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Opalesque Futures Briefing » Funds http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 5 More Under-the-Radar and Up-and-Coming Funds http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13242 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13242#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:22 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13242 American Beacon AHL Managed Futures Strategy (AHLIX) is subadvised by Man AHL, one of the largest firms in the alternative investment industry, with $78.6 billion in assets under management and a 25-year track record in systematic strategies. This fund is managed by Matthew Sargaison and Russell Korgaonkar.
Sargaison is the CIO of AHL Partners and served as chief risk officer…

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Funds Established Winning “Trump Trade” Before Election Outcome http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13238 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13238#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:08:46 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13238 Institutional investors sent dichotomous signals in their positioning leading up to the election of Donald Trump. While hedge funds moved to establish risk-on positions – establishing notable long Trump trade exposure in S&P 500 futures contracts, for instance — it was more conservative institutional investors who ran from the election, embracing a risk-off stance.
This occurred as managed futures CTA…

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How Funds Bet the Election http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13233 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13233#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:08:00 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13233 Many CTA and CPO (managed futures) funds put on another type of hedge fund trade intended to make money if Mr. Trump won: a bet that a spike in copper prices would accompany his trillion-dollar infrastructure promises.
By Nov. 8, CTAs and CPOs had increased their net long positions in copper by 25.3%. That futures buying moved copper past certain standard…

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Quant Hedge Funds Boom in Asia http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13225 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13225#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:19:35 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13225 More Asian hedge funds are starting computer-driven strategies, as investors disappointed by the poor performance of some traditional funds search for better returns. So far, allocations to Asia-based quant funds have been in line with global trends, rising about 30 percent the past two years.
Still, there’s plenty of room to catch up in the region. Asian CTA/managed-futures funds had $4.2…

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Swiss-Asia’s rising alternative funds sustain growth despite global economic slowdown http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13219 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13219#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:18:38 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13219 Swiss-Asia Financial Services (Swiss-Asia), Singapore’s independent financial services platform which provides dedicated incubation services to hedge funds, announced that rising alternative funds incubated on the platform has sustained growth despite global economic slowdown.
Steve Knabl, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner at Swiss-Asia Financial Services, said, “Although Asia hedge funds are opening at a slower pace, the selective outperforming funds operating…

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Hedge Funds: ‘An Industry In Crisis?’ http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13192 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13192#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:02:53 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13192 Investors yanked some $10.3 billion from hedge funds last month, which brings the year-to-date total (through the end of the third quarter) to just under $60 billion. For the third quarter as a whole, redemptions of $29.2 billion were the largest the industry has seen since the first quarter of 2009, and it was the fourth straight quarter of outflows.…

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Natixis launches managed futures fund http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13177 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13177#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:57:59 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13177 Natixis Global Asset Management has launched a new managed futures fund in partnership with longstanding alternative asset management affiliate AlphaSimplex. The new fund, named the AlphaSimplex Managed Futures Fund, expands Natixis’s European SICAV family. The new fund will be quantitatively driven with full transparency and will be co-managed by a team of five portfolio managers.
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Australian funds rise as sector struggles http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13175 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13175#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:57:44 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13175 It sounds bad. After Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union, global investors withdrew $61 billion from hedge funds worldwide. It was the sector’s largest recorded net outflow since the global financial crisis, says research firm eVestment.
Australian hedge fund managers do not on the whole favour non-equity strategies, with 12 per cent of managers using managed futures/commodity trading adviser…

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What every allocator needs to know about fund replication http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13123 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13123#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:02:33 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13123 In the current heated debate on hedge funds, there’s no middle ground. You’re either pro or con, in or out, red or blue. Where it works best: Equity long/short, diversified or multi-strategy portfolios, managed futures.
The biggest drawbacks: Doesn’t do well with “low beta” portfolios (except managed futures). Early products were unnecessarily complicated and undermined the “simple” thesis. Where you should…

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What role should hedge funds play now? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13120 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13120#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:01:50 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13120 Currently, some of the favoured strategies include insurance-linked, quantitative funds, and traditional managed futures (sometimes called Commodity Trading Advisors, or CTAs). Donald Rice, head of Alternative Investments Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse Private Banking, “While we could see merit in a CTA trend-following approach, we’re also not so quick to write-off non-performing quality managers.”
“For CTA and managed futures, having suitable…

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