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July volatility rocks CapHedge

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Swiss hedge fund Capital Hedge saw its six month positive return streak end in July according to fund performance information obtained by Opalesque. Both the DPI and KAIROS programs posted negative returns for the month of -1.55% and -4.36% respectively. Both programs were hit with end of July volatility, although a managers comment in the document suggests that they are well positioned for July.

CapHedge is an event driven systematic trading firm with two programs. The Downside Protection and Income (DPI) program focuses on short term trades of G10 currencies and options and futures on S&P, Nasdaq and Russel 3000 indexes. Despite it's recent down month, the fund remains in positive territory up 3.3% year to date. Annualized return through July 30 is 10.44%. The fund has approximately $137m in assets under management and has a target capacity of $300m.

The second program, KAIROS targets a rule-based quasi-automated portfolio management strategy with a focus on position sizing and timing of the trades. KAIROS includes a basket of liquid ETFs representing each major asset class. The fund is up 4.4% year to date, and has an annualized return of 12.87%. The vehicle was launched in 2013 and has $40m in assets under management.

The MSCI World which serves a benchmark index for the fund returned 3.4% through the end of July representing a decline of 0.83 for the month. Reflecting the volatility on the last trading day of that ......................

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