Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Managed Futures Gain 2.55% in April; Diversified Traders Advance 3.46%
FAIRFIELD, Iowa, May 17, 2011– Managed futures gained 2.55% in April according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date, the Barclay CTA Index is up 2.07%.
“Investor zeal for risk was demonstrated again in April as prices for equities, non-US currencies, and commodities moved higher,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “A weakening US dollar and demand from Asia were driving factors.”
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Monday, May 16, 2011
Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd Announces Phase Two of the Chariot Web Dealing Platform
Developed in partnership with Comada, an industry leader in financial technology, the CHARIOT Web Dealing Platform uses cutting edge technology to allow qualified investors to deal online into funds administered by Custom House. The facility is designed to increase efficiency in the subscription and/or redemption process saving vital time and, importantly, virtually eliminating the risk of trading error. The combination of best in breed technology coupled with Custom House’s rigorous internal controls has created a platform which is easy to use while also being safe and completely secure.
Read the entire press release here.
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Considerations for Choosing the Right Fund Administrator
Butler discusses the many factors a fund manager needs to take into account when establishing a new fund and how choosing the right fund administrator can help.
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Crisis Alpha and Risk in Alternative Investment Strategies
By taking a closer look into times when markets are stressed or in crisis (often called “tail risk” events), this investment primer will explain how some Alternative Investment strategies provide crisis alpha opportunities while others suffer substantial losses during times of market stress.
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March Hedge Fund and CTA Performance
Commodity Trading Advisor performance for March as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.99%. April's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +2.21%.
Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices
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Hedge Funds Gain 1.32% in April; Healthcare & Biotechnology Index Up 3.45%
FAIRFIELD, Iowa, May 16, 2011 – Hedge funds gained 1.32% in April according to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index compiled by BarclayHedge. Year-to-date the Index is up 3.24%.
“Higher prices for equities and bonds in April provided an accommodating environment for most hedge fund strategies,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.
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Monday, May 9, 2011
Hedge Funds Post Inflow of $15.7 Billion (0.9% of Assets) in March; Investors Favor Emerging Markets and Fixed Income Funds
New York, NY – May 9, 2011 – The hedge fund industry posted an inflow of $15.7 billion (0.9% of assets) in March 2011, report BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research. The inflow marks the third straight as well as the seventh in eight months. Industry assets rose to $1.8 trillion, the highest level since October 2008.
“We expect recent strength to persist in light of a particularly kind landscape,” explains Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge. “Seasonality works in favor of the industry through June, high commodity prices leave sovereign wealth funds with a lot of cash to invest, and returns have been strong. The Barclay Hedge Fund Index boasts a positive return in each of the seven months through March.”
Read the entire TrimTabs Asset Flows into Hedge Funds Press Release by clicking here.
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