Demand For Hedge Fund Strategies – CTAs Level with Merger Arb & Cryptocurrencies

By Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA – Founder and CEO, Agecroft Partners   The hedge fund industry is dynamic, comprising of numerous strategies that attract varying degrees of interest over time. Demand for each strategy is impacted by many variables including capital market valuations, expectations of economic growth, inflation, market liquidity, and risk appetite, among others. Industry […] Read more »

European Hedge Fund Industry Assets Below Level of 5 Years Ago

From Eurekahedge European fund managers recorded net asset outflows of US$4.3 billion while registering performance-based gains of US$2.8 billion during last month. Total assets in European hedge funds stood at US$480.9 billion as of June 2019, below their January 2018 high of US$577.5 billion. On a year-to-date basis, European hedge fund managers have seen performance-driven gains of US$13.1 […] Read more »

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 »