Differential Performance Noteworthy at Half Year Point – European CTAs Suffer

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff At the half way point of the year, in terms of consolidated data releases, the picture for hedge funds at the top level looks okay – broad hedge fund indices are flat (e.g. the HFRI Asset Weighted Composite Index is up 1.35%), and flows have been positive (over $17bn in […] Read more »

Are CTAs Positioned To Protect Portfolios?

by Seth Bancroft, Research Consultant, Hedge Funds at NEPC   If abrupt shifts in prices are what keep CTA (or managed futures) investors up at night, then they are likely sleep-deprived, given the recent market volatility. Up until recently, equity markets have been on a tear. Thus, not surprisingly, most CTAs–strategies designed to capture trends in asset […] Read more »

Quest Partners Named ‘Best CTA Management Firm of the Year’

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Quest Partners (Quest), a research driven alternative investment firm headquartered in New York with $1.5bn assets under management, today announced that it was named ‘Best Management Firm of the Year’ at the 2018 CTA Intelligence US Performance Awards at The Yale Club in New York. The CTA intelligence US Performance […] Read more »

Top Ranked CTAs to End July

Over the last 36 months these are the top-ranked managed futures programs for absolute return.* Please note that this table updates in the week after the close of the month. Click on a program to see more detail (right mouse click to open in a new window or tab). *source:Fundpeak.com Read more »

Tages Adds Storied CTA to UCITS Platform

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Europe’s biggest hedge fund seeder has backed a new UCITS launch. Tages Capital has launched a UCITS version of the Rotella Polaris strategy, a managed futures program with a long pedigree run by Rotella Capital Management. Rotella, established by Robert Rotella in 1995, has been a pioneer in the […] Read more »

Investors Buy CTAs Rather Than Macro in 2017

By Hedge Fund Insight staff The latest data from Eurekahedge shows the best flows into the hedge fund industry for a number of years for the first quarter of 2017. Preliminary net asset flows were positive in March with US$9.3 billion of inflows into the industry. Investor subscriptions have picked up pace since the start of the […] Read more »

Hedge Fund Positioning Around The French Elections

From Lyxor Asset Management* Hello, Please find attached this week’s Lyxor Weekly Brief. This is a weekly report from Lyxor’s Cross Asset Research team, focused on hedge fund flows, performance and positioning. It aims at identifying trends in hedge fund investing every week, while leveraging on the proprietary information accessible through the Managed Account Platform. […] Read more »

Hedge Fund Outlook – Greater Dispersion To Aid Equity Strategies, Credit? Not So Much

by 50 South Capital Advisors, LLC. INTRODUCTION After a volatile first quarter of 2016, global equity and bond markets regained their footing and finished in positive territory for the year. European equities were the regional exception, with the MSCI European Index posting negative returns through November. Although markets overall generated positive returns for investors in […] Read more »

Consultant Verus Negative on Outlook for Event Driven Hedge Funds

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff   In a recent report Verus, the investment consultant created out of the combination of Wurts and Strategic Investment Solutions, was constructive on the outlook for three out of five hedge fund strategies. The consultant gave forward-looking views across the broad hedge fund investment strategies as shown in the table below. […] Read more »

Lyxor To Stick With Overweight in Merger Arbitrage

From Lyxor Asset Management   March has been a positive month for risk assets. As soon as mid-February, the Fed started to prepare markets for a softer stance than expected by market participants. Mid-March, it delivered at the FOMC meeting with a downward revision of growth and inflation forecasts for 2016, consolidating the rally in […] Read more »