Wed, Sep 3, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index up +0.7% in July (+1.2% YTD)

Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds as measured by the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index (“GGHFI”) posted mixed results among strategies but generally finished the month with gains. The GGHFI advanced 0.67% compared to global equity returns in the S&P 500 Total Return (-2.03%), MSCI World Equity (-1.89%), and FTSE 100 (-2.20%) equity indices. 56% of constituent funds in the GGHFI ended the month with gains.

“Hedge funds turned in an excellent month of relative performance when compared to equity and fixed income benchmarks,” notes Clint Binkley, Senior Vice President. “Results from Long-Short Equity and Directional Trading managers show that funds were prepared for market declines. We continue to expect hedge funds to outperform long only strategies in this volatile market environment.”

Hedge Fund Strategy Highlights

  • Managed Futures and Global Macro funds lead hedge fund strategies, gaining 3.04% and 2.19%, respectively
  • Long-Short Equity managers decline 28 basis points, a fraction of global equity index moves
  • Market Neutral funds fall marginally, declining 0.23%
  • Developed market funds slightly outperform Emerging Market managers; Developed North America remains the winner for the year, up 2.5%

The GGHFI is one of the oldest benchmarks of the hedge fund universe. Final Strategy and Regional index results for July will be available in early September, once additional funds have submitted returns. Past performance and indices construction rules for all Greenwich Hedge Fund Indices may be viewed at www.greenwichai.com.

(press release)

About Greenwich Alternative Investments

Greenwich Alternative Investments, LLC (and its affiliates) is a leading alternative investment firm providing hedge fund indices, industry research, and index-linked products and services to institutional investors worldwide...Full performance table: Source
km

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. Study shows what resonates with investors: 'Unwavering', 'passionate' beats 'committed', 'dedicated' and more surprises[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A new study by Pershing, a unit of BNY Mellon company, showed that an effective value proposition strengthens audience connections and fosters growth, yet many advisors have had little objective guidance in formulating such statements until now. In the study

  2. Legal – GE Capital and Petters-related hedge fund in legal battle, SEC sanctions Donald Brownstein's hedge fund over conflicts of interest[more]

    GE Capital and Petters-related hedge fund in legal battle From Startribune.com: A billion-dollar legal battle is brewing in Florida over who knew what and when about the decade-long Ponzi scheme operated by former Wayzata businessman Tom Petters. The bankruptcy trustee for two failed Flo

  3. Managed futures' global diversification is important in next phase of economic recovery[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The global diversification provided by managed futures may prove to be extremely valuable as the markets enter the next phase of the economic recovery, said Campbell & Company, a pioneer in absolute return invest

  4. Comment – Why you should avoid the hottest hedge fund hands, Swedroe attacks Hussman over risk management, relative value strategy[more]

    Why you should avoid the hottest hedge fund hands FromCNBC/Yahoo.com: Investors who don't have money with Pershing Square Capital Management are likely salivating at the hedge fund's industry-leading 26 percent return from January through July. But investing with Bill Ackman and other to

  5. Ex-UBS prop trader's hedge fund Manikay Partners eyes UK launch[more]

    From eFinancialnews.com: Manikay Partners, a $1.7 billion US multi-strategy hedge fund set up in 2008 by a proprietary trader from UBS with backing from Goldman Sachs, is planning to open in the UK. New York-based Manikay's move into Europe comes after Financial News revealed on Monday that Aurelius