Fri, Nov 28, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Global hedge funds down 0.32% in August, up 3.18% year to date reports Eurekahedge

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

The first view of August hedge fund returns from Eurekahedge revealed that they witnessed slightly negative returns in August amid increased risk aversion in global markets during the month. The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.32% during the month, outperforming global stock indices as the MSCI World Index declined by 2.26% in August.

Key highlights for August 2013:

  • Global hedge fund AUM declined by more than US$6 billion in August
  • Launch activity picks up pace in 2013 with more than 500 funds launched globally July year-to-date
  • Hedge funds across major regions outperformed underlying markets in August
  • Distressed debt investing remains the best performing strategy in 2013, up 10% as at end-August
  • Japanese hedge funds outperformed the Nikkei 225 for the fourth consecutive month, up 18.82% year-to-date
  • At 2013 year-to-date, Eurekahedge is tracking more than 600 funds that have delivered over 15% and 200 funds that are up more than 30%

Regional Indices

Eurekahedge writes: "Risk aversion returned to global markets in August driven by a host of factors. The increased likelihood of the United States waging another war in the Middle East, weakening economic situation in emerging markets and continued concerns of QE tapering by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) were the main drivers of the negative market sentiment during ......................

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. Unlucky Paulson & Co. rebrands $1.6bn Recovery Fund after 13% drop[more]

    From Businessweek.com: A maturing U.S. economic recovery is prompting Paulson & Co. to change course. The $19 billion hedge fund firm, led by billionaire John Paulson, told investors on a conference call this month that the Paulson Recovery Fund will be renamed Paulson Special Situations Fund on Jan

  2. Opalesque Roundtable: Islamic Finance races ahead with Sukuk, the first managed account platform, and foreign demand[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A number of developments took place within Islamic finance in the past years, including the launch of a Islamic managed account platform and the further growth of the sukuk space that saw this instrument evolve from being a type of an ABS security that was rarely

  3. CTAs , event-driven strategies lead hedge funds recovery in mid-November[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: November’s performance proves to be in sharp contrast to the previous month, with equities further consolidating their upswing last week, according to the latest Lyxor Asset Management’s Weekly Brief. CTA funds als

  4. Fund Profile - A complex hedge fund strategy works for United Technologies[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: Reports that portable alpha is dead have been greatly exaggerated, as Mark Twain might have phrased it. Another Connecticut Yankee, giant United Technologies Corp., is gearing up to grow its successful, nearly decade-long portable-alpha program. The UTC strategy took

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: The unintended consequences of Basel III[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Bijesh Amin, co-founder and managing director of Indus Valley Partners (IVP), a technology solutions and services firm focused on the alternative asset management industry, has recently observed