Wed, Oct 22, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Fortress liquid hedge funds down in May, estimated returns for macro fund are -2.46% (-1.80% YTD)

Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update – Few hedge funds are putting up positive estimated returns for May 2011. Exchange traded hedge fund firm Fortress Investment Group today filed their May returns with the SEC revealing the firm’s macro fund (both onshore and offshore) dropped -2.46% during the month and is down -1.80% YTD. The firm’s other liquid hedge funds also delivered negative performance with the Asia Macro Fund down -1.15% (remaining +2% YTD) and the Commodities Fund losing -1.34% (still at +1.24% YTD).

The firm also reported performance on their credit funds for April 2011, which painted a brighter picture. The Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund was +1/34% (+6.34% YTD), the offshore version of the fund gained +1.44% (+7.33% YTD) and the Fortress Partners Fund gained 0.97% in April (+4.33% YTD) and the offshore version put up +0.82% (+4.07% YTD).

Overall, May was not a good month for hedge funds. Many of the big name funds tracked through the media have delivered negative estimated performance numbers on the month. Other macro managers also struggled with Moore Global giving up approximately 3%, and Caxton Global approximately 2.4%. Macro fund managers have struggled through the stop and start recovery, eyeing quantitative easing and its expected outcomes as well as other government policy risk as a major impediments to their success.

“Macro-fund managers and hedge-fund analysts say that many macro funds weren’t believers in either the U.S. stock rally or the euro’s strength, both of which turned in to missed opportunities, and that at the same time, there was little consensus about where to make profitable trades beyond shorting the U.S. dollar and going long gold,” reports CNBC.

According to research from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as June opened macro hedge funds were largely focused on buying NASDAQ 100, S&P 500, commodities and 10-year T notes. The bank also says these funds are favoring large caps and added slightly to their US $ shorts.

kb

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   

Banner

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. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  2. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  3. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  4. Goldman in talks to acquire IndexIQ[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Can Goldman Sachs put ETF investors on a liquid diet? Goldman is in talks to acquire IndexIQ, Reuters has reported. Index IQ is a small exchange-traded-fund firm known mostly for products that replicate hedge fund strategies, called "liquid alternative" ETFs. While IndexIQ has 11

  5. Other Voices: CALPERS dilemma should be a warning to hedge funds wanting institutional investors[more]

    From Ian Hamilton, founder of IDS Group. A quick comment on the CALPERS’ disinvestment from the hedge fund market and the jitters it is causing. Pension Funds should not be sheep and follow CALPERS’ decision as the issues that CALPERS has with hedge fund investments are in many ways unique t