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

Mid-November Equity Hedge Index up 0.38%, 9.1% year to date

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - HFRX Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.38% through mid-November, with gains across Fundamental Value and Market Neutral strategies adding to the YTD gain of +9.1% for the Index. HFRX Fundamental Value Index rose +0.57% with gains concentrated in US large-cap Consumer and Financial sectors, HFRX EH:FV leads all EH sub-strategies with YTD gain of +13.7%. HFRX Market Neutral Index gained +0.53%, with gains in mean reverting and fundamental, factor-based models.

HFRX Event Driven Index posted a gain of +0.21% through mid-November, with contributions from Merger Arbitrage and Equity Special Situations; HFRX ED leads all strategy indices with a gain of +13.1% YTD. HFRX Special Situations Index gained +0.34% for the month, continuing lead all sub-strategies with a YTD gain of +17.15%; the Index had contributions from core positioning in Elan, American Realty, Tribune Co., Ferro, Chemtura, Penn West and Life Technologies. HFRX Merger Arbitrage Index posted a gain of +0.21%, with contributions from transactions in NYSE/IntercontinentalExchange, Capital Source/Pacwest Bancorp, Akorn/Hi-Tech Pharmacal, FNB/BCSB Bancorp, Koch/Molex and Thermo Fisher/Life Technologies. The HFRX Distressed Index declined -0.17% for the period from various restructurings across Technology, Industrial and Basic Materials sectors.

HFRX Relative Value Arbitrage Index posted a decline of -0.10% through mid-November with modest declines across various fixed income strategies, including Convertible Arbitrage and Multi-Strategy managers. HFRX Convertible Arbitrage Index posted a decline of -0.87%, paring the YTD gain of the Index to +9.0%, with negative contribution from volatility and gamma positions. HFRX MLP Index gained +0.53% for the month, while the HFRX Fixed Income Credit Index posted a modest decline of -0.06% for the period.

HFRX Macro Index posted decline of -0.31% through mid-November, with positive contributions from Fixed Income & Systematic CTA strategies offset by weakness in Currency and Emerging Markets strategies. HFRX Macro: Systematic Diversified Index posted a gain of +0.09%, with contributions from equities, commodities and fixed income exposure. The HFRX Emerging Markets Index posted a decline of -0.95% from declines in Brazil and Currency exposure.

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. Investing - Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes, Hedge fund IBV Capital digs deep to unlock long-term value in a competitive market, Eisman of 'The Big Short' fame recommends shorting Deutsche Bank[more]

    Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes From Irishtimes.com: Two US hedge funds, Davidson Kempner and York Capital, have accumulated a combined 4.74 per cent interest in cardboard box maker Smurfit Kappa using financial derivatives. It comes as many investors cl

  2. Foundations of hedge fund managers gave big to controversial donor-advised funds[more]

    In the world of philanthropy and tax-deductible charitable giving, the explosion of donor-advised funds has touched off intense debate. Now, there is evidence that the DAF boom is being further fuelled by hedge fund foundation money. Four of the top five foundations that gave the most to large do

  3. Third Point to raise $400 million for SPAC, Farley to run it[more]

    From Reuters.com: Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC plans to raise $400 million for a "blank check" company which will be run by outgoing stock market operator NYSE Group President Thomas Farley, according to a regulatory filing made on Tuesday. The new company, referred to on Wall Stre

  4. Study: For hedge funds, smaller is better[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: The smaller the hedge fund is, the better its performance is likely to be, according to a new study. The study - "Size, Age, and the Performance Life Cycle of Hedge Funds," released April 26 - sought to determine whether a hedge fund's size and age had any effect on i

  5. Hedge fund returns rose in April for first gain since January[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Bloomberg Hedge Fund Database shows returns flat this year - Currency strategies had the biggest monthly gain at 13% Hedge fund returns increased 0.78 percent in April, reversing two consecutive monthly declines. The swing of 134 basis points was driven by gains in all seven