Sun, Apr 22, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing Weekly

Hedge fund performance is getting clobbered this year: hedge fund news, week 35

Saturday, September 01, 2012

In the week-ending 31 August 2012, it was reported that First Trust Advisors launched the First Trust CBOE S&P VIX Tail Hedge Fund last week; index provider and commodity hedge fund house Aquantum reported it would launch a UCITS multi-strategy managed futures fund; and BNP Paribas announced plans to launch a structured product UCITS fund offering exposure to European equities.

Tiger Asia’s Bill Hwang told investors that he was definitely closing his hedge fund amidst a three-year probe by Hong Kong securities officials as well as a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Matrix Group said it would close its UCITS platform later this year and its Asia sub-fund closing in September; and Reid Walker and Stacy Smith confirmed the closure of Walker Smith small- and mid-cap equity hedge fund firm.

The Emanagers Total Index gained +2.50% in July (+4.13% YTD); the Opalesque A SQUARE Index advanced +2.18% (+2.05% YTD); and the Parker FX Index up +0.77% in July (-0.59% YTD).

Hedge fund performance is getting clobbered this year as the Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s investible hedge fund composite index showed the industry was up 1.85% so far in 2012 while the U.S. stock market gained +13.8% in 2012; Rotella Molinero, a joint venture formed by Rotella Capital Management and Molinero Capital Management reported that its Rotella Molinero MultiQuant Futures Fund performed positive results and was up +13.61% year-to-date as at end July (and up 6.25% in July); in a conference call sponsored by the Bank of America, John Paulson ......................

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. Investing - Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy, $1.4b hedge fund sees intact fundamentals for Facebook, Jim Cramer reveals some 'suggested hedge fund trades' amid the Trump tariffs[more]

    Sequoia takes Facebook stake as shares slide in data controversy From Bloomberg.com: The $4.2 billion Sequoia Fund bought a small position in Facebook Inc. as the stock slid late in the first quarter, investment manager Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb told clients. "The recent controversy enab

  2. Activist Investors - Blue Sky-owned Wild Breads faces uncertain future[more]

    From AFR.com: A Blue Sky private equity investment in artisan-style baker Wild Breads enjoyed multiple valuation upgrades despite losing millions and breaching its lending covenants, accounts lodged with the regulator last week show. Wild Breads lost $2.4 million in 2017, but Blue Sky ascribed a hig

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Barnegat to close hedge fund to outside investors on weak opportunities[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Bob Treue's Barnegat Fund Management said it is closing its $666m fixed income relative value hedge fund to outside investors. "The negative side to gains in Fixed Income Arbitrage is that unless we find new opportunit

  4. Investing - Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls, British hedge fund manager Odey short UK government bonds on QE bet[more]

    Hedge fund makes a big bet on malls From Barrons.com: The dominant narrative on American shopping malls is that they're dead. Crushed by Amazon.com, many brick-and-mortar retail stores are destined for bankruptcy. And where is the most retail, clustered all together? Malls. From a

  5. Performance - Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years, Netflix performance burns hedge fund short sellers, Macro hedge fund up 14.5% in first quarter sees dollar falling, Renaissance Technologies rebounds across hedge funds in March[more]

    Hedge funds suffer first back-to-back loss in two years From Bloomberg.com: Hedge Fund returns sank for a second straight month in March, the first back-to-back loss since the first two months of 2016, as trade wars, tech-sector woes and a Fed rate hike dragged down the S&P 500 from its