Sun, Aug 2, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

HFRU Global Hedge Fund Index up 0.63% to mid February, up 1.46% year to date

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - UCITS hedge funds extended gains through mid-February, with the HFRU Global Hedge Fund Index gaining +0.63%, with positive contributions across all main strategies.

HFRU Equity Hedge Index gained +0.99% through mid-February, with positive contributions from exposure to Technology, Telecom, Financial, Emerging Markets and US and European small cap equity.

HFRU Event Driven Index gained +0.58% through mid-February, as M&A activity surged on both strategic and financial transactions. Activity spanned across range of deals including Dell, Heinz, American-US Airways, Liberty Global /Virgin Media, Dish Network/Clearwire, and including continuing activist and special situations activity in Apple and Herbalife.

HFRU Relative Value Index gained +0.57% through mid-February, as corporate credit and deal spreads continued to tighten while government bond yields remained steady, with positive contributions from Convertible Arbitrage, Real Estate & Property and Fixed Income Arbitrage exposures.

HFRU Macro Index gained +0.24% through mid-February, with positive contributions from Currency, Commodity and CTA strategies as currency trading volume spiked on activity in Euro, Swiss, US dollar and short Japanese Yen positions.

Hedge Fund Research's mid February 2013 performance notes revealed that global equity markets extended 2013 gains through mid-February, as both active currency exposure and increased M&A activity contributed to hedge fund performance gains. European equities were mixed across regions, with gains in UK, Switzerland and Sweden offset by declines in France, Germany and Italy; Asian equities continued recent strong performance, with gains across Japan, China, Australia and the Philippines.

US equities gained across most market capitalization, with leadership from small cap and value exposures. Semiconductors and Oil Services led sector gains, with additional contributions from REITS and Non-Cyclicals. The US dollar posted gains against most major currencies through mid-February, including the Euro, Swiss Franc, British Pound Sterling and the Japanese Yen; US/Yen traded actively to a 33-month high in early February on expectations of continued Bank of Japan stimulus.

Despite the active currency trading, sovereign yields were little changed across US, France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands through mid-February, and modest increases in UK and Italy. Platinum, Oil and Lumber led commodity gains which were offset by declines in Natural Gas, Silver & Wheat. M&A activity spiked through mid-month, with activity across range of deals and continuing activist and special situations activity contributing to strong Event Driven 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. Opalesque Exclusive: Despite bumpy June/July, CTAs hold on[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: To say that things have been rocky in managed futures recently is putting it mildly. In June, the industry saw its worst month on a performance basis in the past four years. Then yesterday,

  2. Investing - Hedge fund billionaires bet on London as revival gathers pace[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: London’s fund industry is bouncing back, and U.S. billionaires Steven A. Cohen and Ken Griffin are grabbing a piece of the action. Griffin’s Citadel and Millennium Management, a hedge fund run by Israel Englander, have bulked up in London, where asset growth is outpacing the U.S.

  3. Other Voices: Same day reporting and the evolving role of fund administrators[more]

    By: Scott Price, Head of Business Development and Client Management for North America, Maitland Ernst & Young’s latest glob

  4. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets rose to 11th consecutive quarterly record level: hedge fund news, week 31[more]

    In the week ending 24 July, 2015, the total global hedge fund industry assets rose to the 11th consecutive quarterly record level in 2Q15 to $2.97tln; Eurekahedge reported that hedge funds raised $93bn in the first six months of 2015; The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for July 201

  5. Cowen Group, Inc. to acquire Conifer Securities[more]

    Cowen Group, Inc. and Conifer Securities, LLC had announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Cowen will acquire Conifer Securities, the prime services division of Conifer Financial Services LLC. The transaction, the terms of which have not yet been disclosed, was approved by the boa

 

banner