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 »

Lyxor Favours Relative Value & Macro For 2016

By Jean-Marc Stenger, CIO for Alternative Investments, Lyxor Asset Management   Macro Themes: After navigating between Scylla and Charybdis in 2015 amid growth and deflation scares, 2016 should provide some limited relief. The sturdy, yet aging, expansion in the US should warrant the inception of monetary policy normalization this December. However, all the concerns – […] Read more »

Why Hedge Fund Returns Have Disappointed: Lyxor Expects A Different Future

By Philippe Ferreira, Jean-Baptiste Berthon, Jeanne Asseraf-Bitton and Jean-Marc Stenger of Lyxor Asset Management Introduction Since the financial crisis, excluding the Euro crisis period, hedge funds have lagged traditional assets until last year. This stands in contrast with the outstanding hedge funds’ track record delivered over recent decades. Criticism against the lack of hedge funds […] Read more »

Event Driven in May

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff* Event Driven managers had a negative month in May despite the high level of deal activity and the positive contribution from special situations trading. A number of the larger deal spreads either broke (Astra-Zeneca/Pfizer was not an official deal break, but it had the same effect) or widened. This was […] Read more »

Hedge Funds Increase Short Bets On US Bonds According To Lyxor Data

From Lyxor Asset Management*   Hedge funds are increasing their short bets on US rates as the flow of economic data improved and inflation figures edged higher. Moderate price pressures materialised recently (PCE deflator at 1.6% yoy in April), though the inflation rate remains below the 2% target of the Fed. This triggered a rise […] Read more »

Lyxor Hedge Fund Index Commentary For April

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From Lyxor Asset Management   The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was down -0.7% in April (YTD -0.1%). 6 out of 12 Lyxor Indices ended the month of April in positive territory, led by the Lyxor L/S Credit Arbitrage Index(+1%), the CTA Long Term Index (+1%) and the Lyxor Global Macro Index (+0.9%). Data published in […] Read more »

Special Situations Funds Ride The Wave Of M&A In February

From Lyxor Asset Management   The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +1.9% in February, bringing year to date performance to +1.45%. 11 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 12 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Special Situations Index (+3.48%), the Lyxor CTA Long Term Index (+3.4%) and the Lyxor L/S Equity […] Read more »

Long Term CTAs Down Ugly As Short Term CTAs Hold On In January

From Lyxor Asset Management The global economy finished was down only -0.4% in January, outperforming the MSCI World down -3.8%. 8 Lyxor Strategy Indices out of 12 ended the month in positive territory, led by the Lyxor Fixed Income Arbitrage Index (+1.74%), the Lyxor Merger Arbitrage Index (+0.92%) and the Lyxor L/S Equity Market Neutral […] Read more »

Lyxor AM Emphasises Special Sits Managers For 2014

From Lyxor Asset Management The global economy finished on solid footing in 2013 and growth is set to maintain a healthy pace in 2014. Demand in the developed economies is recovering steadily aided by supportive policies which have helped smooth the deleveraging cycle. Growth in the US is leading other regions and is helped by […] Read more »