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 Leads Hedge Funds Down in September Notes FRM

From Financial Risk Management Limited (FRM), part of Man Group   The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index fell -2.54% to 29 September, pushing the index further into negative territory at -3.52% for the year-to-date 2015. After a fall of -0.13% recorded in the first half of the month (16 September), hedge funds’ negative performance accelerated […] Read more »

A Q&A with Cantab Capital – the culture and processes of software development

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Cantab Capital is one of Europe’s leading managed futures firms. Dr. Tom Howat is a Senior Scientist and one of seven partners at the Cambridge-based money manager. Here he talks to Hedge Fund Insight’s Publisher Simon Kerr about his experience of working there. Q. (Simon Kerr) Tom, Can you tell me about when you joined […] 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 »

CTA Capital Flows Positive For Six Months Straight

From Eurekahedge   Hedge fund assets under management have increased by US$93 billion in the first six months of 2015, with roughly US$52 billion coming from performance driven gains and US$41 billion from new investor allocations.   Despite losses of 1.13% in June, European mandates continue to see resurgence in investor allocations. European hedge funds […] Read more »

Strategy Preferences of Japanese Investors In Hedge Funds

By Hedge Fund Insight staff   Japanese institutional investors have longer experience investing in hedge funds than institutions in other regions of the world.  In addition absolute return strategies have had significant allocations from Japanese investors for a long period – the Japanese economy has suffered from low interest rates and bond yields for a […] Read more »

85% Hit Rate Pays Off For CTA Warren Capital

By Kamran Ghalitschi, publisher of HedgeNordic In another year turning out to be challenging for Managed Futures, the Nordic Hedge Index CTA sub index just managed to creep into positive territory for the year, largely picking up some tailwind from trends in equity markets. Warren Capitals two CTAs outpaced the index, clocking in the better […] Read more »

Fundamental Commodity and Stat Arb Strategies Preferred for 2014 by FRM

From FRM Investment Management Hedge funds had a small positive month to end 2013. The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index recorded a 56bps gain, taking performance for the year to positive 6.72%. Within this there was some significant dispersion in manager returns, even within strategies, as the month contained some sizeable asset price movements. Equity […] Read more »