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...
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...
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...
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.
Hedge funds are expected to take net inflows of $80bn this year despite recording their second worst year of performance in two decades in 2011, as they faced some of the most difficult markets to navigate in a generation.
Market uncertainty and heightened fear among investors sent volatility hedge funds to near the top of the returns table for the alternatives industry last month, as they rose 2.5%.
Eleven of the thirteen hedge fund strategies tracked by the Paris-based Edhec Risk Institute posted positive performance in October, although many remained in negative year-to-date territory triggering heavy redemptions.
Lyxor Asset Management, the Paris-based subsidiary of Société Générale, is aiming to bring global macro and CTA managers to its Ucits platform, Lyxor Dimension.
Hedge funds are now down a modest 1.2% for this year after a 2.3% loss in last month's turbulent markets, concentrated among equities and event-driven strategies, eliminated hard-won gains up to July.