Thu, Aug 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

All Lyxor indices in positive territory for October; Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.58% for month, 4.8% ytd

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Lyxor reports that all the Lyxor Strategy Indices ended the month of October in positive territory, led by the CTA Long Term (+4.03%), the L/S Equity Market Neutral (+1.77%) and the L/S Equity Long Bias (+1.63%). The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index posted a positive performance of 1.58% in October (+4.80% YTD).

"Markets remain driven by central banks largesse despite signals of economic recovery. High beta strategies have delivered and hedge fund managers are positioned to benefit from it" says Philippe Ferreira, Head of Research and External Relations at Lyxor AM Managed Account Platform. The firm writes that hedge funds were helped by rising asset prices and delivered solid results. Strategies exposed to equities performed the best. The median exposure to equities of all hedge funds remained at the top of the range at 33%, suggesting that managers remain constructive.

Equity strategies generated strong performance with Lyxor’s L/S Equity Long bias up 1.6% in October (13% YTD). "The managers benefited from the high net exposure to equities (73%). L/S Equity Variable bias managers were up 1.6%; with a net exposure at the end of October at 36%. Sector positioning in US equities increased on financials, communication and materials and decreased on Consumer Staples. In Europe, the biggest increase in net exposure was in Communications while net exposure decreased in Industrials and Consumer Staple......................

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. Private equity follows hedge funds into reinsurance for long-term capital[more]

    From Artemis.bm: It’s not just hedge funds that are entering the insurance and reinsurance market in search of so-called long-term capital to put to work in their strategies, private equity firms targeting the space are also seeking opportunities to add assets under management. The entry of large pr

  3. North America – New York City’s next hot neighborhoods targeted with property funds[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: New York’s real estate world is filled with tales of ordinary people who bought property decades ago and saw values skyrocket to the millions. Seth Weissman is seeking investors to get in early on the next hot neighborhoods. The veteran of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and hedge

  4. Investing – George Soros bets $2bn on stock market collapse, Warren Buffett's Berkshire reveals Charter stake, cuts DirecTV, Hedge funds lusting to cash out of MGM, Top hedge fund managers are buying Ally Financial, Hedge funds dumped 5m Herbalife shares in Q2, Paulson & Co hedge fund ups Puerto Rico real estate bet, Netflix Inc., Citigroup Inc, Google Inc are top new picks in Tiger Management’s 13F[more]

    George Soros bets $2bn on stock market collapse From Newsmax.com: Billionaire investor George Soros has increased his financial bet that U.S. stocks will collapse to more than $2 billion. The legendary hedge fund manager has been raising his negative bet on the Standard & Poor's 500 Inde

  5. 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