Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index down -1.45% (final) in June, 3.2% YTD

Monday, July 15, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds faced a tough environment in June 2013, losing an average of -1.45% during the month. This was the first negative month for the Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index since October 2012. Distressed Securities continued its run as the best performing hedge fund strategy this year, gaining +0.51% in June on average and up +11.29% YTD. Equity markets were also down during during the month, as the S&P 500 Total Return Index dropped -1.34% while the MSCI World Index declined -2.61%. 31% of reporting funds posted positive performance for the month.

Global Index Strategy Highlights

• US and global equity markets declined throughout the month of June as market participants anticipated the beginning of Fed tapering activities. Tighter monetary policies also appeared to be on the horizon in China, and expectations of slower Chinese growth dragged markets down further. Long-Short Equity funds struggled to hold onto gains in this environment and lost an average of -2.04% in June.
• Market Neutral strategies generally reported the most success in hedging against June’s downbeat markets, losing only -0.26% during the month on average. In addition to Distressed Securities strategies, Equity Market Neutral managers also shined during the month, gaining an average of +0.36%.

• Distressed Securities maintained their lead as the best performing hedge fund strategy for 2013, rising +0.51% in June to end the month up +11.29% year to date.

• Geographically, no region was immune from June’s selloff. North American focused funds fared the best, losing a modest -0.51% on average. Developed Markets funds in general saw more moderate declines than Emerging Markets funds, declining -1.11% and -4.67% respectively.

• Emerging Markets funds faced significant challenges in June. The negative environment in China translated to an average drop of -5.80% for funds focused on Emerging Asia. In Brazil, widespread protests added to political uncertainty and rattled markets. Latin American funds lost an average of -6.69%, with losses concentrated in Brazilian focused funds.

Press release


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. Manager Profile - Pimco alternative funds flourish as 30-year bond rally fades[more]

    From Inside Pacific Investment Management Co., the bond behemoth that lost two chief investment officers last year and saw almost $500 billion of client money leave, a hidden profit engine is easing some of the pain. For more than a decade, Newport Beach, California-based Pimco has qu

  2. Niche Investing - Art investment funds: Attracting institutional and other new investors[more]

    From The Deloitte/ArtTactic Art and Finance Report 2014 (the "Art and Finance Report") noted that the "global art investment fund market was estimated to be worth at least $1.26 billion in the first half of 2014." This seems almost inconsequential when juxtaposed with the $54 billion of

  3. Other Voices: Why fund boards must develop a response to cyber security and financial crime threats[more]

    This article was written by Carne, an international specialist in the provision of independent governance services and European management company solutions to the global asset management industry. A recent SEC action has highlighted how concerned regulators have become about data intru

  4. Hedge funds relatively resilient in Q3[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds fell in the third quarter as market conditions remain challenging, but still outperformed the S&P 500. The Lyxor Hedge Fund index was down 3.6% during Q3 while the S&P 500 fell 8.2%. According to Lyxor, "hedge funds were quite resilient in Q3. Falling en

  5. Hedge funds start Q4 on strong footing reversing the previous market downturn[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds started the fourth quarter on a strong footing, reversing the previous market downturn with the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index up 1.1% as of end Oct. 6 (-0.7% YTD). Event-driven outperformed, up 2.2% (-4.2% YTD), and CTAs underperformed (- 1.9%), extrapolatin