Opalesque Futures Briefing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:32:40 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Reducing Risk With Managed Futures And Long Duration Treasuries http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12910 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12910#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:32:40 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12910 An allocation to long duration treasuries reduces risk during market downturns, but may substantially increase risk when interest rates are rising. Managed futures provide similar downside protection to long duration Treasuries without the interest rate risk. Over the long term, an allocation to managed futures and/or long duration Treasures in combination with a low volatility stock fund significantly reduces risk…

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Are Futures in Your Investing Future? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12908 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12908#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:32:24 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12908 Futures are a poorly understood segment of the market. At their most basic, these contracts are purchases against performance. You buy a commodity on the belief that prices will go up or purchase an ownership stake in a contract on the belief that it will get more valuable.
So, for example, I can purchase ten tons of coffee bean futures…

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Funds See Opportunities In Europe In Q2 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12906 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12906#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:32:05 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12906 Hedge Fund Managers See Opportunities In Europe In Q2 by Preqin. 16% of hedge funds launched in Q2 target the region, while UCITS-compliant funds represent largest ever proportion of launches in the quarter. While long/short equity hedge funds remain the most common hedge fund vehicles in terms of both investor searches and new fund launches, CTA funds are being increasingly…

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CTA/managed futures funds up in June 2016 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12904 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12904#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:31:49 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12904 Hedge Funds Up 0.63% In June 2016 by Eurekahedge. CTA/managed futures funds topped the tables across strategic mandates for June and 1H 2016, up 3.30% and 4.33% respectively. As of 1H 2016, net inflows into the strategy have come in at US$7.2 billion, down from US$24.2 billion over the same period in 2015.
The Eurekahedge Trend Following Index, a sub-group…

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MF Funds Fare Well http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12902 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12902#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:31:32 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12902 Tulip Trend Fund (managed futures): Tulip Trend Fund (USD C-Class) is up 20.15% through June, according to a fund document obtained by Business Insider. The fund, which is overseen by Progressive Capital Partners in Switzerland, manages $298 million.
Quest Partners (managed futures): The $624 million firm’s flagship fund returned 18.34% through June, a performance document viewed by Business Insider shows.…

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Funds Bet Battered Sterling Could Plunge Further http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12900 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12900#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:31:00 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12900 Hedge funds are betting that the battered British pound could fall further in the wake of the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union. Greenwich, Conn.-based AQR Capital Management, a computer-driven manager that runs more than $150 billion in assets, is shorting the pound in its $20 billion managed-futures strategy.
It had already made more than $1 billion in paper profit…

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Not All Alternative Investments Perform The Same http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12898 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12898#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:30:42 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12898 Alternative investments are becoming more and more the place investors turn to find diversification for their portfolios. Look no further than a recent PIMCO piece showing Morningstar data from the start of 2015 to May 2016, where Managed Futures and Multi-Strategy mutual funds saw roughly $37 billion flow into the space.
The chart from PIMCO’s piece, showing the Managed Futures and…

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Alternative ETFs Have a Volatility Problem http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12896 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12896#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:30:26 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12896 In Newfound Research’s opinion, certain alternative strategies (e.g. managed futures and merger arbitrage) deserve to be considered for inclusion in many investor portfolios. These strategies offer access to unique return streams that tend to be quite diversified to core stocks and bonds.
Traditionally, investors accessed these types of strategies through hedge funds or other private investment vehicles. These vehicles can…

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Index Mutual Funds and ETFs See Strong Demand http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12894 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12894#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:30:14 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12894 On the fixed-income side, Strategic Insight finds active bond funds netted $6.1 billion of new investments during June 2016, “mainly on demand for muni-bond offerings.” Monthly long-term investment fund flow data from Strategic Insight, an Asset International company, shows net new investments to long-term mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) totaled $17 billion in June.
Index mutual funds and ETFs…

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Funds of Hedge Funds Post Losses for First Five Months of 2016, See Shrinking AUM Says New Report http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12891 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12891#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:29:43 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12891 While the hedge fund space has grown considerably since the financial crisis of 2008 in terms of assets under management, funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) ceded ground to investor movement toward direct investing. With that being said, FoHFs remain a considerable influence on the hedge fund space. FoHFs currently have $840 billion in assets under management and the segment has…

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