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Opalesque Roundup: Global hedge fund indices sneak into positive territory (+6.34% YTD): hedge fund news, week 50

Saturday, December 17, 2016

In the week ending 16 December, 2016, the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark recorded gains of 1.00% in November (+6.34% YTD); The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was up 0.48% in November (+3.60% YTD); The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite index captured approximately 34% of down markets relative to the MSCI ACWI IMI, while capturing 43% of positive returns; The Eurekahedge Greater China Hedge Fund Index down 0.51% (- 2.64% YTD); The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up a mere 0.1% (-1.5% YTD); The Trump election rally has made American-focused hedge funds great again, gaining 2.9% in November; The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index: November performance 1.53%; Capital Movement Index: December net flows advance 0.24%; And the IndexIQ Merger Arbitrage Index was up 0.97% in November.

Hedge fund launches however declined in the third quarter, even as AUM reached a new record level. Manoj Narang has launched a $1bn hedge fund that combines computer-driven investing decisions and high-frequency trading with data on stock market patterns; Polychain Capital has raised $10m for a hedge fund made up of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin; former Blackstone head of hedge fund seeding business Greg Hall has launched his own strategic advisory firm; and Newfleet Asset, an affiliate of Virtus Investment, has launched its third ETF strategy, the Virtus Newfleet Dynamic Credit ETF.

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