Results & performance

OIL

Energy hedge fund Westbeck sees “big opportunity” in oil equities following stellar first-half performance

Energy hedge fund Westbeck sees “big opportunity” in oil equities following stellar first-half performance

Westbeck Capital, a London-based oil-focused hedge fund, continues to generate stellar double-digit returns in 2020’s lively energy markets, and believes short-term mis-pricings in oil equities offers further buying opportunities ahead of a potential price recovery later this year.

PERFORMANCE

Hedge funds cut losses with stellar Q2 gains as equities lead in June – but industry remains down in tumultuous half-year

Hedge funds cut losses with stellar Q2 gains as equities lead in June – but industry remains down in tumultuous half-year

A number of hedge fund strategies, including discretionary macro managers and specialist technology and healthcare-focused equity long/short funds, have taken profits in the first half of 2020, as the wider industry continues to claw back losses following the bedlam that rocked markets earlier in the year.

RETURNS

Multi-manager hedge fund Brummer continues positive run in 2020, as equities, credit and macro drive H1 profits

Multi-manager hedge fund Brummer continues positive run in 2020, as equities, credit and macro drive H1 profits

Brummer & Partners, the Stockholm-based multi-strategy hedge fund firm, has generated positive returns for the first half of 2020, with US long/short equity, credit and macro strategies all driving performance in its flagship strategy in recent weeks.

Story

CTAs up 0.44 per cent in May

CTAs up 0.44 per cent in May

As financial markets continued their recovery and economies began to reopen from Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns, managed futures were able to capture a small profit in May, gaining 0.04 per cent according to the Barclay CTA Index, compiled by BarclayHedge, a division of Backstop Solutions.