Most might consider 13 to be an unlucky number, but for hedge funds, it marks the best first quarter its had in as many years. According to the Hedge Fund Research index, which tracks the performance of hedge funds, it rose 5.7 percent in Q1 of 2019-its highest since 2006. The rebound in U.S. equities thus [...] The post 5 Hedge Fund Replication Strategy ETFs to Consider appeared first on ETF Trends.
The boss of the world's biggest money manager is warning most investors are missing out as stocks march higher, just as under-invested hedge funds are showing signs of breaking ranks. That has triggered a debate on how the rest of the year will play out, given that strategists year-end index targets have already been reached. "If we are right that the global economy is not about to enter an economic abyss, we would have to admit that the risk of a 'melt-up' in U.S. and global share prices would rise," said Sean Darby, Hong Kong-based global equity strategist at Jefferies.
AQR and Capital Fund Management are among hedge funds making big bets against the German steel conglomerate Thyssenkrupp, according to a short-selling research firm. In what may be a worrying sign for companies at the heart of Germany's economy, bets against German steel have been ticking up this year. Marshall Wace, based in London, has been building up bets against German companies, racking up 25 short bets on the country's benchmark Dax index.
Hedge fund flows turned positive in February, as a January stock market rebound, hopeful signs in US-China trade talks and indications of a pause in US interest rate hikes spurred investors to reverse a five-month trend of net redemptions.
In a potentially troubling trend for hedge funds, family offices are increasingly willing to invest directly in alternative assets and complex situations.The world's wealthiest families have long been among the most prolific allocators to hedge funds, with some surveys indicating family offices, on average, deploy 25% of their capital to hedged strategies. But disillusionment with fund performance and fees is prompting family offices from...
Albourne Partners Ltd. has been around for a quarter-century and advises institutions who collectively invest more than $500 billion in alternative assets. So when Albourne this month, for the first time, made it mandatory for the roughly 650 hedge funds one of its teams monitors to answer questions about their approach to environmental, social and governance issues, it highlighted a shift the industry is struggling to cope with but can't afford to ignore.
Bannockburn chief market strategist Marc Chandler and Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock discuss Goldman Sachs' claim that President Trump has a "narrow advantage" going into 2020. As fundraising numbers continue to roll in from lawmakers and potential 2020 contenders, some Wall Street heavyweights have made their way into the fray. President Trump raised more money than any other candidate, with his campaign saying over the weekend that it raised more than $30.3 million in the first three months of the year, bringing his total in excess of $40 million. The average contribution was $34.
Swiss prosecutors are investigating a series of financing deals at a ski resort owned by Czech property billionaire Radovan Vitek that were raised in a U.S. lawsuit over allegations that he defrauded a New York hedge fund and a Czech investment firm of more than $1 billion. Prosecutors in the canton of Valais are looking into a 2016 capital raising by Remontees Mecaniques Crans-Montana Aminona SA (CMA) and how it used the money to increase its stake in a related property company. Valais Attorney General Nicolas Dubuis said the financing round is under investigation, but declined to give further details.
The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.06 per cent in March, bringing its year-to-date return to 4.36 per cent - the strongest Q1 performance of the hedge fund industry since the global financial crisis.