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 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 »

GAM’s Anthony Lawler – Hedge Fund Performance in 2016

From Global Asset Management   As year-end approaches, we look ahead to the outlook for active trading and hedge funds in 2016. The choppy waters of 2015 has proved challenging for active managers. Both equities and global bonds are down this year to date as measured by the MSCI World index and the Barclays Global […] 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 »

European Hedge Fund Returns Closer to Asian Hedge Funds by End July

From Eurekahedge   Hedge funds up 0.38% after bouncing back from previous month’s losses Hedge funds started the second half of 2015 on a positive note with the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 0.38%1in July while the MSCI World Index2gained 1.34% during the month. Market sentiment improved as the impasse in Greek debt negotiations was […] Read more »

Crowding in Event Driven of Concern to Investors According to GAM

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From Global Asset Management   Global themes regained strength in May: global macro and event driven managers led the hedge fund pack   May proved a choppy month across asset classes with investor attention focused on issues such as US growth concerns and the Greek solvency question. The US Dollar index was up 2.4%, US […] Read more »

Multi-Strategy Under The Gun As European Hedge Funds Lag

From Hedge Fund Insight staff The latest flow data from Eurekahedge for the hedge fund industry show net outflows from Europe-focused hedge funds. Only two investment strategies could possibly accommodate the scale of monthly redemptions from European funds – fixed income and multi-strategy (Table 1/Figure 2). So it is highly likely that the biggest outflows […] Read more »

Macro Returns Positive In October As Event Driven Turns Negative For the Year

From Global Asset Management   Global markets were volatile in October with equities, credit and bond yields broadly selling-off in the first half of the month before reversing course and rallying into month-end. This volatility and choppiness proved challenging for many investors, including hedge funds, with most cutting their risk by mid-month and therefore not […] Read more »

GAM Remains Positive On Global Macro And Event Driven

From Global Asset Management   September proved a challenging month for many investors as equities, bonds and credit sold off. The MSCI World index was down 2.7%, while the Barclays Global Aggregate Bond index lost 2.8%. Global macro hedge funds delivered 1.5%, while the broader hedge fund universe was down 0.8%, as measured by the […] Read more »