Financial market volatility encourages net inflows to hedge funds in the last quarter of 2014, according to research published by HFR. The Chicago headquartered researcher cited factors such as falling oil prices, euro weakness, and falls in both the rouble and equity markets. Some $3.6bn in new capital was allocated to hedge funds globally through […]
Hedge fund assets available for prime custody services are estimated in $684bn, according to data released today by BNY Mellon. This marks a 40% increase since 2010, reflected both in growth in overall hedge fund assets under management as well in lower levels of borrowing from prime brokers.
Emerging markets hedge funds grew in number during Q2 2012. Hedge Fund Research’s emerging markets sub-indexes posted strong performance, but the composite index declined, resulting in a drop in AUM.
The number of hedge funds investing in emerging markets has hit a new record, increasing by 3.5% since second quarter last year. There are now 1,073 of these funds on the market, according to a report published by specialised analyst Hedge Fund Research (HFR).
UBS and Hedge Fund Research have announced that they will offer exposure to four of their hedge fund benchmark indices through exchange traded funds (ETFs).
Hedge funds were flat in March, but they still posted their best opening quarter since 2006, by making 4.9%.
Commonly used hedge fund databases suffer problems of bias, missing data and limitations in identifying correlations between factors such as age and size of funds and their performances, according to academic research from the UK and Finland.
Hedge fund launches and total fund numbers have still not returned to their pre-financial crisis levels, despite the industry posting its best year of returns for a decade in the interim in 2009, figures from Hedge Fund Research show.
The UCITS Alternative Index (UAI) Blue Chip index is up 3.1% so far since the start of 2012. This marks the strongest start to a year since the Blue Chip index began measuring Ucits performance in 2008.
Hedge funds playing in share markets still control more assets than any other strategy in their industry, but after the sector led their peers’ falls last year, allocators have very different levels of appetite for the various sub-strategies within ‘equity hedge’.
The Lyxor Global Hedge Fund index was up 1.3% in January, reversing its downwards trend in 2011 thanks to special situations, equity long bias and convertible bond strategies.
Interaction between the fund management industry and academics from around the world has been enhanced by Lyxor Asset Management’s Research conference, which draws out the best contemporary studies on hedge funds.