Mon, Feb 8, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

UCITS HFS Index finishes erratic month with gains, up 0.35% in April (1.57% YTD)

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update — The UCITS HFS Index continues its positive performance in 2013 with gains of 0.35% in April 2013. The broad index started negatively into the month with a weekly loss of -0.29% after the first week of trading. Things turned around in week two though with gains of 0.44% which were nearly nullified by a third week loss of -0.43%. As the fourth week of the month brought along a positive performance of 0.51% the monthly performance turned positive again, and additional gains of 0.13% in the last days of April strengthened the result. From all funds tracked in the UCITS HFS Index 61.08% reported profits in April 2013.

From a sub-strategy perspective seven out of the twelve sub-strategies reported positive results in April, the best performing being CTA (1.76%), Global Macro (1.56%) and Convertible (1.06%). While the latter took losses in week one and three, CTA and Global Macro returned gains throughout except for week three. The worst performing strategies in April were Commodity (-0.63%), Currency (-0.56%) and Arbitrage (-0.21%). All of the three strategies started negatively into the month, recovered slightly and took further losses in the third week of trading, which were partially reduced in the last days of April. While Commodity and Arbitrage are also the only two strategies that are negative year to date, Fixed Income (0.64%) remains the only strategy to report 17 consecutive back-to-back positive monthly results in a row. From a year to date perspective the broad UCITS HFS Index now stands at +1.93% in 2013.

The indices are calculated on every Friday and at the end of each month by the index provider 2n20.com AG, a Swiss a financial service provider specialized in internet based services tailored for the hedge fund industry, and are published on the website www.ucitsindex.com .

Press release

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. How Einhorn survived a nightmare year[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Even when a hedge fund has an awful year, which was the case for David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital, there are lessons to be learned. Many funds would have had a tough time surviving a year like Einhorn experienced in 2015, when all the stars seemed to align against him and Green

  2. Legal - Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case, Gramercy seeking $1.3 billion from Peru over land-bond dispute[more]

    Hedge fund founder wins early release in U.S. insider trading case From Reuters/Streetinsider.com: Former hedge fund manager Doug Whitman on Tuesday won a reprieve from serving the remainder of his two-year sentence for insider trading after several judges expressed skepticism that his 2

  3. Investing - David Einhorn finds a winner in Michael Kors[more]

    From Thestreetinsider.com: Greenlight Capital hedge fund manger David Einhorn took his lumps in 2015. The fund lost over 20 percent on the year amid bets gone bad being long a plunging SunEdison and short a couple high-flying FANG stocks. However, today Einhorn is again showing his stock picking pro

  4. Investing - Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans, Comment: A bunch of hedge fund managers are chasing the 'dream of crushing a major structural problem'[more]

    Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry: We like European bank loans From CNBC.com: European banks are under immense pressure, but at least one prominent hedge fund has found what it thinks is a good opportunity in the wreckage. Marc Lasry, co-founder and chief executive of hedge fund Avenue Capital

  5. Computer-driven hedge funds make money during January’s selloff[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Commodity trading advisers (CTAs) that use computer programs to guide how they trade, made millions of dollars during last month’s market selloff on the back of declining oil prices and global equities and big moves in currencies. Data provider