Global Macro – Why Should Investors Even Bother? – Graphic of the Day

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In the last ten years Global Macro funds at the index level have produced annual returns of 5%-plus on only three occasions. For comparison Distressed funds produced 5%-plus in five of those years. Of the eight strategy groups analysed, Global Macro funds produced the lowest annualised return over the last decade. Global Macro funds beat […] Read more »

FCA Asset Management Market Study – All-in fees, cost disclosures, and service quality

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By Nathalie Neumayer and Paul Carrigg of KB Associates   Introduction   In November 2015, the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) launched its asset management market study. In November 2016, the FCA published an interim report which provided industry participants with an opportunity to comment on proposals which it made. On 28 June 2017, the FCA published […] Read more »

Nearly All HF Strategies Down in June

By Financial Risk Management (FRM is part of Man Group)   MARKETS In the US, we remain cautious of equity valuations. Earnings growth is weakening and some data shows it becoming negative. Data also shows institutions have been net sellers of stock for the past four quarters and only non-financials have been net buyers over […] Read more »

Event Driven Hedge Funds Strategy Overview

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By Hedge Fund Insight staff     Event Driven Fund Universe By Investment Strategy Event Driven Investor Universe Asset Flows To Event Driven source:Eurekahedge   Event Driven Launches By Sub-Strategy and Year   Returns From Event Driven Funds At The Index Level source: Barclayhedge                     *Funds over $100m in assets     *NOTE: The top performing […] Read more »

Event Driven Funds Give Back in October

Simplify Mid-Month Pulse 780 Funds Reporting as of October 17 2014 Strategy Return Macro – Discretionary  Down (2.41%) Macro -Systematic Up 3.68% Macro – Commodity Down  (1.15%) Emerging Markets Down (2.28%) Fixed Income – Rel Val Down (3.29%) Asia Long-Short (ex-China) Down (6.05%) Europe Long-Short Down (3.36) China Long-Short Down (1.9) Event Driven – Special […] Read more »

GAM Insight – Equity Hedge and Event Driven Managers Ride Trends to Gains in October

From Global Asset Management October got off to a tentative start, with investors focused on the US debt ceiling impasse. This issue was temporarily resolved by mid-month and markets broadly rallied from there, with equities, credit and bonds all moving higher. Many equity hedge and event driven managers reaped the rewards from keeping their gross […] Read more »