Opalesque Futures Briefing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:05:56 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Alternative shouldn’t be a dirty word http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10407 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10407#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:05:56 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10407 Is there a more loaded term in investing than “alternatives?” As soon as you mention the word to advisors, they often worry about compliance headaches and trying to explain complex investment structures to clients.
Managed futures, for example, remain one of the few sources of non-correlated returns left to investors. Their potential is illustrated by looking at the returns they generated…

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CTA/managed futures hedge funds recorded US$9.1 billion of outflows as of H1 2014 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10405 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10405#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:05:39 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10405 Despite mixed returns, hedge fund AUM grew by US$105.6 billion in the first half of 2014 bringing the current AUM of the global hedge fund industry to a record high of US$2.12 trillion, according to data from Eurekahedge. Net flows into global hedge funds totalled US$65.3 billion in the first half of 2014, closely trailing the US$67.0 billion inflows during…

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Global alternative assets reached $5.7tln http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10403 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10403#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:05:25 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10403 In the week ending 18 July, 2014, Towers Watson reported that global alternative assets jumped to $5.7tln from $5.1tln over the past year; data from eVestment showed hedge fund assets topped $3tln to reach new highs; Eurekahedge reported hedge fund assets grew by $105.6bn in the first half of 2014 bringing the current AUM to a record high of $2.12tln.
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Distressed Hedge Funds Rise, Global Macro Slumps In H1 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10401 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10401#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:05:11 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10401 Global Macro hedge funds had a dull running in the first half of this year. According to Eurekahedge, the strategy posted an average return of just 0.24% in the first half. Global macro remains the consistent underperformer of the year, in some cases managing an even lower return than managed futures.
On the other end the new strategy in the…

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Mid-Year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10399 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10399#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:04:57 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10399 Credit Suisse announces results of its mid-year Hedge Fund Investor Sentiment Survey, which polled 284 global institutional investors representing USD 544 billion in hedge fund investment on their current strategy appetite and allocation activity. This survey follows Credit Suisse’s Annual Global Investor survey published earlier this year.
Investors remain bearish on CTA/Managed Futures, forecasting possible redemptions in H2 2014, with a…

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Investors increasingly looking to make hedge fund allocations, says Credit Suisse study http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10397 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10397#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:04:37 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10397 The overwhelming majority (97%) of institutional investors plan to be highly active in making hedge fund allocations during the second half of the year, according to a mid-year survey by Credit Suisse Capital Services.
Investors remain bearish on commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and managed futures with redemptions being forecast. The Credit Suisse survey said there was a negative net demand of…

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The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index Managed Futures Finished up 1.54% in June http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10395 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10395#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:04:20 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10395 The Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index (the “Broad Index”) finished up 0.96% for the month of June. Performance for the Broad Index and its 10 sub-strategies is calculated monthly. May, June, and YTD 2014 performance numbers are listed below and are available at www.hedgeindex.com
The managed futures Index has gone up to 1.54% in June 2014, making it an important gainer.(Press…

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Funds positive again in June, says eVestment http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10393 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10393#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:04:02 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10393 Hedge fund performance was positive in June for the second consecutive month, according to the latest eVestlment monthly summary report. June also marked the third month of positive returns in the first six months of 2014. The industry returned 1.14 per cent in June, 1.89 per cent in Q2 and ended the first half up 3.08 per cent, on pace…

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Managed futures provide a very modest increase http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10391 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10391#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:03:44 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10391 Although Managed Futures (MF) apply largely uncorrelated as with the stock exchanges, but they could again contribute half of little to stabilization of the depot. Although at least have the losses of about 4.3% (Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index / Managed Futures) of the first quarter to be compensated, but seen on half remains a modest increase of 0.6%. In…

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Abbey Capital launches Futures Strategy Fund http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10389 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10389#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:03:28 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10389 Abbey Capital has launched The Abbey Capital Futures Strategy Fund (ABYIX), the firm’s first liquid alternative mutual fund designed for US investors. The fund offers access for individual and professional investors to participate in an actively managed fixed income, foreign exchange (FX) and managed futures mutual fund.
The fund seeks to deliver positive absolute returns through a managed futures strategy…

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