Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Barclay CTA Index Up 0.14% in December, Down 3.05% in 2011; Largest Loss for Managed Futures in 32 Years
“The slightly positive returns for December masked the volatility in the major market sectors,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “Equity markets reversed sharply at mid-month, commodity markets were down, and bond markets continued their long march upward.”
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Commentary on the Euro Crisis
Dermot Butler provides relevant insight on the topic, and introduces three papers giving different points of view on the proposed FTT or “Tobin Tax.”
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New Fund Launches
From the January 2012 issue of the BarclayHedge Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.
Findings from the GAIM Ops Europe 2011
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Hedge Fund Due Diligence Reports
BarclayHedge and SwissAnalytics have teamed up to offer hedge fund and CTA due diligence. As a BarclayHedge member, you receive an ongoing $500 discount on "Silver" Due Diligence reports and an exclusive 10% discount on your first "Gold" or "Ops" Due Diligence Report from SwissAnalytics.
SwissAnalytics conducts due diligence on the entire range of alternative investment strategies and managers located anywhere in the world in a timely and cost-effective manner. Services are currently offered along three core lines: "Silver"-, "Gold"-, and "Ops"-Due Diligence.
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Regulated Alternative Funds: The New Conventional
The trend of packaging alternative investment strategies within mutual funds and UCITS continues unabated, with new products being introduced regularly and asset flows gaining momentum. “Regulated Alternative Funds: The New Conventional,” offers an updated look at the dynamics of this rapidly evolving and maturing market, and shows how the popularity of these funds continues to rise around the world.
Download the full article here. From the January 2012 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.
November 2011 Hedge Fund and CTA Performance
Commodity Trading Advisor performance for November as measured by the Barclay CTA Index averaged +0.17%. December's estimate based on the performance of the Barclay BTOP50 Index is +0.04%.
Hedge Fund Indices Managed Futures Indices
From the January 2012 issue of Barclay's Insider Report. Accredited investors can subscribe to the full newsletter for free.
Barclay Hedge Fund Index Down 0.38% in December; Index Ends 2011 with a 5.37% Loss
“Equity markets started the month with a sell-off, and then went on to rally going into Christmas,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge. “Unfortunately, markets that see-saw can be quite difficult for managers to navigate successfully.”
Read the entire Hedge Fund Press Release by clicking here.
Monday, January 9, 2012
TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers - December 2011 Survey
- A plurality of the 101 hedge fund managers we surveyed have turned bullish on US equities. Bullish sentiment on the S&P 500 stands at 42% in December, the second-highest reading this year. Bearish sentiment dropped to 30%, the lowest reading since July 2011, from 36% in November. This is only the third month that managers have been markedly bullish (January, July, and December) in 2011.
- The rising bullishness of hedge fund managers squares with equity futures flows. Speculative traders have been net buyers of equity futures in only seven weeks in 2011. Additionally, the net position of spec traders has increased 50% since November. The current level of speculative traders’ positions is at the highest level since August. We believe positive change in spec traders’ positions over the past 19 weeks is a bullish indicator. . .
The Hedge Fund Flow Report combines the accuracy of the BarclayHedge database with the analytical insight of TrimTabs Investment Research. The report is generated by TrimTabs Investment Research using the most current data on thousands of hedge funds. An annual subscription includes 12 monthly updates as well as a spreadsheet containing historical flow aggregates by category. To download a free sample of the entire TrimTabs Hedge Fund Flow Report, simply fill out this short request form.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Hedge Funds Take in $3.6 Billion in November, Reversing Surge of Redemptions in Previous Months
New York, NY – January 3, 2012 – BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that hedge funds took in an estimated $3.6 billion in November, a welcome reversal after redemptions surged to $9 billion in October and hit $2.59 billion in September. Industry assets increased to $1.71 trillion in November from $1.67 trillion in October, the first increase after five months of declines. The BarclayHedge Fund Index dipped 0.8% in November after increasing 3.5% in October. That reversal followed five consecutive monthly declines. Despite the increase, hedge fund industry assets stand close to their lowest level since January 2010.
“After months of outflows across nearly every hedge fund category, November saw outflows in only two investment styles: Emerging Markets, which shed $1.3 billion, and Equity Long-Short, which shed $1.0 billion,” says Sol Waksman, founder and President of BarclayHedge.Read the entire TrimTabs Asset Flows into Hedge Funds Press Release by clicking here.
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