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Hedge funds start 2H 2018 on a positive note despite struggle for Asian mandates

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 16:41

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 0.41 per cent during the month of July, kicking off the second half of the year on a positive note, despite trailing behind the MSCI AC World Index (Local) which rallied 2.59 per cent over the same month. »

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Hedge fund performance ‘more difficult’ in Q2, says Cowen

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 08:58

Hedge fund investors seemed pretty happy overall with hedge fund performance during Q1 2018, as managers took advantage of the increased market volatility, and the opportunities that created, for many to outperform. »

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Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 0.54 per cent in July

Tue, 14/08/2018 - 08:54

Hedge Funds gained 0.54 per cent in July according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, versus a 3.72 per cent increase in the S&P 500 Total Return Index. »

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Positive hedge fund returns overshadowed by underperformance of macro and managed futures

Mon, 13/08/2018 - 20:31

Hedge funds returned an average of +0.59 per cent in July, and are +0.79 per cent through the first seven months of 2018, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. »

Josh Gnaizada, Crypto Fund Research

Crypto Fund Research reports 2018 is year of crypto funds

Thu, 09/08/2018 - 13:30

Falling prices for cryptocurrencies, and an uncertain regulatory environment, in 2018 haven’t deterred new crypto investment funds from opening, according to new analysis from Crypto Fund Research. »

Kenneth Heinz, HFR

Hedge funds gain in July

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:43

Hedge funds posted gains in July to begin the second half of 2018, recovering the narrow decline from June, and effectively navigating a primarily positive earnings season punctuated with certain idiosyncratic equity volatility and directional dislocations, including Facebook and Apple. »

Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft

Hedge fund arms race for alpha

Mon, 06/08/2018 - 20:03

By Don Steinbrugge, CFA – CEO, Agecroft Partners – It is no secret that the vast majority of investors, including hedge funds managers, have underperformed market indices over time. However, some managers have distinguished themselves generating very strong risk adjusted returns. »

Luke Ellis, Man Group

Man Group reports ‘sustained growth’ in first six months of 2018

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 08:45

Alternative asset manager Man Group has reported ‘sustained growth’ during the first six months of 2018, with funds under management (FUM) reaching USD113.7 billion, up from USD109.1 billion as at 31 December 2017. »

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Hedge funds overall negative last week, says Lyxor

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 16:20

Hedge funds returns were overall negative last week, dragged down by CTAs, with early signs of the BoJ moving out of ZIRP also hitting their Japanese bonds and short JPY positions, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset research team. »

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CTAs and Market Neutral L/S Equity stand out

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 22:48

There was a pause in trade developments and solid corporate profits fuelled risk appetite last week pushing hedge funds strategies with the highest market beta higher, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »

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