Opalesque Industry Update - Six of Newedge’s 11 hedge fund indices reflected positive performances during the first half of 2013. |
The Newedge CTA Index closed the first six months of 2013 up 1.03 percent, despite a decline of -1.5 percent in June 2013. The Newedge Trend Index rose 0.76 percent year-to-date as of June 30, whilst being down -2.87 percent for the month. The Newedge Short-Term Traders Index increased 3.75 percent in the first half of 2013, but decreased -1.18 percent in June.
The best performing index through June 30 is the Newedge Commodity Trading Index (Equity), which returned 10.94 percent, having declined -0.92 percent for the month.
“After a solid start to the year, CTA performance broadly dipped in May and June. However, we continue to see a large dispersion of performance amongst the index constituents with some posting positive performance in June,” said Ryan Duncan, global co-head of Newedge’s Advisory Group for Alternative Solutions.
Some of the top performing hedge funds during June included:
The Newedge CTA Index:
• P/E Investments (FX Aggressive): est. +2.63 percent
The Newedge Trend Index:
• Altis Global Futures Portfolio (Composite): est. +1.68 percent
The Newedge STTI Index:
• Revolution Capital (Mosaic): est. +6.19 percent
The Newedge CTA Index, which is equally weighted, calculates the daily rate of return for a pool of the largest 20 CTAs that are willing to provide daily returns and are open to new investment. Both indices are rebalanced and reconstituted annually.
The Newedge Trend Index, which is equally weighted, calculates the daily rate of return for a pool of the largest 10 trend following-based CTAs that are willing to provide daily returns and are open to new investment.
The Newedge Short-Term Traders Index is designed to track the daily performance of a portfolio of the largest 10 short-term, diversified CTAs who have a holding period shorter than 10 days, are willing to provide daily returns and are open to new investment.
The Newedge Commodity Trading Index includes funds that utilize a variety of investment strategies to profit from price moves in commodity markets. Managers may typically use either (i) a trading orientated approach, typically involving the trading of physical commodity products and/or of commodity derivative instruments in either directional or relative value strategies; or (ii) Long short equity strategies focused on commodity related stocks.
The Newedge Trend Indicator is a market based performance indicator designed to have a high correlation to the returns of trend following strategies.
Newedge’s Alternative Investment Solutions Group, part of Newedge’s Prime Clearing Services, is an innovator in providing investors with benchmarking tools that accurately represent key hedge fund strategy styles.
Newedge is the leading prime broker for the CTA market, servicing the largest share of the CTA fund market in the word. Currently, Newedge ranks No. 3 based on the CFTC’s tracking of customer assets on deposit.
*YTD Performances are as of 6/30/2013