Sun, May 29, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Barclay Hedge Fund Index drops 2.98% in May (+1.77% YTD)

Monday, June 18, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds lost 2.98% in May, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index remains up 1.77% in 2012.

“Falling equity prices worldwide weighed heavily on hedge fund performance in May,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

“Funds trading in companies within the energy and natural resource sectors were hit particularly hard, as fears of slowing growth in China and a recession in Europe put investors back into risk-off mode.”

“Equity Long Bias, European Equities, Emerging Markets, and Pacific Rim Equities traders all took losses for the second month in a row,” says Waksman.

In May, 16 of Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices measured losses for the month. The Emerging Markets Index dropped 5.43%, Equity Long Bias lost 4.93%, Pacific Rim Equities fell 4.78%, European Equities gave up 3.05%, and the Event Driven Index lost 2.65%.

On the positive side, the Barclay Equity Short Bias Index jumped 9.01% in May. Equity Short Bias is still down 8.02% year-to-date.

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index lost 1.61% in May, but is still up 1.14% in 2012.

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. Americas - Australian banks sending U.S. hedge funds broke, Ryan Puerto Rico ‘rescue’ bill could be windfall for hedge funds[more]

    Australian banks sending U.S. hedge funds broke From SMH.com.au: US hedge funds are not having the best of years. Profits are hard to find, they're underperforming and the punters are losing patience, withdrawing US$15 billion ($20.8 billion) in the March quarter. They're expected to wit

  2. Investing - Billionaire Wilbur Ross likes the look of Chinese bad loans, Hedge funds are still relevant in a diversified portfolio: 4 fundamental criteria for superior manager selection[more]

    Billionaire Wilbur Ross likes the look of Chinese bad loans From Bloomberg.com: U.S. billionaire Wilbur Ross said he’s considering investing in nonperforming loans in China, as Moody’s Investors Service said that the nation has the tools to prevent a financial crisis in the near term. I’

  3. Investing - Blackstone gives pricey Canadian energy and property thumbs down, One of the most concentrated hedge fund bets is getting crushed, Facebook is hedge funds' new tech darling,[more]

    Blackstone gives pricey Canadian energy and property thumbs down From Bloomberg.com: Canada’s energy assets are uneconomic and real-estate markets overvalued, making them less attractive for investment than in the U.S. and elsewhere, according to Tony James, president of Blackstone Group

  4. Study - Only 30% of institutional hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new study from CEM Benchmarking, an independent provider of cost and performance analysis for pension funds, shows that only 30 percent of institutional investors hedge fund portfolios beat the benchmark after fees. The study provides in depth analysis of real

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: $1bn hedge fund club grows to 668 managers, continues to dominate (Part One)[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Despite an underwhelming 2015 and a slow start to 2016 in terms of performance, one group of managers that continues to dominate the assets of the hedge fund industry is the so called $1bn club – hedge fund managers with at least $1bn in assets under management (AU