Opalesque Futures Briefing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:19:59 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Autumn volatility puts managed futures top in class http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10920 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10920#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:19:59 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10920 Managed futures hedge funds continued a strong run in October as positive returns, helped by the uptick in volatility, made the strategy the best performer for the year-to-date. The strategy posted an average 1.64% return in October, according to eVestment, helping to bring year-to-date returns to 5.38%. That compares with an aggregate hedge fund performance of 2.33% year-to-date, after a…

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CTAs push on higher in October with more positive returns, says Newedge http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10918 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10918#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:19:21 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10918 All the Newedge managed futures indices posted positive returns for the third consecutive month in October, extending the positive performance in 2014 YTD. Trend-following strategies continue to drive returns, with the Newedge Trend Index returning +1.76 per cent for the month. The Newedge Trend Indicator also posted another positive month, showing +1.83 per cent for October, bringing 2014 YTD performance…

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Asset Class Scoreboard: Where’d That Downturn Go? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10916 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10916#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:18:39 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10916 The month’s Asset Class Scoreboard numbers is a perfect example of just how much noise is out there in the markets. If you were glued to your twitter feed in October, you may have been freaking out about the -5% drop, but someone who checks in monthly doesn’t even see it… October finished just fine for them after a somewhat…

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Equinox Funds launches the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10914 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10914#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:18:04 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10914 Equinox Funds, a provider of alternative investments, has announced the launch of the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund. By deploying a medium-term trend following strategy developed by Aspect Capital Limited, a legendary alternative asset management firm based in London, the Fund seeks to quantitatively identify and profit from price moves in highly liquid and diverse futures markets across global…

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Horizon Cash Management to close http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10912 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10912#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:17:37 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10912 Horizon Cash Management, a cash manager for alternative investment funds, is closing effective Nov. 25, said Diane Mix Birnberg, founder, chairwoman and partner. The Chicago-based firm, which Ms. Birnberg founded in 1991, has about $500 million in assets under management and has specialized in managing the cash portions of managed futures funds. She said the firm’s assets under management peaked…

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Managed futures programs continue to shine as the trend is a friend, while some large European equity funds struggle http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10910 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10910#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:17:11 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10910 October hedge funds results are beginning to stream in to the HSBC Weekly Hedge Fund report, as Pershing Square posts 32.76 percent year to date performance, putting him in a strong second place on the year right behind the Okumus Opportunistic Value Fund, with 45.60 percent year to date. The Merchant Commodity Fund, down 3.9 percent on the month, and…

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Equinox Funds Launches the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10907 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10907#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:16:19 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10907 Equinox Funds, a leading provider of alternative investments, is pleased to expand its Alternative Strategy Platform with the addition of the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund. By deploying a medium-term trend following strategy developed by Aspect Capital Limited (Aspect), a legendary alternative asset management firm based in London, the Fund seeks to quantitatively identify and profit from price moves…

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Liquid alts’ drawback: High cost http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10904 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10904#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:14:56 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10904 The more alternative products that fund companies offer, the bigger the dilemma facing financial advisers. For those who favor alternatives, managers are working to bring risk-diversifying strategies — long the exclusive province of big institutional investors and ultrawealthy individuals — into mom-and-pop-friendly mutual funds known as liquid alternatives.
But adopting those strategies may cost you. The difficulties of bringing products to…

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4 Alternative ETFs to Buy for Ultimate Diversification http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10902 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10902#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:14:35 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10902 Diversification is still one of the best ways to protect and grow your portfolio in a variety of market environments. By having a mixture of asset classes that zig while others zag helps ensure that your portfolio can stand up to whatever the market dishes out. The problem is that every standard asset class is starting to move in similar…

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Flows into alternative single manager UCITS funds in 3Q 2014 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10900 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10900#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:14:19 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10900 161 Euro billion of total assets under management monitored at end of September 2014, up from 147.5 Euro billion at end of June 2014. Alternative UCITS inflows in 3Q 2014: +8.5 Euro billion for Single managers; -14 Euro million for Fund of funds: Long/short equity and Fixed income strategies continue to drive the growth of the sector in the first…

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