GAM Insight – Hedge Fund Performance in August

From Global Asset Management Asset prices drifted lower on seasonally light volumes during August. Equities and bonds sold off, with the MSCI World index down 2.1% and the Barclays Global Aggregate Bond index down 0.5%, both in US dollar terms. Commodities gained in aggregate, led by energy and precious metals, while wheat and corn declined on […] Read more »

GAM Insight – Hedge Fund Performance in May

From Global Asset Management   May was a positive month overall for US and European equities, but also a month of sustained weakness across major bond and credit markets. Equity markets had a strong start, but then reversed in the second half of the month. The most prominent example of this was the Japanese Nikkei […] Read more »

GAM Insight – Hedge Fund Performance in March

From Global Asset Management Several trends in risk markets continued in March with positive performance in equities, notably in the US and Japan, continued strength in the US dollar and another month of weakening in the Japanese yen. Hedge funds enjoyed the third consecutive month of positive performance for the year, with the HFRX Global […] Read more »

Half Of UCITS Hedge Flows Into Fixed Income

By HFI Staff Writer Last year UCITS hedge funds assets under management (AUM) increased by 20% to reach a new high of €140 billion. The latest quarterly European research on the UCITS hedge funds industry published by Alix Capital, the Geneva-based provider of the UCITS Alternatives Index (UAI) family of indices, reveals that more than […] Read more »

GAM Comment On Last Month For Hedge Funds

Hedge funds posted negative returns in May with the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index closing down 1.7%. Funds protected capital as risk markets sold off steeply. The S&P 500 index ended the month down 6.0%, the MSCI World (in USD) fell 8.5%, the euro (in USD) lost 6.6% and the DJ UBS Commodity index was […] Read more »