Wed, Jan 24, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

All Edhec-Risk Alternative indexes in positive territory in April and YTD (except for Short Selling)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - In April 2013, the stock markets’ winning streak extended to six months. The S&P 500, with a 1.93% return, reached an all-time high while equity implied volatility remained extremely low, with the VIX at 13.5%. High-grade bonds rebounded (Lehman Global: 0.89%, Lehman US: 0.29%), credit spreads tightened slightly (index: 0.18%) and convertible bonds recorded another impressive performance (2.33%) confirming a trend established for almost a year. Commodities suffered a crushing 4.67% loss, the worst since May 2012, led by base metals and crude oil. The dollar, finally, slid significantly (-0.98%) erasing last month’s gains.

Equity-focused strategies all exhibited returns consistent with their modelled exposure which has been rather low lately, with a slightly negative implied alpha however: Long/Short Equity (0.65%), Equity Market Neutral (0.00%) and Event Driven (0.82%).

The Convertible Arbitrage strategy (0.54%) maintained its positive trend but did not show the usual alpha in addition to its risk factor exposures. CTA Global (2.08%) was the best performing strategy this month. The Funds of Funds strategy finally, with a 0.70% gain, and six consecutive positive months, confirmed a good start to the year 2013.

Hedge Fund Strategies

Apr 2013

YTD*

Annual Average Return since January 2001

Annual Std Dev since January 2001

Sharpe Ratio

Convertible Arbitrage

0.54%

3.0%

6.6%

7.0%

0.38

CTA Global

2.08%

3.9%

6.0%

8.4%

0.24

Distressed Securities

1.89%

6.2%

10.6%

6.1%

1.08

Emerging Markets

0.69%

4.3%

10.2%

10.4%

0.60

Equity Market Neutral

0.00%

2.0%

4.4%

2.9%

0.12

Event Driven

0.82%

4.9%

8.0%

5.9%

0.67

Fixed Income Arbitrage

0.61%

3.5%

6.3%

4.2%

0.55

Global Macro

1.15%

3.4%

6.7%

4.3%

0.63

Long/Short Equity

0.65%

5.6%

5.5%

7.1%

0.21

Merger Arbitrage

0.68%

1.6%

5.2%

3.2%

0.39

Relative Value

0.56%

4.4%

6.7%

4.6%

0.59

Short Selling

-2.90%

-9.4%

-1.6%

13.8%

-0.40

Funds of Funds

0.70%

4.1%

3.8%

4.9%

-0.04

* Cumulative return since January 1st of the current year

 

 

 


Press release

www.edhec-risk.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. Opalesque Exclusive: Statsure Financial launches captive insurer for hedge funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund managers have a new option for protecting their business. Launching this week at the annual MFA Conference, Statsure Financial is offering a captive insurance solution for hedge fund managers. Many large companies have captive insurers - insurance

  2. U.S. economy, inflation and alternative investments to dominate 2018 markets, says family office Wilmington Trust[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The emergence of a late-cycle economy in the U.S., the mystery of inflation and growth from a domestic and global perspective, and the potential for alternative investments to prosper against a backdrop of rich valuations, low yields, and higher volatility are the t

  3. Performance - Some hedge funds deliver double-digit gains for 2017, Brevan Howard's hedge fund suffers biggest annual loss in 2017, Crispin Odey's flagship hedge fund plummeted about 20% in 2017, Profits fall 90% at ex-Morgan Stanley banker's hedge fund, Fannie-Freddie overhaul might mint hedge fund riches, losses[more]

    Some hedge funds deliver double-digit gains for 2017 From Reuters/Investing.com: A handful of hedge funds ended 2017 with double digit returns, their investors said, at a time the $3 trillion industry took in fresh money and posted its best returns in years, industry data show. Act

  4. Investing - Hedge funds start 2018 with record $19 billion bet on the euro, Hedge fund Kora Management invests in Satin Creditcare[more]

    Hedge funds start 2018 with record $19 billion bet on the euro From Reuters.com: Hedge funds have kicked off 2018 with their biggest bet ever on the euro rising, a clear vote of confidence in the single currency but, with positioning so stretched, one which could backfire in the near ter

  5. News Briefs - Mobius to retire from Franklin Templeton, Authorities decrypt smart phone of Princeton grad charged with killing Manhattan hedge fund dad, Investigators seize (more) antiques from hedge-fund billionaire Michael Steinhardt's collection[more]

    Mobius to retire from Franklin Templeton Emerging markets pioneer Mark Mobius will be stepping down as executive chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group (TEMG) and formally retire from Franklin Templeton on 31 January. He will also be relinquishing his post as portfolio manager