27.08.2013 - Macro hedge funds turn negative on commodities and emerging markets
Macro hedge funds have aggressively reduced their commodities position to a net short for the first time since June according to the latest research from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Macro funds have instead opted to increase their exposure to the S&P500 and NASDAQ. Data also shows that both long short & market neutral strategies have disinflationary expectations. The investible Hedge Fund Composite Index was down 0.57% for the month, as of Aug 21, compared to a -3.6% return for the S&P 500 index. In terms of strategies, Convertible arbitrage performed the best, up 0.16% while Equity Long Short performed the worst, falling 0.93%. Market Neutral funds decreased market exposure to 9% net long from 15% net long. Equity Long/Short also reduced market exposure to 34% from 42% net long; slightly below the 35-40% benchmark level...............................................Full Article: Source