Sun, Aug 28, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

BarclayHedge logs positive hedge fund returns in January

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update – Hedge funds gained 0.52% in January according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge.

“Equity markets in the USA and across Europe continued to rally for a fifth consecutive month,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “Concern over the unrest in Egypt took a back seat to an improving macro economic picture.”

Overall, 14 of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices gained ground in January. The Barclay Convertible Arbitrage Index was up 2.13%, Fixed Income Arbitrage gained 1.97%, Distressed Securities were up 1.63%, Technology rose 1.64%, and the Multi Strategy Index gained 1.28%.

“High yield bonds rallied even though yields on the 10 and 30-year Treasuries rose,” says Waksman. “The improving economic outlook simultaneously raised concerns of Fed tightening and reduced fear of defaults.”

The Equity Short Bias Index was down 0.49% in January, Global Macro lost 0.58%, and Emerging Markets slid 0.47%.

“In developing nations where prices for energy and food make up a larger percentage of monthly expenditures, inflation concerns negatively impacted equity markets,” says Waksman.

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index gained 0.27% in January.

www.barclayhedge.com

(Press release)
bc

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. Strategies - The 'Holy Grail' hedge fund strategy to handle a black swan the size of World War I, Hedge funds get more pushback on terms as enthusiasm for strategy wanes[more]

    The 'Holy Grail' hedge fund strategy to handle a black swan the size of World War I From IBTImes.co.uk: To illustrate a strategic gap common to today's portfolio managers, George Sokoloff, PhD, founder and CIO at Carmot Capital, proposes an interesting thought experiment – a breakdown of

  2. Institutional investors - Investors set to increase allocation to private debt, With investment income key, Richmond retirement system faces funding challenges[more]

    Investors set to increase allocation to private debt Investors are set to increase their allocation to private debt, with 60% revealing they believe the private debt market will grow over the next 12 months, according to a new study by Elian, a leading funds services provider. 41%

  3. Investing - Hedge funds snap up banks, unload Apple, Some of hedge funds' favorite stocks are finally starting to beat the market, Einhorn's Greenlight shifts positions, Treasury yield climbs to two-month high as Fischer joins hawks, 9 stocks smart investors put their money in last quarter[more]

    Hedge funds snap up banks, unload Apple From Barrons.com: Prominent hedge funds have a newfound love of big banks, and some have a distaste for shares of Apple, regulatory filings released last week show. The filings suggest that the funds have been pivoting their portfolios in recent mon

  4. Chesapeake energy seeks $1 billion loan to refinance debt[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Chesapeake Energy Corp. is seeking a $1 billion loan as the company battered by cratering fuel prices and credit downgrades takes a step to address its $9 billion debt load. The natural gas producer hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Citigroup Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

  5. Institutions - Nordic pension funds magnify focus on unlisted and direct investing, building up teams[more]

    From IPE.com: As bond yields remain at low or negative levels, pension funds and other institutional investors in the Nordic region are stepping up efforts to find higher returns by adding more unlisted investments to portfolios and are expanding in-house teams in order to do this, according to new