Wed, May 27, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Rising equities boost hedge fund performance; Barclay Hedge Fund Index up 2.38% in February

Monday, March 19, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 2.38% in February, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge.

“Positive signs in the US housing and labor markets coupled with receding risk of a Greek default helped drive equity markets and the hedge funds that invest in them to another profitable month in February,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

“Eighty-eight percent of the hedge funds that have so far reported a February return have recorded a profit.”

The Barclay Emerging Markets Index was up 3.91% in February. Following a 5.06% gain in January, the Index has jumped 9.17% in the first two months of 2012.

“This is the strongest start for the Barclay Emerging Markets Index in 15 years,” says Waksman. “The previous best start was 17.53% in the first two months of 1997.”

Seventeen of the 18 indices tracked by BarclayHedge had gains in February. In addition to Emerging Markets, the Pacific Rim Equities Index was up 4.23%, Equity Long Bias gained 3.51%, European Equities were up 3.19%, and the Equity Long/Short Index added 2.23%.

The Equity Short Bias Index continues to plummet against rising equity markets. Short Bias traders lost 5.28% in February, and the Index is down 14.00% after just two months in 2012.

“Opportunities to make money selling stocks short are severely limited under current market conditions,” says Waksman.

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index was up 1.50% in February.

BarclayHedge

Press Release

BM

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. Opalesque Exclusive: SEC approves proposed changes to Form ADV, '40 Act - comment period to follow[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds and providers of liquid alternatives will want to pay close attention to proposed reforms approved by the SEC yesterday. The changes will require more frequent reporting, as well as a closer look into social media, liquid alternative strategies, and

  2. Investing - Hedge funds buy swathes of foreclosed subprimes, force up rents, float rent-bonds, Hedge funds buy Actavis, Valeant. ETFs join the party, The most loved biotechs of big hedge funds, Stocks to buy ... according to hedge funds, Atlantic City bond offering attracts hedge funds as buyers, Okumus Fund Management discloses huge new Ascent Capital Group stake[more]

    Hedge funds buy swathes of foreclosed subprimes, force up rents, float rent-bonds From Boingboing.com: When a giant hedge fund is bidding on all the foreclosed houses in a poor neighborhood, living humans don't stand a chance -- but that's OK, because rapacious investors make great landl

  3. Institutions - Institutional investors turn to real estate, planes, Assets at Boston’s five biggest family nonprofits rise to $3.5bn[more]

    Institutional investors turn to real estate, planes From Joins.com: The National Pension Service and domestic emerging market specialists who did not know where to invest in a low interest rate environment are turning to other investments like the blue-chip real estate market abroad.

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: A lot of hedge fund investors are beginning to recognise the need for ongoing cyber threats monitoring[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Corporate Resolutions Inc. recently formed a strategic partnership with iThreat Cyber Group. The two companies have worked together for years, assisting clients when challenging

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: BMO launches multi-strat '40 act fund[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As we reach new market highs, investors are looking for a way to diversify and protect their portfolios from a potential market correction. Liquid alternatives are rapidly gaining ground as a critical tool for investors to use to mitigate downside risk. The BMO

 

banner