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 »

Dull YTD Returns for Most Hedge Fund Strategies – Distressed Funds Lag

From Eurekahedge   Hedge funds continued their recovery in Q4 with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 0.88%1 in November while the MSCI World Index2 grew by 0.38% during the month. On a year-to-date basis, hedge funds are up 2.58% while underlying markets as represented by the MSCI World have gained 1.78%. November was dominated […] Read more »

Event Driven Down for Year as Hedge Funds Lose for Third Month

From Eurekahedge Pte of Singapore   Hedge funds posted their third consecutive month of losses with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index down 1.75%1in August while the MSCI World Index2lost 6.66% during the month as fears over China’s economic outlook intensified with global equity markets seeing broad based declines. Despite the setback, hedge funds have outperformed […] Read more »

Equity Hedge Yet to De-Gross Notes Man Group’s FRM

From FRM Investment Management   Market Background China’s financial troubles and the Fed’s zeroing in on lift off for the next interest rate cycle have combined, as we thought they might, to place deflation at the forefront of investor concerns. Moreover, it is clear that the problems emanating from China, other emerging markets and many […] Read more »

…and Asian Hedge Funds Were Doing So Well

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   Though it may seem a thought from a long time ago, this year had been stacking up as a relatively good one for Asian hedge funds. This was true as recently as just over a month ago. Comparisons for performance in the YTD to the end […] Read more »

Event Driven Funds Give Back in October

Simplify Mid-Month Pulse 780 Funds Reporting as of October 17 2014 Strategy Return Macro – Discretionary  Down (2.41%) Macro -Systematic Up 3.68% Macro – Commodity Down  (1.15%) Emerging Markets Down (2.28%) Fixed Income – Rel Val Down (3.29%) Asia Long-Short (ex-China) Down (6.05%) Europe Long-Short Down (3.36) China Long-Short Down (1.9) Event Driven – Special […] Read more »

Cliffwater Hedge Fund Commentary – April 2014

By Daniel Stern, Senior Managing Director at Cliffwater LLC   April was a moderately positive month for most hedge fund strategies and all strategies outside of Global Macro remain in the black for the year. In April, the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index lost 0.2% and the HFRI Fund of Funds Composite Index detracted 1.1%. […] Read more »

Global Macro & CTA Outlook For 2014 Is A Mixed Bag According To NB

By Neuberger Berman Alternative Investment Management   Introduction Macro-focused investing is broadly defined as profiting from changes in market prices that arise from any number of factors, including turning points in macroeconomic cycles, changes in the outlook for economic growth or inflation and market price reactions stemming from the actions of policymakers.   In Figure […] Read more »