Sun, Apr 26, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

EDHEC-Risk indices show modest returns for February

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - The EDHEC-Risk Institute's Alternative Indexes showed modest gains for February, as stock markets continued to rise for the fourth consecutive month.

The S&P 500 gained 1.36%, registering a 6.61% progression since the beginning of 2013. Equity implied volatility increased moderately, however, settling at a level (VIX: 15.5%) that was still close to a five-year low. High-grade bonds improved slightly (Lehman Global: 0.53%, Lehman US: 0.21%), while risky credit proved unable to extend a nascent positive trend (Credit-Spread Index: -0.25%, Convertibles: -0.21%). Commodities suffered a 4.02% loss, wiping out nearly all of last month’s gains. The dollar, finally, staged a comeback with the first significant gain (3.03%) for 9 months.

Equity-focused strategies exhibited returns that were broadly consistent with the market dynamics. The Long/Short Equity strategy (0.41%) showed some negative alpha, the Equity Market Neutral strategy (0.34%) mildly positive alpha, whereas the Event Driven strategy (0.49%) performed in line with its modelled dynamic exposure.

The Convertible Arbitrage strategy (0.21%) managed to post its ninth consecutive gain despite almost flat equity exposure and associated fixed-income risk drivers weakening. The CTA Global strategy, structurally unable to extract any alpha from the markets in their current, persisting regime, disappointed once again with a 0.97% loss. As a mere average of lacklustre components, the Funds of Funds strategy scored an unimpressive 0.26% gain, which furthermore implies a negative idiosyncratic performance.

Press release

bc

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. U.S. does not want hedge funds to invest in offshore re-insurers for tax purposes[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday introduced a new rule aimed at limiting hedge funds’ ability to reduce their tax bills by investing in insurance companies in offshore tax havens. As a general rule, the U.S. tax laws does not allow hedge funds to use off

  2. Ruling: Hedge funds suing Argentina can have access to bond offering details[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan ruled yesterday that hedge funds are entitled to details of a recent bond offering by Buenos Aires, reports

  3. Fund managers express concern of overvaluation in both equity and bond markets[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: According to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey, investors see growing overvaluations in both

  4. Update: Wall Street has strong feelings about Jon Corzine trying to make a comeback[more]

    From Businessinsider.com.au: Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine is thinking about starting his own hedge fund, according to the Wall Street Journal, and because of the way his last firm imploded, Wall Street has strong feelings about that. “Truth is the larger seeders would never give him money

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Cybersecurity and hedge funds - A manager’s experience, Part Four[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Ruane, Cunniff and Goldfarb, Inc. used to have their own IT infrastructure. Todd Ruoff, Executive Vice President in charge of trading, operations and technology, was responsible for its maintenance. Then he started looking at outsourced providers a couple of

 

banner