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hedgeweek.com June 14, 2017

Hedge Fund Performance Retains Momentum In May, Says Preqin

The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark returned 0.26 per cent in May, marking the seventh consecutive month of positive returns for the industry. Overall, hedge funds have recorded just three months of losses since the start of 2016. Multi-strategy hedge funds posted the highest returns of any leading strategy, at 1.40 per cent, while relative value funds were the only leading strategy to see losses, recording -0.38 per cent for the month. Despite falling slightly, 12-month returns for the industry are at 10.33 per cent, surpassing the expectations for hedge fund performance that investors gave Preqin at the start of the...
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hedgeweek.com April 18, 2017

Seven New Liquid Alts Funds Launched In Q1

Seven new liquid alternative funds were launched in Q1 2017, including three equity hedge funds, two relative value funds, one global macro fund and one multi-strategy fund, according to the Wilshire Funds Management Q1 Liquid Alternatives Industry Monitor. There were also 18 liquidations during the quarter.
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ai-cio.com April 11, 2017

Hedge Fund Returns Climbing In 2017

Equity Hedge and Relative Value Arbitrage led the way in Q1.
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gam.com March 16, 2017

Convertible Arbitrage - Back From The Dead?

Convertible arbitrage strategies have been an unloved category of the hedge fund landscape since they underperformed during the financial crisis. Over a three-year period to February 2017, performance has been weak, with the HFRX RV: FI-Convertible Arbitrage index losing 1.4% on an annualised basis compared to a 1.7% loss for the HFRX Relative Value index and a 0.5% loss for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund index. Recent performance has been stronger, with the HFRX RV: FI-Convertible Arbitrage index returning 9.7% for the 12 months to February 2017. However, even with this uptick, we see an improving opportunity set, given a...
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valuewalk.com February 23, 2017

Hedge Funds: Investors Seek To Reduce Their Exposure

More investors look to decrease their hedge fund investments in 2017 than will increase them, but pressure is not being felt equally across the industry The hedge fund industry may witness further investor redemptions in 2017: twice as many investors intend to reduce their exposure to hedge funds through the year than are looking to increase it. However, Preqin’s latest survey of over 150 active hedge fund investors finds that some leading strategies are more at risk of redemptions than others. Relative value strategies hedge funds are most sought-after, while twice as many investors plan to reduce their allocations to...
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feedproxy.google.com February 16, 2017

HFR: Asian Hedge Fund Capital Steady As Funds Outperform Benchmarks

Asian hedge funds led the charge in both the fourth quarter of last year and 2016 as a whole, according to the latest edition of Hedge Fund Research’sAsian Hedge Fund Industry Report, outperforming regional equity markets on strength in event-driven, relative value arbitrage and macro strategies.read more
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hedgeweek.com February 15, 2017

Asian Hedge Funds Top Equity Markets In Q4 And FY2016

Strong gains across Event-Driven, Relative Value Arbitrage and Macro strategies saw Asian hedge funds top the performance of volatile Asian equity markets in both Q4 and FY 2016, according to HFRâs latest Hedge Fund Industry Report. read more
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feedproxy.google.com November 10, 2016

Hedge Fund Aggregate Dips 0.76% In October To End Eight-Month Run

The hedge fund industry ended an eight-month string of consecutive monthly gains with a decline in October, according to eVestment’s latestHedge Fund Performance Report, supported by distressed and relative value credit strategies but hampered by negative returns among CTAs, event-driven and long/short equity managers.read more
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reuters.com October 31, 2016

Hedge Fund Pine River Manager O'Connell Leaves For Paloma Partners

Michael O'Connell, who ran Pine River's capital structure arbitrage strategy, which seeks to profit off different valuations between a company's debt and equity, took with him a team that included Jo...
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finalternatives.com October 21, 2016

HFRU Composite Up Slightly At Mid-Month On Equity, Relative Value Arbitrage Strategies | FINalternatives

The HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index, which measures UCITS-compliant hedge funds, is up 0.14% so far in October, according to a mid-month update by Hedge Fund Research. The data, which is through October 19, reflects the rise in bond yields and mixed global equity markets early in the month.  Accordingly, the index’s four sub-measures are a mixed mag at October’s halfway mark, with two in the green and two in the red.  The company’s HFRU Relative Value Arbitrage Index is up +0.32% through mid-October as gains from volatility, global credit and sovereign strategies were partially offset by declines in European...
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