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Opalesque Futures Briefing » Performance 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 Distressed Gains and Managed Futures Losses Continue http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13244 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13244#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:40 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13244 October was the hedge funds industry’s first aggregate decline since January, ending an eight-month string of positive aggregate returns. The dispersion between positive and negative performance was below the 2016 average, which implies that while the month was negative, it was not dramatically so.
Credit exposure has produced leading market and strategy returns in 2016, a theme which continued into October.…

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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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Funds Continue to See Asset Outflows http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13203 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13203#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:04:35 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13203 Managed futures funds experienced their fourth consecutive monthly inflow in September, at positive $0.73 billion. With Q3 net inflows of $6.35 billion, managed futures funds were the only primary strategy where investors allocated with any commitment. However, twice as many funds experienced outflows as inflows in September and the universe has produced asset-weighted performance declines in five of the last…

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Activist Hedge Funds Continue To Climb, Managed Futures Fall http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13197 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13197#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:03:52 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13197 Average hedge funds industry performance was +0.73% in September, +2.91% in Q3 and +4.40 YTD 2016. Managed futures posted the only negative aggregate strategy return in September. The managed futures segment may be facing a difficult stretch for investor flows in Q4. The universe accepted more money than any other in 2016, through August, and its asset collection was behind…

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SVAM Wins 2016 Performance Award for Managed Futures (CTA) http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13189 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13189#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:02:15 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13189 Spring Valley Asset Management LLC (SVAM), an industry leading alternative investment manager specializing in the application of quantitative investment strategies to the global futures markets, was awarded a U.S. Hedge Fund Performance Award by HFMWeek during ceremonies held at Cipriani in New York City on October 20, 2016.
HFMWeek awarded its highest honor to Spring Valley Asset Management’s flagship SVAM Tactical…

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Steben & Company – The Impact of Style Factors on Performance Among Trend Followers http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13187 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13187#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:01:41 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13187 Managed futures have become an alternative asset class that is widely used by investors seeking overall portfolio diversification and absolute returns independent of the direction of broad equity and bond markets.
The most common managed futures trading strategy is trend following, a strategy that attempts to exploit momentum in more than 200 global futures markets (including commodities, equities, fixed income,…

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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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Managed Futures Fall in September http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13165 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13165#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:10:24 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13165 Average hedge fund industry performance was +0.73% in September, +2.91% in Q3 and +4.40 YTD 2016, says eVestment. Managed futures posted the only negative aggregate strategy return in September. Macro hedge fund performance was similarly distributed to managed futures in September, basically half posting gains versus losses, however the universe produced slightly positive returns.
The managed futures segment may be facing…

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Managed Futures Up in September http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13161 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13161#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:09:40 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13161 Multi-strategy and CTA/managed futures hedge funds were up in September gaining 0.47 per cent and 0.33 per cent respectively during the month, according to the MSCI AC World Index (Local).
The performance of CTA/managed futures managers was led by exposure into long energy, commodities and short GBP/USD positions with underlying commodity hedge funds, represented by the Eurekahedge Commodity Hedge Fund Index…

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Skybridge Successful In Early September Volatility http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13093 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13093#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:49:43 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13093 The hedge fund model has come under siege of late, as 84% of hedge fund investors pulling some of their assets from funds in 2016. Most investors were switching from one hedge fund to another, a July Credit Suisse Group study revealed. Some funds were not as lucky. This April Aurora Investment Management, a fund of funds operator with $5…

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