Wed, Aug 27, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Hedge funds still lagging S&P 500, commodities under pressure

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds continue to lag the market, according to new data from lead hedge fund analyst Mary Ann Bartels at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. The preliminary February return for the Global Diversified Hedge Fund index was a gain of 0.17% compared to the S&P 500 gain of 1.11%. The Investable Hedge Fund weekly index is up 0.65% MTD for March, while the S&P is up 2.63%.

Commodities are also under pressure as hedge funds sell out of their positions. Macro hedge funds aggressively sold commodities for the first time since January, while other large speculators sold energy across the board out of a crowded long. Only crude remains in a crowded long position. Wheat remains on the edge of a crowded short. Funds bought gold & palladium, sold silver & platinum, and were flat in copper. Gold remains in a buy zone. Palladium stays in a crowded long.

In terms of strategies, CTA Advisors performed the best, up 1.27%. Market Neutral performed the worst and were flat for the same period. Market Neutral funds held market exposure steady at 9% net long. Equity Long/Short sold market exposure to 28% from 35% net long, below the 35-40% benchmark. Long/Short funds are showing a preference for growth over all other factors.

......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Institutions – Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives, CalPERS' real estate consultant cautions the pension fund's investment committee, Why Sunsuper likes hedge funds[more]

    Texas Employees sets 2015 tactical plan for alternatives From PIOnline.com: Texas Employees Retirement System will invest in up to four new hedge funds in the next fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1. Trustees approved 2015 tactical investment plans for the hedge fund, private equity and in

  2. Investors now net short S&P500 and increased Russell shorts, technicals suggest further selling[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Market Neutral funds increased their market exposure to -1% net short from -6% net short last week, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Hedge Fund Monitor. The report also added

  3. Hedge fund assets decline in July - eVestment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Total assets in hedge funds declined in July and dropped 0.49%, marking the industry's second monthly asset decline in 2014, according to the latest asset flows data from eVestment. Despite the asset decline, total industry AUM remained above the $3 trillion

  4. AIMA makes 'the case for hedge funds'[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body,

  5. Managed futures' global diversification is important in next phase of economic recovery[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global diversification provided by managed futures may prove to be extremely valuable as the markets enter the next phase of the economic recovery, said Campbell & Company, a pioneer in absolute return invest