Wed, May 25, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Barclay Hedge Fund Index Gains 2.00% in February; Up +1.59% YTD

Monday, March 17, 2014
Opalesque Industry Update - Hedge funds gained 2.00% in February, according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. The Index is up 1.59% year to date.

“Improving investor sentiment fueled by robust M&A activity and strong corporate earnings helped most global equity markets rebound in February, with the exception of China, Japan, and Russia,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

For the second straight month, the Barclay Healthcare & Biotechnology Index led the way with a 5.01% gain, and is up 11.19% after two months of trading in 2014.

“Year to date, the healthcare equity sector of the MSCI World Index is its top performing sector with a gain of 7.3 percent,” says Waksman.

The Technology Index was up 3.24% in February, the Event Driven Index was up 2.91%, Equity Long Bias gained 2.91%, Distressed Securities were up 3.04%, and European Equities added 2.59%.

The Equity Short Bias Index was hit hard in February, losing 3.87% for the month. The Global Macro Index was down 0.30%.

The Barclay Fund of Funds Index gained 1.66% in February, and now has a positive return of 1.40% for the year.

BarclayHedge

Press Release

BM

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. Ares Capital to buy American Capital in $3.4 billion deal[more]

    From PIOnline.com: Ares Management's business development company Ares Capital Corp. is buying troubled BDC American Capital for $3.43 billion, said a joint news release by the BDCs and another release by Ares Management. Ares Capital Corp.'s assets are expected to grow to about $13.2 billion when t

  2. Launches - Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund, Nikko AM launches new Japan equity UCITS fund[more]

    Man Group and American Beacon launch new emerging debt fund American Beacon Advisors, an experienced provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, launched the American Beacon GLG Total Return Fund today. The Fund became effective May 20. The America

  3. Paul Tudor’s hedge fund trims fee amidst poor performance, keep investors[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Tudor’s $11.6bn hedge fund firm Tudor Investment Corp. announced on Monday it would slash down fees of one of its biggest fund to 2.25% of assets and 25% of profits amidst backlash arising from poor performa

  4. Fund Profile - The hedge fund that couldn't stay open long enough for a big payday[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Toby Dodson waited six months for his bet against a fragile Portuguese bank to pay off. But before the reckoning, word came down from his hedge fund bosses at Achievement Asset Management in Chicago: get ready to clear out your desk and unwind your trades, we’re shutting down. Th

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: South Africa’s equity-centric hedge funds survive rough April in the black[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds serviced by Peregrine Holdings’ unit Peregrine Capital performed fairly well in April. The consecutive gains in March and April meant another step closer towards negating the cumulative losses sustai