Tue, May 5, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains +2.15% for July (est), +2.2% YTD

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 2.15% in July according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 2.2% year-to-date.

All but one of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indexes had a positive return in July. The Barclay Emerging Markets Index surged 3.54%, Equity Long Bias jumped 3.03%, the Technology Index gained 2.61%, Multi-Strategy was up 2.26%, and Fixed Income Arbitrage rose 2.03%.

“All of the winds were blowing in the right direction in July,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “Equity markets rallied on the back of strong earnings and bond prices rose as inflation fears subsided.”

“As of today, 80 percent of the hedge funds that have reported returns for July are showing a profit for the month.”

The Emerging Markets Index rebounded from losses of 5.48% in May and 0.22% in June, and is now up 2.73% in 2010.

“Based on the July returns to MSCI indices, emerging market equities in the Far East gained 5.86 percent, Latin America rose 11.85 percent, and Eastern Europe increased by 12.70 percent,” says Waksman.

“Although equity-based hedge funds had a good month in July, as a group they underperformed the equity indices. Since hedge funds have both long and short exposures in their portfolios, it’s not uncommon for them to underperform when equities rally strongly.”

“Let us not forget that the combination of long and short exposures is also a major factor contributing to hedge fund outperformance in down markets.”

The only losing strategy in July was the Equity Short Bias Index, which fell 2.89%. Equity Short Bias has been volatile in 2010, with three months of strong gains versus four months of equally severe losses. Each month has seen a loss or gain ranging between 2.40% and 5.85%.

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index gained 0.76% in July, but remains down 0.68% year-to-date. Click here to view five years of Barclay Hedge Fund Index data, or download 13 years of monthly data.

Performance Table available: Source

kb

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 funds of hedge funds Alpha Titans, executives, and auditor for improper expense allocations[more]

    Update: Please note the important updated information at the end of the article.The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based hedge fund advisory firm and two executives involved in improper allocations of fund assets to pay undisclose

  2. Swiss group Pictet releases first public annual and financial reports[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Pictet Group, a Swiss private bank, has just released its first public annual report and financial report since it opened for business in Geneva in 1805. I

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Carne establishes non-EU ManCo in Jersey[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: For those managers who will not domicile their fund in the European Union (EU) and yet want to distribute it in the EU – especially the UK –, going under the wing of an AIFMD-compliant ManCo on the Channel Islands could be one of the ways to do it. Ch

  4. Opalesque TV: Aequam Capital: Asset management industry will be mainly quantitative going forward[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Before starting his boutique in 2010, Arnaud Chretien, co-founder and CIO of Aequam Capital, worked ten years as a market trader and 18 years as a quantitative and systematic fund manager for Soc

  5. Class-action lawsuit accuse hedge fund Standard General of holding American Apparel hostage[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: A shareholder class-action suit filed on Wednesday accused New York-based hedge fund Standard General of holding American Apparel hostage. It would reportedly reap huge benefits if the clothing company declared bankruptcy. Standard General is the controlling sto

 

banner