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

Barclay Hedge Fund Index gains 0.19% in March hedge funds up 5.69% in first quarter

Monday, April 16, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update: Hedge funds gained 0.19% in March, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge.

“The US equity market extended its unbroken rally to four months in March, while European and Asian stock markets were mostly weaker,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

In March, 15 of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices had gains. The Healthcare & Biotechnology Index gained 1.88%, Technology was up 1.84%, Equity Long Bias gained 1.35%, and Equity Market Neutral added 0.80%.

On the negative side, the Emerging Markets Index dropped 1.22% in March, Global Macro gave up 0.39%, and Equity Short Bias lost 0.06%.

“After a 5.48 percent loss in 2011, the Barclay Hedge Fund Index is up 5.69 percent in the first quarter of 2012,” says Waksman.

“Strong performance by hedge fund managers successfully navigating the equity market rally has helped fuel this reversal.”

At the end of the first quarter, Equity Long Bias leads all hedge fund strategies with a 9.41% gain.

“This is the strongest start for long-biased managers in 14 years. The best first quarter for Equity Long Bias was a 10.22 percent gain back in 1998.”

After three months, the Emerging Markets Index is up 7.68%, European Equities gained 7.19%, Healthcare & Biotechnology added 7.18%, Pacific Rim Equities are up 7.05%, and the Technology Index gained 5.96%.

The only losing hedge fund strategy in 2012 is Equity Short Bias, which is down 15.66% at the end of March.

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index gained 0.48% in March, and is up 3.58% in the first quarter.

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. SEC charges 19 investment firms and one trader for breach of Rule 105[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started a push to enhance the enforcement of Rule 105 of Regulation M last year to uncover hedge funds and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it duri

  2. Fund managers, bullish on Europe, anticipate monetary policy separation of Fed and ECB[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: At least 202 fund managers with $556bn of assets under management said that while the European Central Bank (ECB) has eased its monetary policy that sent sentiments towards Europe to pick up, the Fed is expected to hike its rate in the spring of 2015. Investor

  3. Institutions - North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds, UK pension fund criticizes hedge fund fees[more]

    North Carolina workers call on state pension to dump up to $6bn in hedge funds From Forbes.com: The State Employees Association of North Carolina this afternoon called on state Treasurer Janet Cowell to withdraw all investments in hedge funds, which appear to amount to approximately $6 b

  4. Investors looking at other sources for hedge fund-like returns[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Investors who are always on the lookout for higher gains are looking at alternative sources of income, particularly exchange-traded fund industry that generates hedge fund-like returns, according to

  5. News Briefs - Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes, Just one week left until NYC's Rocktoberfest[more]

    Limited partners of investment managers may be subject to self-employment taxes On September 5, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Chief Counsel Advice 201436049, concluding that members of an investment manager were subject to self-employment taxes with respect to their e