Mon, Mar 27, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

UCITS HFS Index gains +0.60% in December, finishes 2010 with +5.05%

Monday, January 10, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS HFS Index reported a positive performance for the sixth month in a row and returned +0.60% in December. The broad index started slightly positive into the month with a first week return of +0.17%. Although the second week of trading saw the index drop by a fraction of -0.06%, the third week of trading added most of the December performance (+0.34%) as all sub-strategies were positive. With in particular strong performances by CTA and Event Driven additional gains of +0.15% were added in the last days of December.

From a sub-strategy perspective the top performers last month were CTA (+2.99%), Convertible (+1.94%) and Event Driven (+1.77%). This means that CTA, although struggling most of 2010 (November in particular) still manages to finish 2010 with a positive yearly performance of +1.96%. The worst performing strategies in December were Currency (-1.68%), Credit (-1.13%) and Fixed Income (0.78%), the first taking most of its losses at the beginning and the end of the month. Although the first half of the year brought mixed results for the UCITS HFS Index with significant losses in May and June things turned around in July. Although some weeks still brought notable losses the UCITS HFS Index was positive from a monthly perspective for the last six months and therefore finishes 2010 on a high with a yearly performance of +5.05%.

About the UCITS HFS Index

The UCITS HFS Index Series is the first index family that tracks all UCITS funds using hedge fund strategies. The UCITS HFS Index Series includes all UCITS III funds that apply absolute return strategies, have more than 10 Mio. € of assets under management, offer at least weekly liquidity and have reported numbers for more than one month. Index tracking funds, long-only and 130/30 strategies are excluded.

The indices are calculated on every 5th, 10th and 15th business day and at the end of each month by the index calculator Structured Solutions AG. The results are published on the website www.ucitsindex.com and via the usual vendors.

- FG

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
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. Hedge fund liquidations in 2016 surpass 2009 levels, new launches decline[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Even as the hedge fund industry's total assets exceeded the $3tln milestone last year, hedge fund liquidations increased. So much so that 2016 had the highest number of liquidations since 2008, claims the latest HFR Market Microstructure Report, re

  2. Hedge funds find no joy in macro as returns lag Trump rally[more]

    From Gulfnews.com: In 2017, macro hedge funds were expected to shine. So far? Not so much. It's been a far from impressive first two months for funds that trade around macroeconomic events. Discretionary funds rose just 0.3 per cent through February, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc., while the

  3. Strategies - Billionaire investor Marc Lasry shares how he's playing markets right now, Classic models are failing FX hedge funds desperate for return[more]

    Billionaire investor Marc Lasry shares how he's playing markets right now From CNBC.com: Buy on the prospect of deregulation. Sell on the enactment of deregulation. That's the strategy that billionaire investor Marc Lasry is implementing, according to an interview with CNBC in Las Vegas

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Aberdeen makes the case for the lower mid-market[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Aberdeen Asset Management has released a new paper focused on lower mid-market private equity. According to the paper, this segment of the private equity market is gaining popularity with private equity investors that are looking for multiple expansion and less

  5. Hedge funds await outcome of French elections, feel pinch on lower oil prices & weak dollar[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds felt the pinch of lower oil prices and weak U.S. dollar as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was marginally down as of the week ending 14 March, Lyxor Asset Management said in its Weekly Briefing. The Lyxor He