Thu, Aug 28, 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 0.5% (est.) in February, 2.8% YTD

Friday, March 15, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update – Modest performance in global markets in February 2013 was reflected in hedge funds with the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index increasing on average +0.33%.

Just over 50% of reporting managers reported positive gains in February. As a group Long-Short Equity managers performed the best, up +0.71% in February. Equity markets as measured by the S&P 500 TR and FTSE 100 gained only slightly more than hedge funds, up +1.36% and +1.34% respectively.

Global Index Strategy Highlights

• Hedge fund managers remained conservative in February, gaining a modest +0.33% on average, as moderately positive economic indicators failed to generate much enthusiasm. The February gain brings the GGHFI year to date return up to +2.77% for 2013.
• The Long-Short Equity Group continues to outperform other strategies in 2013 gaining +0.71% on average in February. Value managers performed the best out of the group gaining +1.23% during the month. Growth managers followed, up +0.62% in February. Opportunistic managers surprisingly lost ground in February, losing on average -0.22% over the course of the month.
• Directional Trading Group managers also struggled in February losing on average -0.61%. Macro managers slipped a modest -0.26% during the month. Futures managers continue to be challenged by a very tough environment, losing an average -0.73% in February.
• On a regional basis, managers investing in Developed Asian markets (+1.34%) were the top performers for the second month in a row, closely followed by Western European funds (+1.04%). All Developed Markets regions return positive results on average in February.
• Emerging Markets regions were a bit more mixed. Most notably, Emerging Markets Europe funds suffered a loss of -2.39% on average as the MSCI Russia Index fell by -5.6%.

Press release

www.greenwichai.com

Bg

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 Square, 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

  2. Hedge fund assets decline in July - eVestment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Total assets in hedge funds declined in July and dropped 0.49%, marking the industry's second monthly asset decline in 2014, according to the latest asset flows data from eVestment. Despite the asset decline, total industry AUM remained above the $3 trillion

  3. AIMA makes 'the case for hedge funds'[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), the global hedge fund industry body,

  4. 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

  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