The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for December 2020 measured 3.70 per cent.
Results & performance
The hedge fund industry posted a second consecutive positive month in December, returning 3.29 per cent 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 up 3.84 per cent in December.
The incoming US administration led by Joe Biden will be a “crucial” factor looming large over the healthcare industry this year, with planned reforms heralding potentially far-reaching implications for healthcare stocks and drug prices, Rhenman & Partners Asset Management said this week.
Hedge fund managers have experienced “significant” performance dispersion over the past 12 months, with the biggest funds seeing the largest gaps between gains and losses, new industry data shows, once again underlining the importance of investor due diligence in separating winners from losers.
DE Shaw’s flagship multi-strategy fund delivered net returns of +19.4 per cent for investors in 2020, according to a person familiar with the firm’s results.
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.
Hedge fund adviser Headstart Advisers posted stellar returns in 2020 as volatility returned to global markets, outpacing peers.
Hedge fund strategies soar: Industry enjoys biggest annual return since Global Financial Crisis, as managers weather 2020 storm with double-digit surge
Hedge funds weathered the political, social and economic shocks brought about by the global pandemic and frequent bursts of soaring volatility to score a near-12 per cent return last year – their best since 2009 – outperforming both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and FTSE 100, new data from Hedge Fund Research shows.
Eventus Systems, a global provider of multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk solutions, has reported 'unprecedented growth' on multiple fronts in 2020, marking its strongest year to date in revenue and new client onboardings.
CTAs rise to best monthly gain in five years as managed futures hedge funds end 2020 in “spectacular” style
Trend-following hedge funds and managed futures strategies enjoyed a storming finish to what was ultimately a turbulent and unpredictable year for the sector, with Société Générale’s CTA indices ending 2020 in positive territory following strong December performances.