.19 per cent in November, outperforming the 2.82 per cent monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index.
BarclayHedge: Best Index Provider – Savvy investors are considering non-bond alternative investments to provide portfolios with an element of diversification and offer protection during major market sell-offs. As they look to substitute parts of their fixed income holdings with hedge fund and managed futures, the demand for data on these assets has been on the rise. The volume and accuracy of these information requirements have also been evolving. This progress has buoyed firms like BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions Group, whose purpose is to help clients solve data and information-related problems.
Index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices is partnering with Lukka, a New York City-based crypto asset software and data company to launch global cryptocurrency asset indexes.
eVestment, a specialist in institutional investment data and analytics, has become the first institutional investment platform to offer access to the Alpha Nasdaq OCIO Indices.