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valuewalk.com September 14, 2016

Distressed And Activist Hedge Funds Again Lead In August & YTD

With global capital markets generally grinding higher in in August, and mixed price movements across the commodity spectrum, equity and credit investors benefited most. Unlike the broad gains the industry experienced in July, August produced only slightly more winners than losers, with macro and managed futures funds having the highest concentrations of losses. From a strategy perspective, distressed managers have emerged as industry leaders, benefiting from the rebound within energy sector credits, and emerging market hedge funds have been riding country specific exposures of Brazil and Russia for elevated returns. For a second consecutive month, discretionary approaches to opportunities in...
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valuewalk.com December 23, 2015

Managed Futures Lead, Credit Hedge Funds Down Again In November

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of -0.26% in November, bringing YTD returns deeper into negative territory for 2015, -1.21%. The industry’s last annual decline was 2011 when average returns were -4.99% and the S&P rose +2.11%. Despite overall industry returns being negative in 2015, the distribution of returns across funds is very slightly in favor of positive performance (50.2% positive, 49.8% negative). The average positive return is 7.28% and the average negative return is -9.23%. 2015 returns are most positively skewed for Origination & Financing strategies. 88% of O&F funds are up for theyear with an average...
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hedgeweek.com November 11, 2015

Hedge funds up 1.19 per cent in October

The hedge fund industry produced an aggregate return of 1.91 per cent in October, bringing YTD returns to near flat for 2015, but still negative at -0.80 per cent, according eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Performance report. The industry’s last annual decline was 2011 when average returns were -4.99 per cent and the S&P rose +2.11 per cent.
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terracement.wordpress.com November 04, 2014

Terra Cement Inc. partners with Ore Mines International Pty Ltd

Terra Cement Inc., (Terra) is a sustainable cement technology company, is pleased to announce that has signed joint venture agreement with Ore Mines International Pty Ltd in South Australia (OMI) to ...
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propertywire.com June 10, 2014

Planning permission for new UK homes back to 2008 levels, but still not enough

Planning permission for new homes in the UK is at its highest level since 2008 but the system needs to deliver more sites more quickly to meet demand, according to new figures from the House Builders Federation. The figures show that 177,731 permissions were granted in the year to the end of the first quarter of 2014 with 43,926 in the first three months of the year alone.
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