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Barclay Hedge Fund Index down 3.06 per cent in October

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 10:47

Hedge Funds gave up 3.06 per cent in October according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge, versus a 6.84 per cent decrease in the S&P 500 Total Return Index. Year to date, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index is down 1.90 per cent, while the S&P has gained 3.01 per cent. »

James Robson, RM Funds

RM Secured Direct Lending aims for over 6 per cent dividend for 2018

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 10:04

James Robson is CIO of RM Funds which runs, within its RM Funds range, two funds, the VT RM Alternative Income Fund ‘RMAI’, profiled in AlphaQ when it launched in June 2018, and a debt strategy – RM Secured Direct Lending ‘RMDL’, which listed in 2016.  »

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New EY survey highlights challenges and changes facing alternative asset management industry

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 10:50

Private equity and hedge fund managers alike are finding their investor base is challenging what products fit best within their portfolio and, in many cases, no longer want a “one size fits all”, according to EY’s 12th annual Hedge Fund Survey, which has been released under the new name of the Global Alternatives Survey. »

Diana van Maasdijk, Equileap

Equileap and As You Sow apply gender equality data to US mutual funds and ETFs

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 09:19

Gender equality research firm Equileap has licensed its 12 key performance indicators to As You Sow, which is launching a tool screening the specific holdings of nearly 5,000 US-based mutual funds and ETFs. »

Bill Stone, SS and C Globe Op

Hedge funds down 3.07 per cent in October

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 09:17

The gross return of the SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for October 2018 measured -3.07 per cent. »

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October performance sees hedge funds turn negative YTD

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 09:12

Performance challenges in the global hedge fund industry continued in October, according to the latest eVestment hedge fund performance data, with the industry’s aggregate performance of -3.10 per cent for the month dragging year-to-date (YTD) performance into the red at -2.55 per cent. »

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Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index down 2.19 per cent in October

Wed, 14/11/2018 - 09:08

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index slumped 2.19 per cent in the volatile month of October, bringing year-to-date returns down to -2.08 per cent. The MSCI AC World Index (Local) declined 7.33 per cent in what turned out to be the worst month for both the hedge fund industry and the global equity market since 2011.   »

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Hedge funds struggled in October but there were huge differences between and within strategies

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 09:40

The selloff in October was difficult to navigate for hedge funds, but there were substantial divergences across strategies, according to the latest Weekly Brief from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team. »

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Hermes’ ESG study reveals social characteristics outperforming

Tue, 13/11/2018 - 09:04

Companies with good or improving social characteristics (ESG) have tended to outperform their lower-ranked peers on average by 15bps per month, according to new research from the Global Equities team at Hermes Investment Management. »

Timmo Pfeiffer, Solactive

Deutsche issues China Consumer Index Certificate

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 18:02

Deutsche Bank has issued the Solactive China Consumer Index Certificate based on the Solactive China Consumer Index which is targeted at investors who seek the ability to participate in the growth of retail sales in China. »

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