Wed, Nov 25, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

UCITS Alternative Index Global starts year on positive note, up 1.03%

Monday, February 04, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - The UCITS Alternative Index Global starts the year on a positive note with a progression of 1.03%. The UCITS Alternative Funds of Funds Index performs even better advancing by 1.31%. Nine out of 11 strategies return positive performances this month: with a gain of 1.98% the UAI Long/Short Equity is the best performing index. The UAI CTA records its third consecutive month of gain, up 1.96%. The other best UAI performers are the UAI Emerging Markets (up 1.69%), the UAI Multi-Strategy (up 1.28%) and the UAI Commodities (up 0.80%). On the negative side, the UAI Volatility is down -1.41% while the UAI Event-Driven retreats by -0.15%.

UAI Blue Chip:
In January 2013, the UCITS Alternative Index Blue Chip progressed by 1.18%. The Index benefits from positive performances across most of its strategy buckets. Long/Short Equity, Multi-Strategy and Macro each contribute 20bp to the Index monthly performance. The Volatility and Commodities buckets were negative contributors on average.

UAIX Indices:
A majority of UAIX outperform their UAI counterparts this month. The UAIX CTA is the best performer with 2.63%, leading the way in front of the UAIX Long/Short Equity, up 2.13% and the UAIX Emerging Markets, up 1.65%. The UAIX Macro, FX, Fixed Income and Volatility all outperform their benchmarks in January, as opposed to the UAIX Commodities which loses -0.09% in absolute terms.

In 2012, all the UAIX indices beat their respective UAI benchmarks. The UAIX that most outperformed their benchmarks over the period were the UAIX Volatility, which outperformed the UAI Volatility by 7.76%, and the UAIX Macro which outperformed the UAI Macro by 4.18%.

AUM and number of funds:
In 2012, all strategies attracted assets. Fixed Income recorded the largest inflows, followed by Multi-Strategy and Macro. In January 2013, the total assets managed by single UCITS hedge funds increased to EUR 141 billion in 2013. The UCITS Alternative Index is currently composed of more than 880 constituent UCITS hedge funds and funds of hedge funds.

Press release

Performance table:

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. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. Investing - BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging, Nelson Peltz bets on General Electric Company and Mondelez International, Apple plummets to 4th place among hedge holdings, from No. 1, Top Q3 equity purchases and sales of top 50 hedge funds[more]

    BlackRock targets ETF investors with flexible currency hedging From BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, is changing course on exchange-traded funds that protect against currency volatility. After stressing the easy switch between hedged and unhedged ET

  3. Chicago-based Achievement A. M. is shutting down hedge fund following losses[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Achievement Asset Management, a Chicago-based hedge fund firm, has announced it is closing down its hedge fund operation following losses on energy market bets this ye

  4. Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 0.1% (+0.4% YTD) as global macro and CTAs outperform[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia for New Managers: Global macro and CTAs outperformed the hedge fund space and delivered positive returns last week amidst difficult market conditions, with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up

  5. BlackRock is shutting down its Global Ascent macro fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has announced plans to shut down a macro fund, Global Ascent Fund, because of "headwinds facing the industry". The hedge fund, which makes bets on stock, bond and currency markets, will return money to investors. Ac